Today's offering showcases this very fine and highly unusual purpose-made Vacheron & Constantin cuff bracelet watch.
Acquired from the collection of Dr. Robert Restuccia, the watch features a classic hooded lug style case with spring loaded cuffs or bangles integrated into it. The inscription on the back indicates that it was gifted "To Jack with deep respect and admiration" in 1965.
The extremely fine movement and timeless silver dial are both original Vacheron & Constantin.
The fine midsized Vacheron & Constantin timepiece featured in this offering is an example of one of the company's early wristwatches.
Originally intended for a man, it could also make a great women's "boyfriend" watch very well-suited to the current trend.
Its gold weight alone is 54.3 grams.
Its case is in excellent condition with only light wear. Its understated Vacheron & Constantin dial is bright and clean, restored in vintage times.
One of our watchmakers has disassembled its movement down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment. It is near pristine and running very strong and true. Photos of the inside available upon request.
Accompanying it are modern signed Vacheron & Constantin boxes of unknown origin.
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
Serial no.: 465,276
Year built: Movement c. early to mid 1940's; case purpose built circa 1965.
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Subsidiary Seconds
Designed for: Men - a midsized unisex watch by today's standard
Case material: 14K gold
Case markings (inside): None
Case condition: Excellent with light wear
Dimensions: 23mm diameter (excluding crown) by 46mm long lug-tip-to-tip
Dial: Silver, gold applique faceted baton indices with Roman numerals for the primary hours, signed Vacheron & Constantin, subsidiary seconds dial, restored in vintage times, bright and clean
Hands: Original, gold "batons"
Movement type: Extremely high grade, Vacheron & Constantin caliber V458, rhodium plated, manually wound, cut bimetallic compensation balance, Breguet overcoil hairspring, index regulator
Movement markings: Vacheron & Constantin with Maltese Cross, Geneve, Swiss, 17 Jewels, Adjusted to Temperatures, 465,276, V458
Band: Purpose built spring loaded cuff bracelet integrated into the case, 14K gold, fits a wrist from 6 inches to approximately 7 inches without engaging springs - with spring engagement it can be worn on a wrist larger than that, excellent condition with light twisting
Width between lugs: 20mm
Crystal: Mineral glass, excellent condition
Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment. 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. It is running very accurately.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Signed inner and outer boxes of unknown origin; 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.