Vacheron Constantin
Cartier-signed Ref. 6194 | time-only | Yellow Gold

Cal. 1003

Regular price £9,750 GBP USD EUR Enquire

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Vacheron Constantin
Cartier-signed Ref. 6194 | time-only | Yellow Gold

Cal. 1003

Regular price £9,750 GBP USD EUR Enquire
This rare, yellow gold Vacheron Constantin ref. 6194 from 1957, features a double-signed dial by the original retailer, Cartier. Its timeless style and aesthetic are typical of the period from Vacheron, with the overall appeal of the watch being enhanced through the Cartier signature, making this example as rare as it is attractive.

Vacheron Constantin boast a lengthy and uninterrupted history of manufacture, dating back to 1755. The firm’s founder, Jean-Marc Vacheron, was one of many cabinotier-watchmakers who specialised in the production of complex components. Upon partnering with François Constantin, Vacheron (the brand) became widely-known for upholding the finest horological traditions - enamelling, piercing, engraving and engine-turning.

Having long been considered one of the ‘Holy Trinity’ of watchmaking, Vacheron Constantin knew a thing or two about dress watch design. The overall design of the ref. 6194 is balanced and refined. The dial is clean and understated, featuring ‘Vacheron Constantin’ and ‘Genève’ at 12 o’clock, which is counter-balanced by the elegant ‘Cartier’ signature at 6 o’clock. In keeping with this classic styling, the yellow gold stick hands correspond harmoniously with the dial, and compliment perfectly the applied hour markers, also made in yellow gold.

The 31mm case has a thin, rounded bezel and arched concave lugs, which offer a distinctive presence to an otherwise classical design, and enhance the overall visual and wrist presence of the watch. Measuring just 4mm thick, this ref. 6194 serves as an elegant dress watch, wearing comfortably on the wrist and fitting perfectly beneath the cuff. The watch also has its original crown and snap on caseback, correctly hallmarked and signed inside, which is engraved ‘J.P.H. 7-21-61’.

Powered by a manually-wound, caliber 1003 (signed “Vacheron & Constantin”), the movement features Côtes de Genève embellishment and bevelling, constructed with 17-jewels.

This Vacheron Constantin ref. 6194 is accompanied by an Extract from the Archives, which confirms the manufacture date as 1957, as well as the confirming the case and movement numbers. It comes on a grained tan calfskin leather strap and corresponding yellow-gold Vacheron tang buckle.

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Brand: Vacheron Constantin
Model: time-only Ref. 6194
Movement: mechanical manual-winding 9" VC Caliber 1003
Functions: time-only: hours, minutes
Features: Cartier-signed dial
Case: 31mm 18-carat yellow gold case
Crystal: plexiglass
Strap: tan calfskin watch strap with gold Vacheron tang buckle (unsigned)
Lug/buckle: 17/15mm
Year: 1957
Box & papers: Extract from the Archives
This Vacheron Constantin Reference 6194 is accompanied by an Extract from the Archives, confirming production of this watch (in yellow-gold) in 1957. The yellow gold case is well-preserved, with sharp lugs, clearly-defined hallmarks and clear engraving on the case-back. The bezel also remains sharp. The inner-case-back correctly displays the watch’s unique serial number (361XXX), along with its hallmarks, below the manufacture’s signature.

The case shows superficial marks throughout (consistent with age). The dial is similarly well-preserved, with no signs of previous exposure to the elements (or intervention). The case, index markers and hands show slight signs of oxidation, which has resulted in a pinkish hue. The 1003 calibre movement of this vintage Vacheron Constantin keeps excellent time and comes with a limited, two-year warranty from A Collected Man.

All of our pre-owned watches have undergone thorough mechanical inspections, including being ultrasonically cleaned, serviced and resealed if appropriate and tested for at least four days, to ensure they meet our highest timekeeping standards. Our pre-owned and vintage watches, unless stated otherwise, are covered by a full or a limited twenty-four month warranty. For example, due to their age, some vintage watches should not be subjected to the same conditions as when they were new. Please see our Terms & Conditions for further information. 

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