VACHERON CONSTANTIN | PLATINUM, CHRONOGRAPH, PERPETUAL CALENDAR WITH MOON-PHASES INDICATIONS, AUTOMATIC GENTLEMAN’S WRISTWATCH, REF 49005/000P
PLATINUM, CHRONOGRAPH, PERPETUAL CALENDAR WITH MOON-PHASES INDICATIONS, AUTOMATIC GENTLEMAN’S WRISTWATCH, REF 49005/000P
The newest timepiece to be included in this sale, the reference 49005 is a feat of Vacheron Constantin’s watchmaking savoir-faire. First launched in 1992, this highly complicated piece combines a perpetual calendar — meaning it will display the day, date and month continuously, accounting for leap years — along with a moon-phase display and chronograph function, all of which are housed in a fine and elegant platinum case. This piece, manufactured in 2002, is one of only 35 to feature a platinum case and this rare salmon-hued dial in gold with a handmade guilloché decoration. Beyond its technical bonafides, this watch features a remarkably clean, legible face that is embellished with lapis lazuli and gold moon-phase disk.
Dial: Salmon two-tone engine-turned dial, applied baton indexes
Calibre: cal. 11” ½ 1136 QP automatic, 38 jewels
Movement number: 831’751
Case: platinum, stepped bezel, back secured by 8 screws
Case number: 724’006
Closure: platinum Vacheron Constantin pin buckle
Dimensions: diameter 38mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Manufactured: in 2002
This watch will come with a certificate of authenticity and an exclusive box provided by Vacheron Constantin.
• Flat hair-spring which allows for a thin construction
• Column-wheel chronograph mechanism
• 12-hour and 30-minute counter chronograph to long-time calculation
• Complete and perpetual calendar indications:
a. days of the week
c. 48-month counter with leap years
d. moon-phase display
• Oscillating weight in 18k yellow gold which means rotor turns with a higher inertia and allows for quicker winding of the mainspring
• Winding-mechanism with steel ball bearing
• Rhodium-plated brass movement which protects against corrosion
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Please note that this timepiece has been fully serviced by the Vacheron Constantin Heritage Department.
DIAL: In good condition, the dial has been replaced by Vacheron Constantin.
CASE: in good condition, with very light scratches throughout. Hallmarks to the back remain sharp and crisp. With some deeper scratches to the back.
MOVEMENT: Working at time of cataloguing. Chronograph starts, stops and resets. Date, day and month advancing.
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).
From Vacheron Constantin's Heritage Collection