Vacheron Constantin. A very fine and important 18ct yellow gold astronomical keyless minute-repeating dress watch with perpetual calendar, phase and age of the moon, split-seconds chronograph and progressive 30 minute register together with a Vacheron Constantin Certificate of Authenticity Genève, No.511624, Case No.360509, Ref.6526. Made in 1964
Lot 192
Vacheron Constantin. A very fine and important 18ct yellow gold astronomical keyless minute-repeating dress watch with perpetual calendar, phase and age of the moon, split-seconds chronograph and progressive 30 minute register together with a Vacheron Constantin Certificate of Authenticity Genève, No.511624, Case No.360509, Ref.6526. Made in 1964
Sold for £97,250 (US$ 163,291) inc. premium
Lot Details
Vacheron Constantin. A very fine and important 18ct yellow gold astronomical keyless minute-repeating dress watch with perpetual calendar, phase and age of the moon, split-seconds chronograph and progressive 30 minute register together with a Vacheron Constantin Certificate of Authenticity
Genève, No.511624, Case No.360509, Ref.6526. Made in 1964
36-jewel Cal.17''' JSMCCRVQ, rhodium plated movement with "fausses côtes" decoration, straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and five positions, Breguet balance spring, swan-neck micrometer regulator, repeating on gongs via slide in the band, split seconds chronograph with visible work, operated by means of the winding crown with push piece in the band, matt silver dial with applied gold indexes, outer minute/second track and fifth second timing scale, sunk subsidiary dials for days of the week, months of the leap year cycle with outer minute register, date, and seconds with inner moon phase aperture and lunar age sector, gold baton hands, very fine polished and satiné case with bevelled bezels and snap on back
51mm.

Footnotes

  • The Vacheron Constantin Ref.6526 was made in six examples only, with movement numbers ranging from 511622 - 511627. The triple complication watch was undoubtedly the most successful model for over 80 years. From 1880 to approximately the end of the 1960s, it was the symbol of Swiss horological mastery and was produced by only a very few great watchmaking companies such as Vacheron Constantin, Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet.

    This example was sold as part of the Vacheron Constantin Quarter Millennium Sale in Geneva on the 3rd of April 2005 and comes with its Certificate of Authenticity.
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