VACHERON CONSTANTIN | 18K PINK GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH, REF 4072
VACHERON CONSTANTIN | 18K PINK GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH, REF 4072
VACHERON CONSTANTIN | 18K PINK GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH, REF 4072
VACHERON CONSTANTIN | 18K PINK GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH, REF 4072
VACHERON CONSTANTIN | 18K PINK GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH, REF 4072
VACHERON CONSTANTIN | 18K PINK GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH, REF 4072
VACHERON CONSTANTIN | 18K PINK GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH, REF 4072
VACHERON CONSTANTIN | 18K PINK GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH, REF 4072
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VACHERON CONSTANTIN | 18K PINK GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH, REF 4072

Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 GBP

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VACHERON CONSTANTIN | 18K PINK GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH, REF 4072

Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 GBP

Lot Sold:27,500GBP

Lot Details

Description

VACHERON CONSTANTIN | 18K PINK GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH, REF 4072


One of Vacheron Constantin’s most emblematic chronographs, the reference 4072 exhibits the understated elegance and technical virtuosity for which the manufacture is known. This piece, created in 1942, is one of only 260 models that were produced in pink gold with the caliber V434. Its handsomely patinated dial features pink gold indexes, blued steel counter and chronograph hands, and sleek, modernist lines. The manually-wound movement boasts a 30-minute counter — an especially impressive time-measuring capacity for the era. Its production started in the late 1930's and finished in the early 1970's. This specific piece was sold by the famous retailer Meisier & Co, based in Rio de Janeiro in 1945.


Dial: Salmon dial with registers, applied Roman numerals and baton indexes

Calibre: cal. 13”434 manual wind, 19 jewels

Movement number: 437’491

Case: 18k pink gold, snap-on back

Case number: 279’255

Closure: 18k pink gold Vacheron Constantin pin buckle

Dimensions: diameter 35mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Manufactured: in 1942


This watch will come with a certificate of authenticity and an exclusive box provided by Vacheron Constantin. 


Technique:

•       30 minute-counter chronograph with long-time measuring capacity

•       high quality column-wheel


Precision attributes:

•       Beryllium balance to insure temperature compensation

•       hairspring with a terminal curve to reduce the bad effects of gravity


Longevity attributes:

•       Rhodium-plated brass movement which protects against corrosion and preserve the Côtes de Genève decoration. Traditional Genevan finishing, this gives a unique aspect to the bridges.



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Condition Report

Please note that this timepiece has been fully serviced by the Vacheron Constantin Heritage Department.

DIAL: In good condition with scratches to the Vacheron Constantin logo at 12 o’clock, one small stain above the 3 o’clock register, one mark to the outside of the tachymeter bezel at 4 o’clock. With some minor other marks throughout the dial.


CASE: In good condition considering the age of the timepiece. The case retains crisp and legible hallmarks throughout. With some scratches to the satin finishing of the lug profiles, to the case band (including between the lugs) and back.


MOVEMENT: Working at time of cataloguing, with some minor scratches to the bridges and around the screws. The chronograph starts, stops and resets. 

The watch has not been tested to determine the accuracy of its timekeeping. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and that a service may be required at the buyer's discretion


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The online condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance purposes only. The images of the lot also form part of the online condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Any reference to condition in the online condition report does not amount to a full description of condition. The online condition report may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the online condition report of the lot or shown in the online images of the lot (for example, the online condition report 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. The online condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact by Sotheby's). Please also note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and wrist bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. In addition, certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot (for example, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades). For these reasons, the online condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. Prospective buyers should also refer to the Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. 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. Please be advised that wristbands 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS (ONLINE ONLY).

Cataloguing

Provenance

From Vacheron Constantin's Heritage Collection

Vacheron Constantin: The Vintage Collection
Online bidding closed15 Oct 2018 | 02:18 PM GMT