VC Clock Watch Sold for $1,762,500 at Christies

The bidding was exciting to watch as this fabulous VC 20K Gold Clockwatch, designed and built for James Ward Packard in 1918, sold for $1,762,500 today at Christies - http://www.christies.com/Lotfinder/lot_details.aspx?intObjectID=5454553

  • VC Clock Watch Sold for $1,762,500 at Christies
the unique 7 and a half minute sonnerie made for Packard! I think this
06/15/2011 - 21:45

is now the 2nd most expensive VC pocket watch after the King Farouk (3.5 million Swiss francs)

specs on the watch:

http://www.thehourlounge.com/index.php?module=Thread&action=view&threadid=57891&id=57891 

And in the sale room to see it . . .
06/15/2011 - 22:04

President of Vacheron Constantin North America, Hugues de Pins!  

I hope it was bought by VC for its private collection would be a shame
06/15/2011 - 22:08

for it to be locked away in a private collection no one could access

Re: VC Clock Watch Sold for $1,762,500 at Christies
06/16/2011 - 09:45

EXPETACULAR....

Amazing result fit for an amazing watch! nt
06/16/2011 - 12:40

nt

WOW VC is doing good....collector's are finally looking at the
06/16/2011 - 13:12
brand!
some more photos
06/16/2011 - 13:51

Incredible piece!...
06/16/2011 - 18:51

Alex,

Do you happen to have any images of the movement?

Best,

Mike

unfortunately no scans of movement but will see if I can
06/16/2011 - 20:40

obtain one

IF I had the money,
06/17/2011 - 20:32

I would have bought it!

It's soo beautiful and absolute balanced in all aspects.

Design, size and functions.

AND 20K yellow gold to me, who actually prefers yellow to rosé,

even though rosé is very close to my Family name.

I have my Fathers wedding ring in 20K and beside mine in 18K,

you really see the difference, warmer, more depth and sun yellow!

The watch is a wonderful piece of art and will never lose it's value.

For once I can say, perfect, and really mean it.

Did it go to the Museum, or is it an aficionado who will have the pleasure?

I'm glad to have my poor sibling, actally now lying beside me, showing exact time as always,

and the old very special Vacheron&Constantin sound from the anchor.

For those who don't know, old pw's from V&C has a very special and clearly distinct sound,

no other watch sounds like that heart.

Promise!

Cheers

Doc