VACHERON CONSTANTIN | ROYAL EAGLE, REFERENCE 49145/000A-8970 STAINLESS STEEL TONNEAU-FORM CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH DOUBLE GUICHET DATE CIRCA 2000
ROYAL EAGLE, REFERENCE 49145/000A-8970
STAINLESS STEEL TONNEAU-FORM CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH DOUBLE GUICHET DATE
Calibre: cal. 1137 automatic, 37 jewels
Movement number: 938'223
Case: stainless steel, back secured by 8 screws
Case number: 750'238
Closure: brown Vacheron Constantin alligator strap with stainless steel Vacheron Constantin double folding clasp
Dimensions: 36mm width x 39mm length
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Vacheron Constantin unsigned International Warranty, booklets, sale tag, Vacheron Constantin leather travel roll
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DIAL: dial and hands in excellent condition. Sapphire crystal bears small scratches between 10 and 12 o'clock
CASE: shows signs of wear, with scratches throughout. Outer caseback displays very clearly legible serial number and branding. The stainless steel double folding clasp bears scratches and is slightly loose.
MOVEMENT: running at the time of cataloguing. The chronograph is not resetting exactly at 12. The minute hand is pushing the chronograph central seconds hand when adjusting the time. The chronograph central hand has been slightly bent, likely during previous time-setting attempts. A mechanical service is recommended.
**The strap of this wristwatch is made from an endangered species, please refer to important notices for further information**.
Please note that the movement has not been tested for 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.
Please note: Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot
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Vacheron Constantin has been producing pieces with Tonneau-shaped cases since 1912, and it has become a signature design of the Manufacture. The brand decided to continue this historic aesthetic in 2002 by launching the Royal Eagle collection, aimed at a younger audience alongside the Overseas line.
The Royal Eagle illustrates Vacheron Constantin’s willingness to seamlessly blend elegance and sportiness.
The present stainless steel Vacheron Constantin Royal Eagle Chronograph displays a modern smooth silvered dial with oversized painted Arabic numerals. The elegantly integrated double-guichet date and the three-register chronograph display enhance the presence of the watch.
The self-winding calibre 1137, manufactured by F.Piguet, is also used for the Overseas chronograph model.