31 May 2006
VACHERON CONSTANTIN. A FINE 18K GOLD AUTOMATIC DOUBLE RETROGRADE WRISTWATCH
SIGNED VACHERON CONSTANTIN, GENEVE, MODEL MERCATOR, CASE NO. 673845, CIRCA 1996
With nickel-finished lever movement, 36 jewels, 21k gold rimmed rotor with engraved inscription 1594 - Gerard Mercator - 1994, the gilt dial with black enamel and etched map of the Americas and Australia, the time indicated by hands resembling legs of the early hand-held compasses used by Gerard 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, fluted lugs, glazed display snap on back, together with an 18k gold Vacheron Constantin deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
36 mm. diam.
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This watch is accompanied by a Certificate of Origin dated July 1996 and manual.
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