11 May 2009
This lot is offered without a reserve
Vacheron Constantin. An unusual 18K white gold and sapphire-set teardrop-shaped openface keyless lever watch and fob
Signed Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, ref. 6668, movement no. 558'752, case no. 389'529, manufactured in 1962
Cal. 1003 nickel-finished lever movement stamped twice with the Geneva seal, 17 jewels, silvered brushed dial, applied sapphire-set baton numerals, teardrop-shaped case, raised sides set with two rows of sapphires, hidden crown at 3 o'clock, snap on back, oval-shaped white gold and sapphire-set pendant, matching 18K white gold and sapphire-set fob and chain, case, dial and movement signed, fob stamped with Vacheron Constantin's hallmark
38 mm. wide & 51 mm. overall length
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According to the Archives of Vacheron Constantin, the present watch was manufactured in 1962.
This lot is offered without reserve.
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