VACHERON CONSTANTIN. A FINE PLATINUM SELF-WINDING DOUBLE RETROGRADE WRISTWATCH
Signed Vacheron Constantin, Geneve, Model Mercator, Movement No. 799028, Case No. 684484, Ref. 43050, circa 1994
With nickel-finished lever movement, 36 jewels, the 21K gold rimmed rotor with the engraved inscription 1594 - Gérard Mercator - 1994, the silvered dial with a black enamel map depicting Asia, Europe and Africa, 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, fluted lugs, glazed screw back, together with an 18k white gold Vacheron Constantin buckle, case, dial and movement signed
36 mm. diam.