17 November 2008
Vacheron Constantin. An unusual and probably unique 18K gold and enamel openface keyless lever dress watch
Signed Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, retailed by R. Laurin, Bâle, movement no. 375'899, case no. 247'590, manufactured in 1923
Cal. RA 17''62 nickel-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, wolf's tooth winding, gold cuvette, gilt matte dial, applied gold Breguet numerals, subsidiary seconds, circular case decorated with ramolayé translucent blue enamel scroll and floral Renaissance decoration on guilloché background, engraved pendant and bow, case, dial and movement signed by maker, cuvette signed by maker and retailer
45 mm. diam.
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According to the Archives of Vacheron Constantin, the present watch was manufactured in 1923.
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