1960's Vacheron & Constantin Ladies Backwind Miniature Watch - 18K Gold

Vacheron & Constantin

Item No. 8496

Today's offering showcases this very rare and extremely refined ladies Vacheron & Constantin mini backwinding watch. With a diameter of a mere 13.5mm, this tiny masterpiece showcases incredible watchmaking skills. In a day an age when watches have become bigger and bigger, it's often forgotten that the truest test of elite watchmaking skill is going small.

Of the many luxurious ladies watches manufactured during vintage times, the backwind models were the company's top-of-the-line non-bejewelled offerings for women, often costing the equivalent of tens of thousand of dollars in today's valuation.

Besides representing the state-of-the-art in miniaturization technology, they also possessed a great level of artistic refinement, concealing their winding crowns beneath the case back to avoid disrupting the watch's perfect purity and full symmetry.

Designed to embody the femininity of the times, this Vacheron possesses refined elegance in its sleek and very petite form.

We were fortunate to acquire it in beautiful all-original condition. It even has the original reverse threaded screw that holds the crown on, which often has been replaced in backwound watches.

Its case presents as better than near mint with clear stamping and strong lines. Its original dial is untouched and just short of mint. And its ultra-fine, miniaturized Vacheron & Constantin movement is clean.

Our Master Watchmaker has performed any needed servicing. It continues to keep very accurate time.

For the finishing touch it comes equipped with a leather strap and a second new one in brown is included. We have meticulously detailed it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

If you would like a photo of it on a small wrist to help grasp the small size of the watch, we'll be happy to provide one.

Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.

  • Manufacturer: Vacheron & Constantin
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Year built: c. 1960's
  • Functions: Hours and Minutes
  • Designed for: Women
  • Case material: 18K gold
  • Case condition: Better than near mint
  • Dimensions: 13.5mm wide
  • Dial: Silver, thin gold applique and black painted baton markers, signed Vacheron & Constantin Geneve, original, just short of mint
  • Hands: Original, gold, batons
  • Movement type: Very high quality, signed V & C, manually wound, rhodium plated, decorated
  • Band: Black Java lizard and uninstalled brown Java lizard
  • Crystal: Mineral glass, mint condition
  • Servicing: Our Master Watchmaker has performed any needed servicing.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. 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.
  • 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
  • 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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