15 November 2004
Vacheron Constantin. A slim platinum openface keyless lever dress watch
Signed Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, movement no. 417546, case no. 264718, circa 1940
With nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, the silvered brushed dial with applied baton numerals, subsidiary seconds, in circular slim case with enlarged bezel, snap on back, case, dial and movement signed
43 mm. diam.
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Vacheron Constantin confirm the sale of the present watch in 1940.
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