1960's Vacheron & Constantin Vintage Ultra Slim Modernist Watch, Cal. 1003 - 18K Gold

Vacheron & Constantin

Item No. 3126

Today's offering showcases this handsome and interesting modernist "extra flat" Vacheron & Constantin.

It is an uncommon model and fully original down to the unusual conical-shaped crown.

With is elegant and distinctive round case and simple understated gold dial and hands, it has a fashionable yet discrete modernist style.

Powering the watch is Vacheron & Constantin's legendary extra-flat caliber 1003 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!

In fact, 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 a reputation as masterpieces of twentieth century watchmaking.

It's 18K gold case is in near mint condition. It's dial is original and untouched. And its extremely high-grade movement is running true. It has just been fully serviced by our Master Watchmaker.

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.: 544,185
  • Year built: c. 1960's
  • Model: Ref. 6590
  • Functions: Hours and Minutes
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 18K gold
  • Case condition: Near mint with light marks on the bezel
  • Dimensions: 34mm diameter, 5mm thick
  • Dial: Gold, thin applique baton markers, original, excellent condition with fairly light aging
  • Hands: Original, gold, thin 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
  • Jewels: 17 rubies
  • Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
  • Width between lugs: 16mm
  • Crystal type: Glass, mint condition
  • Servicing: Fully serviced by a our Master Watchmaker.
  • 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 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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