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Vacheron Constantin
1940's Vintage Mens Watch with Tear Drop Lugs - 18K Gold

Pre-owned () | Year of production 1940 | No original box | No original papers
Fixed price $4,265
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Basic Info

Listing code FDLS39
Brand Vacheron Constantin
Reference number 8815SH
Dealer product code 8815SH
Movement Manual winding
Case material Yellow gold
Bracelet material
Lizard skin
Year of production 1940
Condition (Worn with little to no signs of wear)
Scope of delivery
No original box, no original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United States of America, Georgia, Suwanee
Price $4,265
Availability Item is in stock

Caliber

Movement Manual winding
Movement/Caliber V453
Number of jewels 17

Case

Case material Yellow gold
Case diameter 35.5 x 43 mm
Crystal Mineral Glass
Dial Silver
Dial numerals Arabic numerals

Bracelet/strap

Bracelet material
Lizard skin
Bracelet color Brown

Description

1940's VACHERON & CONSTANTIN Vintage Mens Watch with Tear Drop Lugs - 18K Gold

Tear Drop Lugs - Screw Back - 1 Year Warranty

Today's offering showcases this handsome and desirable tear drop lug model.

Elegant yet understated, it appeals to the man who is satisfied knowing that he was wearing one of finest watches in the world and does not need to parade it. We have always felt that V & C's tear drop lug watches from this narrow era are some of the most elegant high-end dress watches.

It is equipped with a high-grade Vacheron & Constantin movement that is outfitted with an early, indirect sweep seconds mechanism with half second markings. Originally designed for physician's to time their patient's pulse and for professional use in other technical and sporting fields, it possesses all the necessary capabilities to earn it its place among the finest handwound timepieces in the world.

Made mostly during World War II, this fine watch dates to c. 1942 - 1943.

It has all of its original Vacheron and Constantin parts except the vintage crown which is a very good match to the original in fit and style.

On the wrist it presents in pleasing condition. Its 18K Vacheron & Constantin case presents in excellent condition. It shows only light signs of previous polishing to the back and the back has light remnants of wear, a light indention, and a light pin prick. On the wrist it presents as just short of mint.

Its silver dial is a very high quality restoration done in early vintage times. Plesae inquire if you would like it freshly refinished. And its high-grade Vacheron & Constantin movement is clean.

One of our Master Watchmakers has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components, reassembling and lubricating the movement,and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $695 value).

It is running strong and true, keeping time essentially on par with a new V & C in our testing position. It has a mineral glass crystal that provides a clear view to the edge of the large concave dial.

For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new Teju lizard strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Included with the purchase is a one-year warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate attesting to its performance.

Vacheron & Constantin:

As the world's oldest watchmaker, Vacheron & Constantin sets the bar for what constitutes a world-class timepiece. Prized by kings and queens, heads of state, and prominent public figures, their timepieces rank among the most exclusive and expensive in the world.

Since the early 1800's, the elite Swiss firm Vacheron & Constantin has had as it's motto "Do better if possible... and that's always possible." The result of their carrying out this commitment has led to the development some of the most exceptional timepieces in the world.

Detailed Appraisal:

Manufacturer: Vacheron & Constantin

Country of origin: Switzerland

Serial no.: 451,463

Year built: c. first half of the 1940's

Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds

Designed for: Men

Case material: 18K gold

Case condition: Presents in excellent condition. It shows only light signs of previous polishing to the back, and the back has light remnants of wear, a light indention, and a light pin prick. On the wrist it presents as just short of mint.

Dimensions: 31.7mm wide excluding crown- 33.5mm with crown, 39.2mm long lug tip to tip


Dial: Signed Vacheron & Constantin, silver, concave - sometimes called "pie pan" style, gold applied baton and Arabic indices, very high quality restoration in vintage times

Hands: Original, gold, baton, blue steel seconds

Movement type: Very high grade, Cal. V453, Vacheron & Constantin, manually wound, rhodium-plated, fausses côtes decoration, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance adjusted to temperatures, shock absorber, self compensating flat balance spring

Jewels: 17 rubies

Beat frequency: 18,000 BPH

Band: Teju lizard, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn

Crystal: Mineral glass, excellent condition, provides a clear view to the edge of the large concave dial.

Serviced: One of our Master Watchmakers has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components, reassembling and lubricating the movement and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $695 value).

Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system.

Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an extremely experienced team of four Master Watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts. One used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealership and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center and did contract watchmaking work for Vacheron & Constantin.

Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please message us for details.

Box/Papers: BOX - Watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate

SKU 8815SH

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