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Vacheron Constantin 1960's Vintage "Extra-FLat" Modernist Mens Watch - 18K Gold

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Condition Pre-owned
Scope of delivery
No original box, no original papers
Availability
Available now
Expected delivery
Jul 28, 2021 - Aug 5, 2021
Payment Method
Wire transfer

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Reviews: 226
This dealer is from Suwanee, United States of America.
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Basic Info

Listing code BKRSR1
Brand Vacheron Constantin
Reference number 8022
Dealer product code 8022
Movement Manual winding
Case material Yellow gold
Bracelet material Lizard skin
Year of production 1964 (Approximation)
Condition Very good (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

Caliber

Movement Manual winding
Movement/Caliber 1003
Number of jewels 17

Case

Case material Yellow gold
Case diameter 27 mm
Thickness 31 mm
Crystal Mineral Glass
Dial Gold

Bracelet/strap

Bracelet material Lizard skin
Bracelet color Black

Description

1960's VACHERON & CONSTANTIN Vintage "Extra-FLat" Modernist Mens Watch - 18K GOLD

Very Fine - Desirable Extra-Flat Movement - 100% Feedback

Today's offering showcases this very fine mens Vacheron & Constantin watch in 18K gold with ultra-thin caliber 1003 movement.

It showcases wonderful modernist design sensibilities with a large bezel and distinctive style. Its classic and simple understated dial and hands, give it a fashionable yet elegant vintage style.

Just as fine on the inside as it is on the outside, the watch is powered by Vacheron & Constantin's legendary extra-flat movement, co-developed with Audemars Piguet. Released in 1955 to celebrate the company's bicentennial, this minuscule mechanism is the thinnest movement ever created for a normal size watch, measuring a mere 1.64mm!

To honor the achievement Vacheron & Constantin presented personalized examples to several key Heads of State including President Dwight Eisenhower. Only a few luxury watches in the following decades would lay claim to this movement earning them reputations as masterpieces of twentieth-century watchmaking.

Like only the very finest watches in the world - select watches from the likes of Patek, AP, and V & C, it is adjusted to five positions, heat, cold, and even isochronism (the amount of wind left in the movement). The movement is stamped with the prestigious Poinçon de Genève attesting to its origin and quality.

Like many dress watches from the era, though it originally was a mens midsize watch, it is a small unisex size by today's standards, although its wide bezel makes it present larger on the wrist. It measures 27mm in diameter without the crown.

We were fortunate to acquire the watch in all-original condition. All of its parts are original down to the dial, hands, and winding crown. It is estate fresh except for our servicing and band installation, from a one owner family.

Its 18K gold case is in excellent condition. Its untouched original dial is in near mint condition. And its extremely high-grade Vacheron & Constantin movement is clean.

One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it. It is otherwise untouched. It is keeping very accurate time.

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 international warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.

Detailed Appraisal:

Manufacturer: Vacheron & Constantin

Country of origin: Switzerland

Serial no.: 571,748

Year built: c. around 1964-1965

Model: Ref. 6712

Functions: Hours and Minutes

Designed for: Men

Case material: 18K gold

Case markings (inside): Vacheron & Constantin, Swiss, .750, 18K, 6712, 400,605

Case condition: Excellent with light wear

Dimensions: 27mm diameter, 31mm thick

Dial: Gold, thin black painted baton markers, original, near mint condition

Hands: Original, blackened, batons

Movement type: Very high quality, V & C caliber 1003, extra-flat, stamped with prestigious Hallmark of Geneve, manually wound, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions for very accurate timekeeping, self-compensating flat balance-spring, stamped with the prestigious Poinçon de Genève attesting to its origin and quality

Jewels: 17 rubies

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

Width between lugs: 17mm

Crystal type: Mineral glass, mint condition

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

Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

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

Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity

SKU 8022

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Seller

Connoisseur Of Time

1000 Peachtree Industrial Blvd.
Suite 6-343
Suwanee, GA 30024
United States of America
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Tel.: [+1] 866-204-1267
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4.8 out of 5 stars  |  Reviews: 226

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