The 2008 auction season begins with Antiquorum's traditional Geneva sale of 15-16 March. An amazing 46 lots of Vacheron Constantins will be on sale from the most simple to the most complicated but with only vintage watches! 46 lots is huge compared to the sales only a few years ago when it was considered a good sale if it featured 10 timepieces from Vacheron Constantin!!!
Here is a quick preview of some of the rarer pieces offered
Lot 570: Made in 1931, 18K white and yellow gold jump hour, wandering minutes made for Alexander I Karagjordgevic, King of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes. Estimate: 18,000 CHF - 25,000 CHF (USD 16,000 - 23,000) (EUR 11,000 - 16,000)
Doc this one's for you!!
Lot 657: Ref 7778 Vacheron Constantin alarm watch. Made in 1966. To the best of my knowledge this is the only wrist watch with alarm made by VC. Estimate: 17,000 CHF - 22,000 CHF (USD 15,000 - 20,000) (EUR 11,000 - 14,000)
Lot 662: Stainless Steel and Pink Gold Medical Chronograph. Made in the 1940s and one I would LOVE to own!
Estimate: 30,000 CHF - 35,000 CHF (USD 27,000 - 32,000) (EUR 20,000 - 22,000)
Lot 665: Pink Gold Minute-Repeater with 3 tone pink dial completed and sold in 1943. VC made only 36 examples of minute-repeating wristwatches, in pink, yellow, white gold and in platinum: 17 examples beginning in 1942, 9 beginning in 1944 and 10 beginning in 1951. Estimate: 220,000 CHF - 250,000 CHF (USD 200,000 - 225,000) (EUR 135,000 - 155,000)