1940's Vacheron & Constantin Vintage Mens Watch, Large Size with Tear Drop Lugs - 18K Gold

Vacheron & Constantin

Item No. 6527

Today's offering showcases this handsome, desirable, and rare tear drop lug models. Found in different sizes, this is a largest version were familiar with measuring 35.5mm in diameter, about the size of a Rolex Datejust. Its robust size makes it wear even larger than that. Its presence is impressive for a vintage era watch.

Elegant yet understated, it appeals to the man who is satisfied knowing that he was wearing one of finest watches in the world and does not need to parade it. And equipped with a high-grade Vacheron & Constantin movement that is outfitted with an early, indirect sweep seconds mechanism, originally designed for physician's to time their patient's pulse and for professional use in other technical and sporting fields, it possesses all the necessary capabilities to earn it its place among the finest handwound timepieces in the world.

Made during World War, this fabulous watch dates to c. 1942 - 1943.

It is fully Vacheron and Constantin down to all hands and the winding crown.

On the wrist it presents as mint. Its 18K Vacheron & Constantin case has previously had an inscription removed from the back - otherwise it presents as mint. Its silver dial is a very nice restoration and still renames raised lettering. And its high-grade Vacheron & Constantin movement is clean.

One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it. It is running strong and true. We have installed a brand new mineral glass crystal that replicates the original and provides a clear view to the edge of the large concave dial.

For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new crocodile strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Included with the purchase is a one-year international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.

Vacheron & Constantin:
As the world's oldest watchmaker, Vacheron & Constantin sets the bar for what constitutes a world-class timepiece. Prized by kings and queens, heads of state, and prominent public figures, their timepieces rank among the most exclusive and expensive in the world.

Since the early 1800's, the elite Swiss firm Vacheron & Constantin has had as it's motto "Do better if possible... and that's always possible." The result of their carrying out this commitment has led to the development some of the most exceptional timepieces in the world.

  • Manufacturer: Vacheron & Constantin
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Serial no.: 467,113
  • Year built: c. early 1940's
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Subsidiary Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 18K gold
  • Case condition: Presents as mint on the wrist. Inscription previously removed from the back. Otherwise presents as mint condition with clear hallmark.
  • Dimensions: 35.5mm wide (excluding crown), 43mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Dial: Signed Vacheron & Constantin, silver, concave, gold applied faceted dart and Arabic indices, previously high quality restoration
  • Hands: Original gold baton minute and hour hands
  • Movement type: Very high grade, Cal. V453, Vacheron & Constantin, manually wound, rhodium-plated, fausses côtes decoration, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance adjusted to temperatures, shock absorber, self compensating flat balance spring
  • Jewels: 17 rubies
  • Beat frequency: 18,000 BPH
  • Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
  • Crystal: Mineral glass, brand new
  • Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system.
  • Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.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.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


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