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 wonderful styling. Featuring an elegant Tonneau case and a timeless silver dial it showcases a wonderful Art Deco style with some subtitles carried over from Art Nouveau sensibilities.
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.
Its case is covered in stunning original factory done scroll work across the whole bezel and sides of the case, and it matches the watch's exquisite original engraved crown.
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.
We are pleased to offer it with all of its original parts. It presents in pleasing condition.
Its 18K white gold original contract case for Vacheron & Constantin with V & C case number is better than near mint. It is scratch-free and has not been over polished.
Its Breguet numeral dial is classic and clean, restored long ago in vintage times. It matches the watch well.
One of our Master Watchmakers has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components, installing a new mineral glass crystal like the original, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (an $895 value).
We have tested its very high grade movement on a machine that spins the watch in all directions simulating it being worn on the wrist. It is keeping very accurate time.
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.: 396,737 - of interest, in the last week we just sold a ladies Vacheron from there period numbered 396,528
Year built: c. first half of the 1920's
Functions: Hours, Minutes
Designed for: Ladies
Case material: 18K white gold
Case markings (inside): E.E.R. presumably Vacheron & Constantin's contract case maker, correct V & C case number 217,556, 18K, numerous watchmaker's marks showing an extensive service history
Case markings (outside): Wonderful Art Deco style monogram of "MHM"
Case condition: Better than near mint condition. Not overly polished with strong engraved details.
Dimensions: 23.5mm diameter (excluding crown) by 27mm long lug-tip-to-tip
Dial: Silver, black painted Breguet indices, outer railroad minute track, signed Vacheron & Constantin, restored long ago in vintage times. Please inquire if you would like it professionally restored by one of the leading dial experts in North America.
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, 396,737
Band: High quality leather strap made by Hirsch, designed for fixed lug watches, brand new
Width of lugs for band: 12mm
Crystal: Mineral glass, excellent condition
Serviced: One of our Master Watchmakers has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components, installing a new mineral glass crystal like the original, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (an $895 value). 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 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.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. We have also tested its on a machine that spins the watch in all directions simulating it being worn on the wrist. It is keeping very accurate time.
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.