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Vacheron Constantin

Estimate
15,000 - 25,000 USD
Sold
20,000 USD
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Description

  • A FINE YELLOW GOLD AUTOMATIC DOUBLE RETROGRADE WRISTWATCH
    REF 43050 MVT 797904 CASE 656809 MERCATOR CIRCA 1994
  • gold
• cal. 1120/2 automatic nickel lever movement stamped with the seal of Geneva, 36 jewels, 21k gold rotor segment • gold dial with map of North and South America, two retrograde sectors indicating hours and minutes, the hands in the form of mapping compasses • 18k yellow gold case, sapphire crystal display back • case, dial and movement signed

Catalogue Note

Accompanied by the Certificate of Origin and original box.

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 various dials depict the map of Americas or Australia, Europe, Africa and Asia as drawn by Gerardus Mercator in 1587.

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