Vacheron & Constantin (as they were formally known until dropping the "&" symbol in 1970, has long been regarded as one of the finest watchmaking companies in history, and here is a magnificent example why.
Made in 18 carat yellow gold in the early 1900's, the pocket watch itself measures a large 52.5mm across by 71.5mm to the top of the bow and has a wonderful heft when held in the hand.
The white enamel dial is spotless and signed "Vacheron & Constantin" which was the way all of their timepieces were signed for over 250 years until 1970 when they dropped the "&" symbol and today are just signed "Vacheron Constantin". With elegant numerals and sub-seconds at the bottom, this is such an attractive dial to admire.
Inside the beautiful movement has been serviced and comes with our twelve month warranty, and this is a lovely pin set movement, meaning that the movement is wound by turning the crown, and the time is set by pressing the discreet button above the 11 o'clock position and then turning the crown to the correct time.
On the reverse side, is the most incredible monogram of the letter S, T and L (not necessarily in that order), and even the quality of this hand engraving is so beautiful to admire.
This it truly a wonderful pocket watch, by a wonderful maker.
Maker: Vacheron & Constantin.
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Vacheron & Constantin pocket watch
Antique Vacheron & Constantin pocket watch made in the early 1900's.
A brief history on Vacheron & Constantin.
Vacheron & Constantin was founded in 1755 by Jean-Marc Vacheron, but it wasn't until François Constantin became an associate of Vacheron in 1819 that the two names were registered. The name "Vacheron & Constantin" was used up until 1970, when the "&" was dropped making it now known just as Vacheron Constantin.
Where can I service my pocket watch in Sydney?
At Kalmar Antiques in the Queen Victoria Building. On site we have a state of the art watchmaking workshop. Employing a European trained watchmaker who used to work for LVMH, Tag Heuer and Rolex, we are able to service almost any pocket watch all done instore.
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