Vacheron Constantin. A very fine and rare, onyx, silver, lapis, agate, mother of pearl and diamond desk clock with 8 days power reserve  Movement No. 386593, Verger Freres No. 9476, Circa 1920’s
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Vacheron Constantin. A very fine and rare, onyx, silver, lapis, agate, mother of pearl and diamond desk clock with 8 days power reserve Movement No. 386593, Verger Freres No. 9476, Circa 1920’s
Sold for HK$ 900,000 (US$ 116,063) inc. premium
Lot Details
Vacheron Constantin. A very fine and rare, onyx, silver, lapis, agate, mother of pearl and diamond desk clock with 8 days power reserve
Movement No. 386593, Verger Freres No. 9476, Circa 1920’s
17-jewel, Cal. RA19 bimetallic compensation balance, 8 days power reserve, ivory agate dial with applied Arabic numeral markers in black enamel, diamond set black enamel hands, fancy mother of pearl decoration on octagon case side, decoration sectioned by gilt silver, diamond set enamel bezel, clock set on oval lapis foot, black onyx bas with silver and mother of pearl decoration, together with original presentation box signed Gubelin Lucerne, case stamped VF (Verger Freres) and Gubelin Lucerne, movement signed Vacheron & Constantin 128mm height

Footnotes

  • Ferdinand Verger (1851-1928) was the founder of the company and a master watchmaker and a jeweler. In 1879 he became the French agent for Vacheron & Constantin and towards the end of the 19th century his two sons, started working for the business.

    Their masterpieces are amongst the most original designs of the Art Deco period, they specialized in elaborate timepieces. The business relationship between Verger and Vacheron Constantin later developed into a partnership but they also made for Cartier, Boucheron and other prestigious houses.
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