Today's offering showcases this rare and very fine Art Deco Vacheron & Constantin mens midsize watch with gorgeous lugs. Built circa the early 1940's, it combines exceptional quality with striking styling.
Featuring an elegant case with special triple-tiered lugs with a sophisticated design and a silver and rose gold Roman dial it showcases a wonderful and distinctive late Art Deco style.
The Art Deco period, with its love for geometrical design saw the creation of striking pieces by Vacheron & Constantin. These were mainly dress watches, although some were sports watches, as well as exotic and luxurious pieces. They also were often small by today's standards, keeping in step with the tastes of the time.
With the exception of the winding crown, its part are all original to the watch. It presents in beautiful restored condition.
Its dramatic 18K rose gold Vacheron & Constantin case presents as better than near mint. Its dial is bright and attractive, previously professionally restored by one of the leading dial experts in North America. Its very high grade movement is keeping time.
One of our Master Watchmakers has disassembled the movement down to the last screw and fully serviced it including installing a correct new mainspring. It is running strong and true.
For the finishing touch we have installed a brand new Teju strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function, a full-page custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
Manufacturer: Vacheron & Constantin
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no.: 449,228
Year built: c. early 1940's
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Subsidiary Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: 18K rose gold
Case markings (inside): Vacheron & Constantin, Swiss, 18K, Minerva hallmark, 285,792
Case condition: Better than near near mint with light wear hidden underneath a couple of the lugs
Dimensions: 31mm diameter (excluding crown) by 38mm long lug-tip-to-tip
Dial: Silver, rose gold applied Roman indices, signed Vacheron & Constantin, outer minute track, one pin prick indention in dial on edge of seconds by five, very well-restored
Hands: Original, rose gold, "batons"
Movement type: Extremely high grade, Vacheron & Constantin, frosted gilt, manually wound, cut bimetallic compensation balance, index regulator
Movement markings: Vacheron & Constantin with Maltese Cross, Geneve
Band: Teju lizard, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn with unsigned rose gold tone buckle
Width between lugs: 16mm
Crystal: Acrylic, excellent condition. Please inquire if you would like a new mineral glass crystal installed.
Serviced: One of our Master Watchmakers has disassembled the movement down to the last screw and fully serviced it including installing a correct new mainspring. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an extremely experienced team of four watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It is running strong and true.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email email@example.com for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.