This Vacheron & Constantin is a dress watch in its purest form. It’s an extremely elegant and extremely this watch, with a total thickness of 4,5mm. The case is 18-carat white gold with a “clous de Paris” pattern around the crystal. The crystal is mineral crystal and is slightly domed. The caseback is finished with circular graining. The caseback is also quite thick, to make the watch strong despite the slim design. The dial is painted with roman numerals and the hands are black stick hands. The strap is a Hirsch Osiris leather strap and the original 18-carat white gold V&C buckle comes with the watch. The movement is the famous Vacheron & Constantin cal. 1003. At the time of the introduction in 1955, this movement was the thinnest watch movement ever made with a thickness of just 1,64mm and it still is when it comes to traditionally constructed movements. The movement is still in production nowadays, proving the exceptional design of this movement. The movement is also signed with the Geneva hallmark thanks to the exceptional design and hand finishing of every component of the watch.
This condition of this watch is very good with some signs of wear. The case is in good condition with signs of wear and is definitely not overpolished. The “clous de Paris” pattern is still sharp. The caseback has a few scratches but the graining looks crisp and not worn off. The movement is in perfect condition, with very few toolmarks and wear and no oxidation. The movement has been fully serviced, winds and sets smooth and runs well within 1 minute per day. The watch is sold with a 1-year warranty.
Vacheron & Constantin is the oldest watch brand on earth. The brand was founded in 1755 by Jean-Marc Vacheron. In 1819 he was joined by Francois Constantin and the name was changed to Vacheron & Constantin. Vacheron & Constantin forms, together with Audemars Piguet and Patek Philipe, the Holy Trinity of watchmaking. These brands are regarded as the most prestigous manufacturers of the high quality watches. In general, watches from these brands have a very classic design and superbly finished movements.