Can anyone assist to identify my father's V&C watch


I have inherited a wrist watch from my father but would like to know when it was made  and any oher possible info about it:

- boitier: 287272

- mouvement: 451030

- calibre: 406/1B

It is a mechanical wrist watch in yellow gold with blue steel seconds hand. It is still wrtitten "Vacheron & Constantin" Genève on the dial.

Many thanks for any assistance. I don't know whether one can insert a picture and whether useful?

Kind regards
hello can you post a scan ? (nt)
01/23/2010 - 16:08
Re: hello can you post a scan ? (nt)
01/23/2010 - 20:37
Merci pour votre réaction mais je ne sais pas comment procéder pourvous envoyer les photos de la montre via ce site? Est-il possible de le faire via votre adresse e-mail? Savez-vous par contre si VC peut me renseigner et s'ils ont un service / courriel à cet effet? Merci et bon weekend
Instructions for posting pictures...
01/23/2010 - 21:22
After clicking "Respond to this post" at the bottom of a post, you will get a new screen with an active area for you to compose a reply. Click on the square icon of a "mountain and sun" left of the smiley face on the toolbar.   That will bring up an Image Properties window.  Click on the far right tab labeled "Upload" then "Browse" to search the picture files in your computer.   Highlight the image file you wish to post and click "Open" then "Send it to the Server".   You will get a pop-up to acknowledge your photo file has been successfully transmitted and once you clear it, you should see the correct photo displayed in the Image Properties window.   Next click "OK" at the bottom of the Image Properties window, which will close it and place the picture into your draft response.   From there, the image and text will be available for editing when you click "Preview" and eventually posted for all of us to see once you click "Post Reply".
your watch is a ref 4308 from 1944 (nt)
01/25/2010 - 11:24
Re: your watch is a ref 4308 from 1944 (nt)
01/25/2010 - 15:31

Thank you so much for the info which coïncides with family data. I attach pictures of the watch and would welcome any further comments/info. Kind regards

A Classic!
01/26/2010 - 18:40
Congratulations, your family heirloom has many classic Vacheron design elements.  The claw lugs are a very strong feature, as are the applied indices.  Your dial has been damaged unfortunately - you'll notice the Roman numerals have been lost from the 6 o'clock position.  Movement appears to be a caliber 466 variation.