15 May 2006
Vacheron Constantin. A fine silver openface keyless lever deck watch with up and down indicator and Guillaume balance
Signed Vacheron & Constantin, Geneve, movement no. 450'628, case no. 282'734, manufactured in 1944
With gilt-finished fully jewelled lever movement, large Guillaume balance with gold poising screws, micrometer regulator, silver cuvette, the silvered matte dial with Arabic numerals, later blued steel spade hands, aperture for 32 hours power reserve indicator, subsidiary seconds, in silver case with engraved military markings to the hinged back, later bow, case, dial and movement signed, cuvette numbered
60 mm. diam.
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According to the Archives of Vacheron Constantin, the present watch was made in 1944.
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