View full screen - View 1 of Lot 2210. Patrimony Perpetual Calendar, Reference 30020/000P-4 |  A platinum minute repeating wristwatch with two-tone dial, moon phases and leap year indication, Made in 1994 | 江詩丹頓 | Patrimony Perpetual Calendar 型號30020/000P-4 | 鉑金三問腕錶,備雙色錶盤、月相及閏年顯示,1994年製.
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Vacheron Constantin

Patrimony Perpetual Calendar, Reference 30020/000P-4 | A platinum minute repeating wristwatch with two-tone dial, moon phases and leap year indication, Made in 1994 | 江詩丹頓 | Patrimony Perpetual Calendar 型號30020/000P-4 | 鉑金三問腕錶,備雙色錶盤、月相及閏年顯示,1994年製

Estimate:

1,000,000

to
- 1,500,000 HKD

Property of a Private Collector

Vacheron Constantin

Vacheron Constantin

Patrimony Perpetual Calendar, Reference 30020/000P-4 | A platinum minute repeating wristwatch with two-tone dial, moon phases and leap year indication, Made in 1994 | 江詩丹頓 | Patrimony Perpetual Calendar 型號30020/000P-4 | 鉑金三問腕錶,備雙色錶盤、月相及閏年顯示,1994年製

Patrimony Perpetual Calendar, Reference 30020/000P-4 | A platinum minute repeating wristwatch with two-tone dial, moon phases and leap year indication, Made in 1994 | 江詩丹頓 | Patrimony Perpetual Calendar 型號30020/000P-4 | 鉑金三問腕錶,備雙色錶盤、月相及閏年顯示,1994年製

Estimate:

1,000,000

to
- 1,500,000 HKD

Lot sold:

1,638,000

HKD

Property of a Private Collector


Vacheron Constantin

Patrimony Perpetual Calendar, Reference 30020/000P-4

A platinum minute repeating wristwatch with two-tone dial, moon phases and leap year indication, Made in 1994

江詩丹頓

Patrimony Perpetual Calendar 型號30020/000P-4

鉑金三問腕錶,備雙色錶盤、月相及閏年顯示,1994年製


Dial: silvered

Calibre: cal. 1755 mechanical, 30 jewels

Movement number: 812'607

Case: platinum, snap on sapphire crystal display back

Case number: 634'565

Closure: black Vacheron Constantin alligator strap and platinum buckle

Size: 37 mm diameter

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: Vacheron Constantin Extract D'Archives, additional case back, setting pin and presentation box 

附帶後補資料庫精粹、備用錶背蓋、調校筆及盒子

The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. All function is working properly and the minute repeater is chiming very well, althought the movement is running it will benefit from a servicing. The bezel, band and lugs with light surface wear. The lugs still retain very crisp hallmarks that is clearly legible. The case back with signs of wear toward the edges. The case with minor signs of polishing as the hallmarks to the sides are slightly rubbed. The buckle with minor surface wear visible.


Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.


Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.


"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."

The Vacheron Constantin reference 30020 was manufactured in 200 examples in 2 configurations, one with a traditional dial as seen here and the other skeletonized. The watch draws direct inspiration from the vintage reference 4261, one of the most coveted Vacheron Constantin timepieces by collectors. The watch uses the same elegant stepped case profile as its vintage predecessor, along with the beautiful and distinct teardrop lugs. Remarkably, the movement was crafted using the same traditional techniques as that in the reference 4261 and as a result the watch not only mimics but certainly directly inherits heritage and authenticity.


The dial is created beautifully using different surfaces with the inner and outer sections of the dial featuring brushed finishes but in different directions, and subdials featuring concentric circular patterns to provide visual differentiation. The subdial hands are crafted from oxidized gold which appear blackened to enhance legibility.


The watch was not only historically important as a recreation of one of Vacheron Constantin’s golden references, but also due to its own technological accomplishments. At the time of its creation, the caliber was the world’s thinnest repeater at an astonishing 3.28 mm thinness, and the watch marked the first time the minute repeater complication was paired with perpetual calendar (the 4261 was only a triple calendar). With a beautiful repeating tone, this is truly an historic timepiece for the maison, and one that will surely attract true watch connoisseurs.