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

Vacheron & Constantin

Item No. 8022

Today's offering showcases this very fine mens Vacheron & Constantin watch in 18K gold with ultra-thin caliber 1003 movement.

It showcases wonderful modernist design sensibilities with a large bezel and distinctive style. Its classic and simple understated dial and hands, give it a fashionable yet elegant 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.

Like only the very finest watches in the world - select watches from the likes of Patek, AP, and V & C, it is adjusted to five positions, heat, cold, and even isochronism (the amount of wind left in the movement). The movement is stamped with the prestigious Poinçon de Genève attesting to its origin and quality.

Like many dress watches from the era, though it originally was a mens midsize watch, it is a small unisex size by today's standards, although its wide bezel makes it present larger on the wrist. It measures 27mm in diameter without the crown.

We were fortunate to acquire the watch in all-original condition. All of its parts are original down to the dial, hands, and winding crown. It is estate fresh except for our servicing and band installation, from a one owner family.

Its 18K gold case is in excellent condition. Its untouched original dial is in near mint condition. And its extremely 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 otherwise untouched. It is keeping very accurate time.

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

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

  • Manufacturer: Vacheron & Constantin
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Serial no.: 571,748
  • Year built: c. around 1964-1965
  • Model: Ref. 6712
  • Functions: Hours and Minutes
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 18K gold
  • Case markings (inside): Vacheron & Constantin, Swiss, .750, 18K, 6712, 400,605
  • Case condition: Excellent with light wear
  • Dimensions: 27mm diameter, 31mm thick
  • Dial: Gold, thin black painted baton markers, original, near mint condition
  • Hands: Original, blackened, 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, stamped with the prestigious Poinçon de Genève attesting to its origin and quality
  • Jewels: 17 rubies
  • Band: Teju lizard, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
  • Width between lugs: 17mm
  • Crystal type: Mineral glass, mint condition
  • Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com for details.
  • 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.
  • 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


Recently Viewed Items