Lot 2149
  • 2149

Vacheron & Constantin

Estimate
120,000 - 180,000 HKD
Sold
620,000 HKD
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Description

  • A FINE AND VERY RARE YELLOW GOLD CUSHION-FORM WRISTWATCH
    1919 THE ORIGINAL AMERICAN MVT 394192 CASE 245206
• cal. R.A. 11'''62 Nouveau manual winding rodium-plated movement, 16 jewels, straight line lever escapement, bimetallic balance • white enamel dial, Breguet numerals and hands, sunk subsidiary dial for constant seconds • 18k yellow gold cushion-form case, crown at the top left corner over the 12 o'clcok • case, dial and movement signed • with an 18k yellow gold Vacheron Constantin buckle  

Catalogue Note

With a Vacheron Constantin Certificate of Authenticity. 

The original ¿American¿ was introduced by Vacheron Constantin in 1919 with an unusual dial shifted 45° from its normal orientation. It carried an R.A 11 lignes Nouveau Amerique movement which originally designed for a pendant watch as the idea of wristwatch was at its infancy back then. In 1921, the dial was modified, making it more suitable for right-handed wearer, and named ¿American 1921¿.According to our reserch only 12 examples of this model, the original 1919 American, were made.

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