Today's offering showcases this striking, very fine and rare Vacheron & Constantin mens dress watch.
It has a classic and elegant case with dramatic tiered design. It has a beautiful late 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 calibre 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 ligne handwinds of Patek Philippe…"
Its beautifully finished movement, which remains in very pleasing condition, is stamped in two places with the prestigious Poinçon de Genève.
Its parts are fully original down to the hands and winding crown.
Its 18K gold case presents very nicely. Its silver dial has just been restored by one of the leading dial experts in North America. And our its high-grade movement has just been serviced and is running very accurately
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 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. 6399
Serial no.: 556,246
Year built: c. early 1960's
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Subsidiary Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: 18K gold
Case markings (outside): Swiss precious metal hallmark on bottom right lug
Case markings (inside): Vacheron & Constantin, 18K, Minerva hallmark, Swiss, 381221, 6399
Case condition: Presents beautifully. A few light remnants of wear and signs of polishing. The hallmark on the lug is partially intact but light from previous polishing.
Dimensions: 33mm diameter (excluding crown) by 37mm long lug-tip-to-tip
Dial: Silver, gold applique baton markers, signed Vacheron & Constantin, very nicely restored
Hands: Original, gold, batons
Movement type: Extremely high grade, Vacheron & Constantin caliber K1001, rhodium plated, manually wound, adjustments for temperature and positions, Kif-Flex shock resistance
Movement markings: Vacheron & Constantin with Maltese Cross, Geneve, Swiss, Eighteen Jewels, Adjusted to Heat Cold Isochronism and 5 Positions, K1001. Stamped in two places with the prestigous Poinçon de Genève.
Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn, with unsigned gold plated buckle
Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
Serviced: Yes, cleaned and oiled.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system.
Warranty: 1-year warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.