Vacheron Constantin. An exceptionally fine and very rare platinum manual wind minute repeating perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phase  Patrimony, Ref: 30020, Circa 2005

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Vacheron Constantin. An exceptionally fine and very rare platinum manual wind minute repeating perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phase
Patrimony, Ref: 30020, Circa 2005

Sold for £ 87,562 (US$ 112,664) inc. premium
Vacheron Constantin. An exceptionally fine and very rare platinum manual wind minute repeating perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phase
Model: Patrimony
Reference: 30020
Date: Circa 2005
Movement: 30-jewel Cal.1755 manual wind, adjusted to temperatures & 5 positions, two polished hammers striking on two gongs, No.927913
Dial: Two-tone silvered, applied polished faceted baton hour markers, subsidiary dials at 3, 6, 9 and 12 for day, date, month, leap year indication and moon phase, polished pointed baton hands
Case: Polished round, snap on exhibition back, repeat slide at 9, quick set buttons at 2, 4, 8 and 10, flared lugs
Strap/Bracelet: Black Vacheron & Constantin alligator leather
Buckle/Clasp: Signed platinum buckle
Signed: Case, dial & movement
Size: 36mm
Accompaniments: Vacheron Constantin box, outer card, travel pouch

Footnotes

  • What makes the Ref:30020 particularly fascinating is the direct correlation it bears with its ancestor, the Ref:4261. Produced in the first half of the last century, the 4261 remains one of the most coveted watches for vintage Vacheron collectors. In the appearance of the updated model, one can immediately recognise the tear drop lugs and thinness for a case that houses such a complex movement.

    The movement itself hearkens back to the cal.1755 which at the time was the thinnest minute repeating movement ever made at a whopping razor thin 3.28mm. In the 30020, the movement is put together using "old school" construction techniques, where the ebauches are reconditioned old stock. 200 examples of this calibre were made, most of them cased in the very traditionally dialled Ref.30010 and the skeletonized 30030. 77, however, were reserved for this model, by upgrading the movement to a perpetual calendar and moon phase.

    This is the first time that the Vacheron Constantin created a minute repeating wristwatch with perpetual calendar and moon phase. Thus, in owning it, one wears a piece of history from one of the world's greatest watch manufacturers.
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Vacheron Constantin. An exceptionally fine and very rare platinum manual wind minute repeating perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phase  Patrimony, Ref: 30020, Circa 2005
Vacheron Constantin. An exceptionally fine and very rare platinum manual wind minute repeating perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phase  Patrimony, Ref: 30020, Circa 2005
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