Vacheron & Constantin. A fine 18K gold automatic center seconds wristwatchMovement No. 496987, Case no. 332940, circa 1950
Lot 107
Vacheron & Constantin. A fine 18K gold automatic center seconds wristwatchMovement No. 496987, Case no. 332940, circa 1950
Sold for US$ 3,416 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Vacheron & Constantin. A fine 18K gold automatic center seconds wristwatch
Movement No. 496987, Case no. 332940, circa 1950
17-jewel Cal. 477/1 movement wound by an oscillating weight, shock resistant suspension to mono metallic balance, silvered dial with applied gold baton numerals, engraved dot minute ring, polished gold hands, circular screw back case with molded down turned lugs, case, dial and movement signed. 34 mm diam.

Footnotes

  • Automatic winding by means of an oscillating weight was one of the first successful mechanisms to perform this task. Introduced in the 18th century, it was adopted by A.-L. Breguet for his "Perpetuelle" watches. Refer to lot 185 and the subsequent footnote for a discussion of Breguet's innovations.
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