Cartier-signed Ref. 6194 | time-only | Yellow Gold
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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|Model:||time-only Ref. 6194|
|Movement:||mechanical manual-winding 9" VC Caliber 1003|
|Functions:||time-only: hours, minutes|
|Case:||31mm 18-carat yellow gold case|
|Strap:||tan calfskin watch strap with gold Vacheron tang buckle (unsigned)|
|Box & papers:||Extract from the Archives|
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.
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