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Vacheron calendar watches part 2 , reference 4140 ? or 4141

February 14, 12 12:55


A little detail in this fantastic article I am reading two times a day at the moment. :)

http://www.thehourlounge.com/thread/view/quantum-leap-history-of-vacheron-constantin-calendar-watches-part-2_63289_63289.html

There is a reference 4140 or 4141 that we don't see in the article. And they inspired some models in the year 90s/2000s .

Do you have more info on these.


I have found this photo at Sothebys but no reference is indicated in the description.

And these at Antiquroum under the reference 4141 in the text




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Francois

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Hi Cisco, I think we'll need the Article's author to chime in on this

February 15, 12 02:55


next week when he is back from his travels. wink

I've never heard of a ref 4140 or 4141 before and didn't really notice the reference to it in Alex's article until you mentioned it.  I am guessing there was a typing error and that our author meant to say the Historiques triple calendars was inspired/based on ref. 4240.  The Antiquorum text stating a ref. 4141 is confusing to me as well.

Interesting pictures that you posted, especially the second one, because I don't think I've ever seen a VC triple date with dauphin hands.  I wonder if the hands are original? 

I think you've made a great find if ref. 4140/4141 really exist and are out there, somwhere.

Best Regards, Dan

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Thanks Dan for your words

February 15, 12 10:43


Alex did all the job yes, I am just reading it again and again, and it seems to me that there was no typing mistake.
I see the lugs which are different from other references and which seems to have inspired the later model, a ref 4140 or 4141 "sounds likely", but infos are scarce.
These models are true icons.

I had the chance to have a 4764 in my hands once, I thank Alex, Stefani and the Vacheron team for that.
I looked at it 2minutes, said "nice", and let it pass to other collectors. I didn't realize my chance at that moment because I didn't take the time to "understand" which piece it is and what it represents in Vacheron History. Now I feel a bit stupid not to have spend hours on it blush



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You are holding one of my Dream Watches!

February 15, 12 16:40


I've seen the watch in it's display case at the Geneva Maison, but have never held one before.  2 minutes is still longer than most of us get, wink

I hope Alex confirms and can provide more information about ref. 4140/4141 - I love learning new things about this old brand, heart

Best Regards, Dan

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Re: You are holding one of my Dream Watches!

February 15, 12 16:43


Hi Dan,
I think there is one coming up in this month's Antiquorum HK auction.

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Thanks Joseph! I just checked...

February 15, 12 17:08


and the one up for auction is a Historiques Toledo 1952.  I'm still dreaming about the original, grande, Ciccolotane, smiley, though I know I can't afford it, broken heart

BR, Dan

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Sorry, Dan,

February 15, 12 20:31


I was referring to lot 446
Joseph

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This one is amazing ! (nt)

February 15, 12 21:54


Great taste as usual Joseph yes

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I agree, it is BEAUTIFUL!

February 16, 12 03:22


Though I think the cal 495 is the one with the moonphase, and cal 485 does not?  (The text says it is a cal 485, but it has a moonphase).  BR, Dan

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Well that makes me feel

February 15, 12 18:20


much better to know I was so lucky that even you didn't touch it  cheekycheekycheeky .

I am also looking forward to learn more.

cheers

Francois

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Another from Antiquorum

February 15, 12 15:56


Data from Antiquorum

No. 429583, case No. 273769
could it be 4140 without moonphase and 4141 with?



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Do you have more infos on these pieces?

February 21, 12 18:41


They are said to be made in the 40s

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