Ferrari-like beauty -- Reference number?

I love this watch. To me it possesses the voluptuous beauty of a Pininfarina-designed Ferrari (for example, the 275 GTB).

But I am going to offer it for sale, and was hoping someone here can help me to find its reference number so I can identify it properly in sales material. I have already searched the reference number chart on Hour Lounge without success.

The case number is 283979, the movement number is 443074.  The case is rose gold 32mm.

Thank you for any help you can provide.


Ref 4903 from the 40s
10/01/2014 - 17:44


Re: Ref 4903 from the 40s
10/01/2014 - 20:01

Thank you very much for the information and for getting back to me so quickly!

I really appreciate it.



Re: Ref 4903 from the 40s
10/08/2014 - 20:10

I've been trying to find other examples of my Ref 4903. I've tried Google search, individual auction sites, and other horological sources, all without success

Have you happened to have seen other examples yourself? Is there some reason you may know of to explain the apparent scarcity of this model?

Thank you for any light you might shed on this mystery.

All vintage VCs are relatively rare, but especially from the 1940s
10/09/2014 - 07:22

Production just wasn't that high, a few thousand a year at most. 

But your beautiful watch is very iconic VC!  Congrats.

BR, Dan



I’m delighted to hear your appreciation of this watch’s beauty. It was the first
10/10/2014 - 05:59

the first vintage watch I felt compelled to purchase, the one that got me started in collecting. 

And thank you for the information on the scarcity of VCs from the 1940s. I should have mentioned that I did Google searches on a couple other VC teardrop models from the 1940s, ref. 4126 and ref. 4261. Despite relative scarcity, I was able to find quite a few examples of those. This is what made me especially curious as to why I should find not a single other example of my ref. 4903. Zero, zilch.

Dan, thank you for your considerate response, and getting back to me so quickly.

Best regards,