6066 | 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. The brand received a distinction in the very first chronometry competition with the renowned Geneva Observatory, ushering in an era of record-breaking accuracy. The brand's motto “Do better if possible, which is always possible”, is evident in the exceptional finishing of each Vacheron & Constantin watch - surpassing the highest standards of finishing and decorating of mechanical movements, know as the ‘Poinçon de Genève’ or ‘Geneva Seal’.
Vacheron knew a thing or two about dress watch design. The faceted ‘arrow-head’ lugs are reminiscent of Chronometre Royal references, with applied faceted hour-markers complementing the dial perfectly. In keeping with this classic styling, the dial further features Vacheron’s ’Maltese cross’ signature, said to be taken from the design of a similarly cross-shaped movement component, mounted to the movement barrel cover. The luminious-filled, gold Dauphine hands correspond harmoniously with the dial, further featuring a nicely-balanced sub-seconds at 6’clock. The luminous hour dots were previously removed, though trace material still remains.
The 33 mm case has a thin, rounded bezel with faceted lugs, and wears comfortably on the wrist. The watch also has its original crown and bushed case-back, correctly hallmarked inside. The inside-case features the watches’ unique reference number (346 XXX), as well as the manufacturers’ signature.
Powered by a manually-wound P453/3B calibre (signed “Vacheron & Constantin“), the movement is rhodium plated with Côtes de Genève embellishment, constructed with 17-jewels. This highly-finished movement with straight-line lever escapement further features a monometallic Glucydor balance with timing screws adjusted for temperature, a self-compensating Breguet balance spring and swan-neck micrometer regulator.
This Vacheron Constantin Ref. 6066 comes on a tan-brown leather strap and corresponding yellow-gold, Vacheron, tang buckle. The watch is currently being serviced and will be available shortly.
Viewings can be arranged in Central London by appointment.
|Movement:||mechanical manual-winding Cal. P453/3B|
|Functions:||Time-only: hours, minutes, sub-seconds|
|Features:||luminous 'Dauphine' hands, faceted 'arrow-head' lugs|
|Case:||33 mm yellow gold|
|Bracelet:||tan brown leather strap, Vacheron gold tang buckle|
|Box & papers:||N/A|
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