29 October 2002
VACHERON & CONSTANTIN. A FINE 18K GOLD SELF-WINDING WRISTWATCH
Signed Vacheron & Constantin, Geneve, Model Mercator, circa 1995
With skeletonised nickel finished lever movement, 36 jewels, 21k gold-rimmed rotor with the inscription 1594 Gerard Mercator 1994, the gilt dial depicting the map of the Americas, the time indicated by hands resembling legs of the early hand-held compasses used by Gerardus Mercator, both moving in an arc over two sectors calibrated for 12 hours and 60 minutes with Arabic numerals, the circular case with stepped bezel and fluted lugs, glazed snap on back, together with an 18k gold Vacheron & Constantin double deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
36 mm. diam.
This watch is sold with papers
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The Mercator model was introduced in 1994 to commemorate the famous cartographer and humanist, Gerardus Mercator on the 400th anniversary of his death.
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