1946 Vacheron & Constantin Mens Vintage Rectangular Watch with Hooded Lugs - 14K Gold

Vacheron & Constantin

Item No. 8400SH

Today's offering showcases this striking "barrel lug" model made exclusively for the U.S. market. Our photos couldn't do it justice.

In the 1930's and 40's, Vacheron & Constantin's elite Swiss workshop produced only twenty-five to thirty-five timepieces per day, making their vintage watches far scarcer than their modern counterparts.

Built circa 1946, shortly after the close of the Second World War, it combines exceptional quality with unusual and striking styling well-suited for the less restrained U.S. market.

The Art Deco period and the few years that followed, with its love for geometrical design saw the creation of striking pieces by Vacheron & Constantin. These were mainly dress watches as well as exotic and luxurious pieces at times, some of which were in multi-color gold.

It features dramatic hooded barrel lugs and a two-tone dial. Its distinctive lugs give the appearance that the band is integrated directly into the watch.

It still has all of its original parts.

Its case is better than near mint. Its dial was restored in vintage times. Please inquire if you would like it freshly restored.

One of our watchmakers has disassembled its high-grade handwound Vacheron cal. 433 movement down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it. It is keeping accurate time.

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 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.: 436,201
  • Year built: c. 1946
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Subsidiary Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 14K gold
  • Case markings (inside): V&C, 14K, signed with Maltese Cross, 26775. Note the various hand-engraved watchmaker's markings show an extensive service history.
  • Case markings (outside): C.J.K 1921 - 1946, From R.A.M. A.P.L. L.L.G.
  • Case condition: Better than near mint
  • Dial: Signed Vacheron & Constantin and GENEVE, two-tone silver, gold applied numerals and spherical markers, subsidiary seconds dial, restored in vintage times. Please inquire if you would like it freshly restored.
  • Hands: Original, gold batons
  • Movement markings: Vacheron & Constantin, Geneve, marked with Maltese Cross, 17 Jewels, Swiss, Adjusted to Temp., 436,201
  • Jewels: 17 rubies
  • Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
  • Crystal: Acrylic, original or vintage, scratch-free. Please inquire if you would like a new crystal installed.
  • Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system.
  • Warranty: One-year international C.O.T. warranty. 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 experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
  • 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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