Hotel Richemond, Geneva
18 May 2004
Vacheron Constantin. A fine and rare 18K white and yellow gold openface Bras en l'Air keyless lever watch
Signed Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, movement no. 412691, case stamped VF for Verger Frères, no. 12317, retailed by Charlton & Co., circa 1930
With nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, the silvered dial with two arched sectors calibrated for hours and minutes, an applied gold and black enamel Eagle holding a bolt in each claw which indicate the time when depressing a button in the band, in circular white gold case with yellow gold rims to bezel and snap on back, the back centred by engraved initials, case stamped VF for Verger Frères, dial signed Charlton & Co., movement signed Vacheron & Constantin
46 mm. diam.
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Similar Bras en l'Air watches with Eagle dials are illustrated in The World of Vacheron Constantin Genève by C. Lambelet/L. Coen, p. 397.
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