Yesterday April 24 Christie's New York held an auction with some rather intersting Vacheron Constantin's. Some of the rare watches which I though would do wll did not sell (high reserve? condition? don't know) and others which were under the radar in the past years did rather well:
Lot 26 Toledo 1952 in platinum (limited to 200 pieces) estimate $17.000-$25.000 more than doubles its low estimate and went for a whopping $37000!!
scan courtesy of Paul Boutros
Lot 27 Ref 247: platinum open dial retrograde calendar made in 247 pieces. estimate $ 20.000-$30.000 sold for $32,200
Lot 28 Tourbillon (ref REF. 30050) twin barrel spring with power reserve indication made in the mid 90s estimate $50.000-$80.000 sold for $ 73,000
Lot 43: pink gold curved rectangular watch with hooded lugs circa 1937 estimate $10.000-$15.000 usold ()
Lot 142 Ref 6087: Also called "Cornes de vache" (cow horns) this is VC's first water restistant cased chronograph. Made in only 36 pieces (YG and rose gold) circa 1960. Estimate $50.000-$70.000 Unsold (even with a refurbished dial I would have loved to own this watch)!
Lot 255 Jubilee 1755 (PG): specially made for the brand's 250th anniversary in 2005 in 500 pieces Estimate$25.000-$30.000 Unsold
Lot 256 Jubilee 1755 (plat) limited to 250 pieces Estimate $30.000-$50.000 sold for $43,000