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Basic Info

Brand Vacheron Constantin
Ref. No. 6782
Movement Automatic
Case material Yellow gold
Year 1960's
Condition 1 (mint)
  With box
  With papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United Kingdom, Harrogate
Price £12,950 (= [SOLD]) [Negotiable]
Availability Available now


Movement Automatic
Movement/Caliber 1072


Case material Yellow gold
Case diameter 36 mm
Material bezel Yellow gold
Dial Silver




Genevian Seal


6782 Thunderbird

18ct solid Yellow Gold
Circa 1964
Fine and Rare Gentlemans wristwatch that was made in fewer than 100 pieces

VC Automatic K1072/1 Calibre... A rare movement and the first VC calibre to receive the
'Poiçon de Geneve' Geneve seal.
Stamped with the Geneve seal, rhodium plated, 'fausses cotes' decoration,
29 jewels, straight line lever escapement. Swan neck fine adjustment to heat, cold,
isochronism and five positions, shock absorber, free sprung Breguet balance-spring,
18ct gold edged rotor with 4 Ruby roller bearings.

18ct Yellow Gold case - Approx 36mm
fine engine turned rotating bezel
with Red and Black enamel detail

VC Maltese cross logo crown

Silver dial with applied Gold baton indexes
Date aperture in Gold and Yellow gold hands

Fitted with a 'new old stock' original Vacheron black alligator strap
and 18ct yellow gold original Maltese cross buckle
(signed and hallmarked)

Reference - 6782
Watch case number - 398193

Complete with Vacheron Constantin 'Extract from the Archives'
detailing the specification of the watch, serial numbers and year of manufacture.

Recent VC Service paperwork from September 2014 / January 2015
placing the watch still under warranty with Vacheron.
Also included is a luxury red leather Vacheron Constantin watch box
and outer black box which was provided to me by VC
when returned from service/restoration.

This is an unbelievably rare timepiece in near mint condition
and is one of the best examples of this model currently on offer.

Featured in Antiquorum's 2005 Auction - The Quarter Millennium of Vacheron Constantin.
I have the very sought after 475 page catalogue book from this Auction
and will include a high resolution colour copy of the feature on this watch,
adding more provenance and showing the great investment opportunity in purchasing this timepiece.

£12,950 or Make Best Offer