1950 Vacheron & Constantin Vintage Mens Watch - 18K Gold

Vacheron & Constantin

Item No. 2276

Today's offering showcases this striking, very fine and rare Vacheron & Constantin c. 1950 mens watch.

It features a classic and elegant case with dramatic curved lugs done in suggestive of a thin Bombé style. It has a beautiful mid-century design with understated silver dial.

As fine on the inside as the outside, the watch is powered by a very high-grade Vacheron & Constantin caliber 1001 movement adjusted to temperatures.

For those who like to to rank things, the argument is often made that the 1000 series calibers are overall the finest handwound calibers the company has ever made.

Speaking of their quality, one well-regarded writer stated: “An elegant caliber in five bridges, the sub-seconds 1001 and the center-seconds 1002 had formed the basis of Vacheron & Constantin's reputation in the 1950s and 60s. They were matched only by the peak 10 and 12 line handwinds of Patek Philippe…" It is a beautifully finished movement.

Its thick 18K gold case presents very nicely and has signs of previous polishing. Its silver dial has previously been very well restored. And our Master Watchmaker has just fully serviced the movement, which is running very true.

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.

  • Manufacturer: Vacheron & Constantin
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Model: Ref. 4706
  • Serial no.: 503,464
  • Year built: c. 1950
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Subsidiary Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 18K gold
  • Case markings (outside): Swiss precious metal hallmark partially intact
  • Case markings (inside): Vacheron & Constantin, 18K, Minerva hallmark, Swiss, 341051
  • Case condition: Presents as near mint with signs of polishing. The hallmark on the lug is partially intact but light from previous polishing.
  • Dimensions: 33mm diameter (excluding crown) by 40.5mm long lug-tip-to-tip
  • Dial: Silver, gold applique baton markers, signed Vacheron & Constantin, previously very nicely restored
  • Hands: Original, gold, batons
  • Movement type: Extremely high grade, Vacheron & Constantin caliber 1001, rhodium plated, manually wound, adjustments for temperature
  • Movement markings: Vacheron & Constantin with Maltese Cross, Geneve, Swiss, Seventeen Jewels, Adjusted to Temperatures, 1001
  • Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
  • Serviced: Yes, freshly fully serviced by our Master Watchmaker.
  • Warranty: 1-year 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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