Vacheron Constantin, “Metiers d’Art”, for Only Watch Vacheron Constantin, Genève, “Métiers d’Art Perspectives d’Art Dove”. Ref. 86222/000G-9725. Very fine and unique, center seconds, selfwinding, water-resistant, 18K white gold and diamond wristwatch with enamel dial and an 18K white gold Vacheron Constantin buckle. Accompanied by fitted box and Certificate.
Case: Two-body, solid, polished, rounded bezel, crown with embossed Maltese cross, case back engraved “Only Watch 2011” “Pièce Unique”, sapphire crystal. Diameter 40 mm.
Dial: 18K white gold engraved with champlevé enamel depicting red and white doves, one set with 40 brilliant-cut diamons for a total approx. weight of 0.08 carat, hand-guilloché gold birds, outermost baton index on a plain reserve. White gold skeletonized alpha hands.
Movement: Cal. 2460 SC, rhodium-plated, stamped with the Geneva Quality Seal, 27 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring.
Estimated Price: €80,000 – 120,000
Realised Price: €90,000
About Vacheron Constantin
Vacheron Constantin is a Swiss manufacture of prestige watches and a brand of the Richemont group. Considered by watch enthusiasts to be one of the finest traditional watch makers in the world along with Patek Philippe & Co., Jaeger-LeCoultre and Audemars Piguet. It employs around 400 people worldwide, most of whom are based in the manufacturing plants in Geneva and Vallée de Joux. The brand is sold in almost 80 countries around the world, distributed through 15 boutiques that sell no other brand, and over 500 points of sale.
Previous Vacheron Constantin owners include Napoleon Bonaparte, Pope Pius XI, the Duke of Windsor and Harry Truman.