Today's offering showcases this very fine and rare retro Vacheron & Constantin.
It has an elegant square case and mint original silver dial with distinctive retro styled markers.
Even finer on the inside than the outside, it is powered by one of the company's caliber K1001 movement. For those who like to to rank things, the argument is often made that the 1000 series calibers K1001 and K1002 are overall the finest handwound calibers the company has ever made.
Speaking of their quality, one well-regarded writer stated: “An elegant caliber 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 prestigous Poinçon de Genève.
Its case is in better than near mint condition and retains clear hallmarks. And its original dial is just short of perfect mint.
Our watchmaker has freshly cleaned and oiled the watch.
Like always, 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.: 577,538
Year sold: c. 1967
Functions: Hours, Minutes
Designed for: Men
Case material: 18K gold
Case markings (outside): Swiss precious metal hallmarks
Case markings (inside): Vacheron & Constantin, Swiss, 18K, Minerva hallmark, Swisse, 407,029
Case condition: Better than near mint with clear hallmarks
Dimensions: 27mm diameter (excluding crown) by 33.5mm long lug-tip-to-tip
Dial: Silver, gold appliqué retro baton markers, signed Vacheron & Constantin, original, just short of perfect mint condition
Hands: Original, gold, batons
Movement type: Caliber K1001, extremely high grade, Vacheron & Constantin, rhodium plated, manually wound, Kif-flex shock resistance, index regulator, adjustments for temperature and five positions
Movement markings: Vacheron & Constantin with Maltese Cross, Geneve Swiss, Seventeen Jewels, Adjusted heat, cold, and five positions, K1001
Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
Crystal type: Acrylic, mint condition. If you would like a flatter mineral glass crystal without bevel can be installed, so the bevel does not partially cover the markers
Serviced: Yes, freshly cleaned and oiled.
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.