Lot 255

Vacheron & Constantin PATRIMONY 18K Gold Estate Watch

Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

Artist/Designer; Manufacturer: Vacheron & Constantin (Switzerland)
Marking(s); notes: Vacheron & Constantin imprints, 750, 479244, marking(s)
Materials: 18K gold
Dimensions (H, W, D): 7.25"l, 1.25"w; 84.4 grams total weight (Note: measurements are approximate; interested bidders are welcome to request more detailed fit information)
Additional Information: Wristwatch in 18K white gold has an integrated bracelet. This is a unique, custom design. The consignor, who was a Vacheron, LeCoultre, Universal, and Longines authorized dealer in the 1960s-1970s, shared the following about his investigation into the unusual face: "When I purchased the watch from its prior owner in the 1990s, I contacted Vacheron and was told they never made that model. After arguing with them that I am holding the watch in my hands and all indications were this was a factory made watch, the New York office contacted Switzerland and were advised this was a one of a kind, made-to-order piece and not a regular stock item. The original owner selected a special dial style and integrated bracelet. In my experience in the industry, it is not unheard of for a client to special order a watch assembled from different bracelets, factory diamond or gemstone dials, with all parts genuine and factory made, just in a different arrangement than offered to the public."


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very good, light debris within, minor signs of age/use; not tested for functionality

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