Today's offering showcases this rare and very fine Art Deco Vacheron & Constantin ladies watch.
Built circa the first half of the 1920's, it combines exceptional quality with classic styling. Featuring an elegant cushion case and a timeless silver dial it showcases a wonderful Art Deco style with some subtleties carried over from Art Nouveau sensibilities.
Its beautiful original blue steel "Breguet moon" hands have aged to a deep purple tone visible at various angles...unfortunately the camera couldn't quite capture it.
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.
We are pleased to offer it with all of its original parts. It presents in beautiful restored condition, having just finished an expertly done year-long restoration.
Its 18K gold original case is excellent condition. It is scratch-free and has not been over polished. Its dial is bright and attractive, professionally restored by one of the leading dial experts in North America. And its very high grade movement is running.
One of our Master Watchmakers who worked on Vacheron & Constantin watches as an authorized watchmaker for the brand's own service center has serviced the watch (a $795 value). He has done authorized watchmaking work for the Richemont group's service department, a conglomerate that owns many of high-end brands including Vacheron & Constantin and Cartier.
For the finishing touch we have installed a brand new high quality leather strap designed for fixed lug watches making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
Manufacturer: Vacheron & Constantin
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no.: 396,528
Year built: c. first half of the 1920's
Functions: Hours, Minutes
Designed for: Ladies
Case material: 18K gold
Case markings (inside): Vacheron & Constantin's case number 246,826, CRS, 18K, Hallmarks, numerous watchmaker's marks showing an extensive service history
Case condition: Excellent condition. Scratch-free and not overly polished.
Dimensions: 20mm diameter (excluding crown) by 23mm long lug-tip-to-tip
Dial: Silver, black painted Arabic indices, outer railroad minute track, signed Vacheron & Constantin, expertly restored
Hands: Original, blue steel, "Breguet moons", aged to a deep purple
Movement type: Extremely high grade, Vacheron & Constantin, rhodium plated, manually wound, cut bimetallic compensation balance, index regulator
Movement markings: Vacheron & Constantin with Maltese Cross, Geneve, 396,528
Band: High quality leather strap designed for fixed lug watches, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
Width of lugs for band: 12mm
Crystal: Mineral glass, excellent condition
Serviced: One of our Master Watchmakers who worked on Vacheron & Constantin watches as an authorized watchmaker for the brand's own service centre has serviced the watch (a $795 value). He has done authorized watchmaking work for the Richemont group's service department, a conglomerate that owns many of high-end brands including Vacheron & Constantin and Cartier. 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 Master Watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts. One used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealership and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Centre.
Timing: Keeping time. Please do not expect perfect accuracy from a watch of this age.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity
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.