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PRESENTED TO THE PRIME MINISTER OF GREAT BRITAIN SIR ANTHONY EDEN, REFERENCE 6032 YELLOW GOLD WRISTWATCH MADE IN 1954
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PRESENTED TO THE PRIME MINISTER OF GREAT BRITAIN SIR ANTHONY EDEN, REFERENCE 6032 YELLOW GOLD WRISTWATCH MADE IN 1954
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Vacheron Constantin
PRESENTED TO THE PRIME MINISTER OF GREAT BRITAIN SIR ANTHONY EDEN, REFERENCE 6032 YELLOW GOLD WRISTWATCH MADE IN 1954
Dial: off-white
Calibre: cal. 453 manual winding, 17 jewels
Movement number: 513'261
Case: 18ct yellow gold, snap-on back with personalised engraving
Case number: 343'117
Closure: black unsigned alligator strap with unsigned yellow metal pin buckle
Dimensions: 34mm diameter
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Vacheron Constantin Extract from the Archives confirming year of manufacture in 1954
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Robert Anthony Eden, 1st earl of Avon, Viscount Eden of Royal Leamington Spa, ( June 12, 1897- January 14, 1977) was British foreign secretary intermittently between 1935 and 1955, becoming Prime Minister in 1955 until 1957. He had been a popular politician, renowned for his firm stance against Fascism throughout the 1930’s. His leading role at the Geneva summit of 1955 was a major contribution in the global effort to end the Cold War. However, despite the important political progress he made at the 1955 summit, his short tenure as Prime minister came to an abrupt end due to an ill-judged invasion into Egypt over control of the Suez Canal. This always seemed to overshadow other notable achievements over 30 years in the public eye.

The summit that took place on July 18th 1955 was a crucial meeting between the ’Big Four’ Heads of Government (The United Kingdom, the United States, France and the USSR) to openly discuss European security, German unification, nuclear disarmament, and East-West relations and the mounting tensions between them. Although no firm agreements were reached, it was widely recognised that this was an important first step in easing the political deadlock between the World leaders.

Similar to the famous Victory watches, a group of Swiss dignitaries gifted the group the finest of Swiss horological production. Eight Reference 6032 Vacheron Constantin wristwatches were presented to them in tribute to the leaders' continued efforts to find peace. Each watch was personally engraved with the name of the politicians, the date of the conference and originally accompanied by a letter signed by the generous patrons expressing their gratitude.

The inscription on the watch reads, ‘ Hommage de Citoyans de Geneve, A son Excellence Sir Anthony Eden 1re Ministre de Mojeste Britannique, Conference de Geneve July 1955’

We are extremely grateful to Vacheron Constantin for opening their archives and sharing this incredible and fascinating piece of history.

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