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
is now the 2nd most expensive VC pocket watch after the King Farouk (3.5 million Swiss francs)
specs on the watch:
President of Vacheron Constantin North America, Hugues de Pins!
for it to be locked away in a private collection no one could access
Do you happen to have any images of the movement?
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 .