Lot 205
  • 205

Vacheron Constantin

50,000 - 80,000 GBP
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  • platinum
  • diameter 37 mm
• cal. 1755 manual winding nickel-finished lever movement, 30 jewels, mono-metallic balance • two-tone silvered satin dial, applied hour markers, three subsidiary dials for day, date, month and leap year indication, fan-form aperture for moon-phases • platinum stepped case, tear-drop lugs, slide to the band for minute repeating, glazed display back • dial and movement signed • with a platinum Vacheron Constantin buckle


Please note that the movement has not been checked for timekeeping accuracy and Sotheby's will not be held responsible for any repairs should they be required. Movement is in working order while cataloguing and the functions and correctors appear to be operational. Minute repeating is clear. Dial and hands clean and in very good condition. The case with usual and inevitable scuffs throughout. Attractive watch in very good condition and complete.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping.

Important Notice regarding importation into the United States of Rolex watches
Sotheby's cannot arrange for the delivery of Rolex watches to the United States because U.S. laws restricts the import of Rolex watches. The buyer or a designated agent may collect the property in the country of sale."

Catalogue Note

Vacheron Constantin made its first minute repeating pocket watch in 1812 and its first minute repeating wristwatch in 1930. In the 19th Century Vacheron can be seen making multi complicated watches with repeating mechanisms combined with perpetual calendars or chronographs.

The Vacheron Constantin minute repeating perpetual calendar Ref. 30020 wristwatch is known for its classical appearance with distinctive flared lugs. The case is fitted with sapphire crystal to the dial and a display back made of acrylic which allows the tone of the repeater to be loud and produce a purer sound.  
The reference 30020 was produced in a limited series of 200 pieces .