1960's Vacheron & Constantin "Extra-Flat" Vintage Mens Midsize Square Watch - 18K Gold

Vacheron & Constantin

Item No. 5250

Today's offering showcases this mens midsize Vacheron & Constantin with ultra thin caliber 1003 movement. Its thin gold case and royal blue dial with thin markers and hands give it a classic and regal vintage style.

Just as fine on the inside as it is on the outside, the watch is powered by Vacheron & Constantin's legendary extra-flat movement, co-developed with Audemars Piguet. Released in 1955 to celebrate the company's bicentennial, this minuscule mechanism is the thinnest movement ever created for a normal size watch, measuring a mere 1.64mm!

To honor the achievement Vacheron & Constantin presented personalized examples to several key Heads of State including President Dwight Eisenhower. Only a few luxury watches in the following decades would lay claim to this movement earning them reputations as masterpieces of twentieth-century watchmaking.

It is fully original down to its dial, hands, winding crown, and original solid 18K gold V & C buckle and in pleasing condition.

Our watchmaker has just freshly cleaned and oiled the movement, which is stamped with the prestigious Poinçon de Genève.

Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. 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
  • Serial no.: 644,827
  • Year built: c. 1960's
  • Model: Ref. 6290
  • Functions: Hours and Minutes
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 18K gold
  • Case markings (inside): Vacheron & Constantin, Swiss, 18K (0.750), 6290, 458885
  • Case condition: Near mint
  • Dimensions: 26mm diameter without crown by 32mm long lug tip to tip
  • Dial: Royal blue, thin gold appliqué baton markers, original, better than near mint
  • Hands: Original, gold, batons
  • Movement type: Very high quality, V & C caliber 1003, extra-flat, stamped with prestigious Hallmark of Geneve, manually wound, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions for very accurate timekeeping, self-compensating flat balance-spring
  • Movement markings: Vacheron & Constantin, Swiss, Seventeen Jewels, Adjusted to 5 positions, Heat, Cold and Isochronism, 1003, stamped with prestigious Poinçon de Genève
  • Band: Java lizard, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
  • Crystal: Mineral glass, mint condition
  • Serviced: Yes, freshly cleaned and oiled. 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.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system.
  • 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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