Vacheron Constantin. A fine 18ct white gold bracelet watch with 'mint green' dial made for the Libyan market Ref:2045, Circa 1976

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Lot 195
Vacheron Constantin. A fine 18ct white gold bracelet watch with 'mint green' dial made for the Libyan market
Ref:2045, Circa 1976

Sold for £ 5,000 (US$ 6,116) inc. premium
Vacheron Constantin. A fine 18ct white gold bracelet watch with 'mint green' dial made for the Libyan market
Ref:2045, Circa 1976
36-jewel Cal:1121 automatic movement with 22ct gold edged steel rotor, mint green dial with applied white gold baton hour markers, printed inscription reading,' the house belongs to its owner,' white gold date aperture at 3, together with fitted emerald green suede Vacheron Constantin presentation box with printed inscription reading, 'Power, Wealth and Weapons, all the hands of the people, Colonel Mu'ammar al-Qaddafi'and outer card, fitted cushion case with textured bezel and integral textured bracelet and folding Vacheron clasp, case, dial and movement signed
32mm.

Footnotes

  • The unusual green dial of this watch is a reference to, 'The Green Book,' a short book setting out the political philosophy of the former Libyan leader, Colonel Muammar Gadhafi.

    'The Green Book,'was first published in 1975 and was "intended to be required reading for all Libyans," said to have been inspired in part by The Little Red Book. (Quotations from Chairman Mao) Both were widely distributed both inside and outside their country of origin. During the Libyan civil war copies of the book were burned by anti-Gaddafi demonstrators.
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