13 November 2006
Vacheron Constantin. A fine and unusual 18K gold chronograph wristwatch with two-tone dial
Signed Vacheron & Constantin, Geneve, movement no. 418'670, case no. 261'657, manufactured in 1937
With gilt-finished lever movement, 21 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, the two-tone silvered dial with applied baton and Arabic numerals, outer telemetre scale, two engine-turned subsidiary dials indicating constant seconds and 30 minutes register, in circular case with downturned lugs, snap on back, two oval-shaped chronograph buttons in the band, 18K gold Vacheron Constantin buckle, case, dial and movement signed
33 mm. diam.
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According to the Archives of Vacheron Constantin, the present watch was manufactured in 1937.
This watch is a fine example of one of Vacheron Constantin's early chronograph wristwatches, still featuring olive-shaped chronograph pushers.
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