Vacheron Constantin. An exceptionally fine platinum manual wind minute repeating perpetual calendar wristwatch with tourbillon and power reserve to reverse  Traditionnelle, Ref: 80172, Recent

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Vacheron Constantin. An exceptionally fine platinum manual wind minute repeating perpetual calendar wristwatch with tourbillon and power reserve to reverse
Traditionnelle, Ref: 80172, Recent

Sold for £ 225,062 (US$ 291,636) inc. premium
Vacheron Constantin. An exceptionally fine platinum manual wind minute repeating perpetual calendar wristwatch with tourbillon and power reserve to reverse
Model: Traditionnelle
Reference: 80172
Date: Recent
Movement: 40-jewel Cal.2755 manual wind, adjusted to heat, cold & isochronism, two polished hammers striking on two gongs, 1 minute tourbillon, power reserve indication, No.518082
Dial: White, black Arabic numerals, baton quarters, outer minute divisions, subsidiary dials at 3, 9 and 12 for day, date and month, aperture at 6 displaying tourbillon cage, leap year indication at 1, polished faceted lance hands
Case: Polished round, exhibition back secured by 6 screws, engraved band, repeat slide at 9, quick set button at 11, No.1241105
Strap/Bracelet: Dark brown Vacheron & Constantin alligator leather
Buckle/Clasp: Signed platinum deployant clasp
Signed: Case, dial & movement
Size: 44mm
Accompaniments: Outer card, leather Vacheron Constantin pouch

Footnotes

  • A rare sight at any auction, this watch represents the finest in Vacheron Constantin's watchmaking skills. The firm first made multi-complication watches with repeaters in the late 19th Century, and has fine tuned its skills ever since.

    The "Patrimony Grand Complication" was launched at SIHH in 2007, and features minute repeating, perpetual calendar, and tourbillon functions. The 44mm platinum case houses the Cal.2755 movement which features an astonishing 602 parts. At the time of production, this was the most complicated watch that Vacheron Constantin produced. The attention to detail is perfectly exemplified in the minute repeating function which includes a centripetal speed regulator that eliminates the noise interference normally experienced with a pallet system. The manufacturer records the sounds of every minute repeater that leaves production in order to maintain service accuracy down the line. This ultra-desirable watch is truly a feather in the cap of any collector of haute horology.
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Vacheron Constantin. An exceptionally fine platinum manual wind minute repeating perpetual calendar wristwatch with tourbillon and power reserve to reverse  Traditionnelle, Ref: 80172, Recent
Vacheron Constantin. An exceptionally fine platinum manual wind minute repeating perpetual calendar wristwatch with tourbillon and power reserve to reverse  Traditionnelle, Ref: 80172, Recent
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