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Vacheron Constantin A VERY RARE SPECIAL ORDER 1940s 20 CTS DIAMOND TENNIS BRACELET 18 KT WHITE GOLD WATCH

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Condition Pre-owned
Scope of delivery
No original box, no original papers
Availability
Available now
Expected delivery
Oct 25, 2021 - Nov 2, 2021
Payment Method
Wire transfer

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Basic Info

Listing code CK13Y0
Brand Vacheron Constantin
Movement Manual winding
Case material White gold
Bracelet material White gold
Year of production 1940 (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, New York, New York, New York

Caliber

Movement Manual winding

Case

Case material White gold
Case diameter 13 mm
Crystal Mineral Glass
Dial White
Dial numerals No numerals

Bracelet/strap

Bracelet material White gold
Bracelet color White
Bracelet length 175 mm
Clasp Jewelry clasp
Clasp material White Gold

Others

Gemstones and/or diamonds, Limited Edition, Only Original Parts

Description

AN EXTREMELY FINE & RARE, SPECIAL ORDER, PIECE-UNIQUE VACHERON CONSTANTIN, CIRCA 1940/50s 18KT WHITE GOLD, WITH APPROX 20CTS BRILLIANT ROUND CUT DIAMOND SET TENNIS BRACELET STYLE WATCH WITH VOGUE INSPIRED GEM SET PATTERN

CASE DIMENSIONS & SPECIFICATIONS

- Fits up 175mm wrist size * Can be resized as necessary as a complimentary service with purchase
- 13mm x 13mm Dial Dimension
- Fully Signed & Serial numbered with sharp hallmarks throughout
- Recently cleaned & serviced in perfect Working Condition with Mechanical Caliber 1426 mechanical movement 17 jewel

Relative Auction Results
Christies: 2013, Nov-Important Watches, Hong Kong Lot 2739: Sold for 375,000 HKD/ $48,282.00USD Christies:

2013, Nov-Important Watches, Hong Kong Lot 2729: Sold for 212,500 HKD/ $27,360.00USD
(FYI Both Same Maker, Vintage & Metal type, but less rare & with less diamond weight)

ADDITIONAL SPECIAL FEAUTURES:

-Fresh to the Market & Never Before Offered in Public from the Original Owner
-Piece Unique – Only One Example Known
- Designed with 18 Carats of Brilliant Round Cut Diamond totaling (106) VS1 Quality Brilliant White Diamond Set stones all carefully matched

- Masterpiece innovation in engineering deployed to construct one of fashions’ most iconic and extremely difficult design concepts to be implemented in gem setting timepieces known as a Chevron style tennis bracelet.

THE DESIGN CONCEPT EXPLAINED: The Finest Quality in Gem setting Skillsets
If unfamiliar, Chevron gem setting is one of the most celebrated and difficult patterns to execute in gem set form which the present example is engineered with because a chevron diamond pattern as a design allows a for greater diamond carat weight which is set in an inverted V pattern with each side meeting at the other point without any interruption to the observer from all angles, so it is designed to be completely seamless throughout while completely narrow as one would expect from the quintessential tennis bracelet design. In order to achieve this element, immense planning and master gem setting skill level is required in all level of watchmaking and gem setting in particular in micro measurements from stone selection to hand design the concept of the stone setting concept which holds the diamonds in place so they can interlock as this example does individually into over 400 small intricately planned interlocked white gold pieces which all work collectively to make the bracelet diamond sections fit perfectly into one another as a true trophy piece using the best in precision design with the highest level of quality goods available.
More specifically, The present design concept as a result of the immense planning also enable the piece to have one of the most comfortable silky like style that tennis bracelets provides with user mobility and keeping the overall look extremely chic and sleek so it can be easily stackable with diamond bracelets to match, but allows for the diamond watch to have 3x more the diamond weight as a result of the very difficult to engineer chevron pattern which was executed, an element that could have only been done by placing larger stones and which most tennis bracelets could never achieve without effecting its ability to to be wider and therefore taking away its ability to be “stacked” as a high fashion style with other bracelets as a tennis bracelet
watch is so sought after for.

Also, interesting to note regarding the design concept, Chevron has been one of the hottest fashion trend since its introduction in the 1940s when it was featured on the Vogue Cover (see image) then when it stole the stage as a pattern on Paris fashion runway then and is recognized today still as one of, if not the most timeless fashions style of all time still with its regular appearance in today’s high fashion runway and as celebrities and royalty alike, such as Kate Middleton who openly boast it as their favorite fashion style of all time. Perceived as elegantly feminine given its seamless sleek design and classical as a result of its being so versatile day or night, it only makes sense why Vacheron and Constantin, one of, if not arguably the best watch companies in design in history and especially acclaimed above all other watch design firms for their rare gem set timepieces attempted to execute this extremely difficult design pattern in a piece unique diamond set tennis style bracelet concept offered here today.

CATALOG NOTE
The present timepiece is a piece unique also known as one of a kind, specially ordered completely magnificent and stunning in design and workmanship example from the 1940s. Designed by Vacheron Constantin in the 1940s, the present example has never before been offered in public and is designed in 18kt white gold with approx. 106 brilliant round cut diamonds totaling approximately 18 carats, all well-matched throughout and carefully set at the most master skill level possible into a seamless chevron diamond set tennis style bracelet watch as a means to be able to allow for one of the most heavy set but narrow
diamond bracelet possible in design.
During this timeframe, leading timepiece manufacturers such as Vacheron Constantin and Patek Philippe recognized a new shift in society’s attitude towards the women’s market and high-profile elite women’s market demand for an extremely small bracelet watch which would give the impression that the timepiece appeared more as a standard diamond bracelet easily worn with other diamond tennis bracelets when in the company of others at an event than that of an actual watch since it would be considered rude according to society edict for a woman to check the time when in the company of others.
As a means to produce such specially thought out designs, Vacheron and Constantin competed with Patek Philippe for this market space to introduce new technology as exhibited by the present concept to takes this goal into account and each innovated specially designed miniaturization technology for the watch movement technology and even as on this present example placed the winding mechanism at the reverse case back side to allow for a design of watch that would appear even more so like a bracelet and in order to achieve their design preference for the firms most important clients goals of having a wristwatch that would look solely as a bracelet to onlookers. A concept Famously made for the Queen Elizabeth of England who for her coronation, made the very public request also in the 1940s for the very type of diamond concept to be produced with a
round cut diamond timepiece for the identical appearance as she herself wanted to be able to check the time during her own coronation. As it was a clear representation of the need for a new concept, it required a completely new innovation in technology and gem setting by the firms to execute such concepts which never before were attempted further adding to the rarity of the special creation such as the present example which not only designs a timepiece as a tennis bracelet style watch achieving the element of purely a bracelet easily worn with other diamond bracelets but further pushes the envelope as it incorporate a design that enabled for a higher diamond weight while still maintain general the necessary width proportions to stack with as a user would need to wear multiple bracelets with making it a true trophy pieces since it represent the world’s best examples in design and likely commissioned as well for only worlds the most important client of Vacheron Constantin at this time

After the world wars, women became empowered in society largely due to their participation in the world wars and as society recognized women’s rights further due to their increasing support to win, a new market demographic was born. As a result, highly intricate designs would be commissioned for the world’s most important women to represent the firms best in design capability. The present example which is fully signed throughout with no replaced or missing stones and also recently serviced in perfect working condition is one of these rare treasures making it not only a beautiful piece but an excellent overall investment as well.
Additionally, important to note, As mentioned above, the design engineering and workmanship to produce an extremely sleek bracelet watch that has an extremely thin diamond set tennis set bracelet in such an early timeframe but manages to incorporate nearly triple the diamond weight of an average tennis bracelet wristwatch without the use of just larger stones to achieve carat weight was a near impossible technological feet. Because adding rows would add width to the bracelet size ultimately making it impossible to be paired next to other bracelets and draw additional attention, Vacheron and Constantin looked to the chevron design concept which maintained dimensions to be narrow and easily seen as more of a diamond bracelet with style and ease to be stacked with other tennis bracelet but with the added ability of enabling its user to have a larger diamond weight without losing any elements of the tennis bracelet design overall.

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