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VACHERON CONSTANTIN | MERCATOR, REFERENCE 43050A LIMITED EDITION YELLOW GOLD BI-RETROGRADE WRISTWATCH WITH DIAL DEPICTING THE MAP OF THE AMERICAS, CIRCA 1998

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  • MERCATOR, REFERENCE 43050A LIMITED EDITION YELLOW GOLD BI-RETROGRADE WRISTWATCH WITH DIAL DEPICTING THE MAP OF THE AMERICAS, CIRCA 1998
Dial: champagne dial depicting the map of the Americas Caliber: cal. 1120/2 automatic, 36 jewelsMovement number: 797'937Case: 18k yellow gold, screw down sapphire crystal display backCase number: 656'950Closure: brown unsigned strap and 18k yellow gold Vacheron Constantin folding claspSize: 36 mm diameterSigned: case, dial and movement

Catalogue Note

The Mercator series was first introduced in 1994 to commemorate Gerardus Mercator, the famous cartographer and humanist, on the 400th anniversary of his death. The case is inspired by a 1940s Vacheron Constantin model known as the "Geographique". The current dial depicts the map of Americas as drawn by Gerardus Mercator in 1587.
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