A very special treat for vintage VC fans: an extremely rare White Gold Chronometre Royale from the 1950s, Ref. 4907!

This past weekend was a long holiday weekend in China.  During these times we very rarely go out, too many people!  So what did I do, online watch shopping of course!  I went through the auction house websites to see what would be avalilable at their next auctions...LO and BEHOLD I found this:

This watch was previously unknown and never ever seen before.  Even VC doesn't have a photograph of this one!

It uses Cal. 1008/BS, which IMHO is one of the best movements VC has ever had.

It's rarity is why the low estimate at auction is 80K CHF! (Phillips, Geneva May 15th)

I wouldn't be sharing this info if I could afford it! cryingcheeky
 

A very special treat for vintage VC fans: an extremely rare White Gold Chronometre Royale from the 1950s, Ref. 4907!

Vintage Fan of VC Vintage
04/05/2016 - 03:45

As a vintage myself, I appreciate vintage VC watches as well. I'm on the quest for the c. 1310 that lives in my OS1!

What auction did you find this little gem in?

 

Re: Vintage Fan of VC Vintage
04/05/2016 - 04:44

Hi Bill, I included that in my original message,  Phillips in May 2016.  wink BR, Dan 

wow. Amazing.
04/05/2016 - 10:17

As a lover of the white metals, this is especially interesting. There are so few vintage white gold pieces out there. Now, if only I knew someone at Phillips that could help me out...

I would help you sell an organ to finance this but am already planning on
04/05/2016 - 12:20

selling my own kidney first cheeky

ne plus ultra
04/05/2016 - 16:49

of the 4907 reference at least heart.  Many other tasty V&C featured at the upcoming Phillips Geneva auction.  Being a pockets guy, lot 221 has my attention; a minute-repeating perpetual calendar watch with chronometer rating!  Wish the website was a bit more informative though; only a single photo (face, of course) and serial numbers are lacking.

ask and you shall receive
04/05/2016 - 17:31

ask and you shall receiveask and you shall receiveask and you shall receiveask and you shall receive

 

Lovely, except
04/05/2016 - 20:42

you tease with that last picture crying.  Can you pm me the serial numbers (and perhaps a another shot of the movement)?

sent!
04/07/2016 - 11:52

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Re: A very special treat for vintage VC fans: an extremely rare White Gold Chronometre Royale from the 1950s, Ref. 4907!
04/07/2016 - 07:20

I'm dazzled.

It shines divinely!

io

 

Extraordinary
04/07/2016 - 18:04

I would love to know the story behind this watch who ordered it etc...

thanks for sharing

Francois

Can someone shed some light on this watch?
04/11/2016 - 10:43

I saw this on the auction site some time back but was surprised at the estimate because it's a few times higher than what a usual 1008 movement go for. Is it the rarity of the dial or case? The 1008 movement looks like the ones in most VC with this movement.

 

thanks

The rarity is that it may be unique, the only one in White Gold (nt)
04/11/2016 - 11:24
Thanks. Best of luck to the seller! (nt)
04/13/2016 - 08:21