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Why We Love It
The Holy Trinity of watch brands: Rolex, Patek Philippe, and Vacheron Constantin.
Generally less understood than either of its respected compatriots, Vacheron Constantin has a legacy of producing some of the very finest high horology complications in history - and some of the loveliest.
Sports watches came later to VC, as pressure from the new 'Sports Luxury' category introduced in the early 1970s forced the storied brand to evolve - but historically, classically styled dress pieces is where Vacheron cut their teeth.
This particular watch, a Reference 6508 "Disco Volante" dates to the early 1960s, remains in excellent condition throughout. Featuring an 18k yellow gold ultra-thin textured case, a sunburst champagne dial with applied gold indices and a matching pencil handset, and a hand-cranking movement.
With its timeless and endlessly appealing looks - combined with extensive pedigree, this is a great opportunity to snag an excellent heirloom quality timepiece from one of the very best in the business!
Few manufactures can claim a lineage as long or as rich as Vacheron Constantin. Established in 1755, the manufacture soon made a reputation for the elegance of its products, by making pocket watches with complicated movements and engine-turned dials. Even today, these are marks of a manufacture’s expertise, due to the skill and precision involved in crafting them, so for Vacheron Constantin to have achieved this in the eighteenth century is quite an impressive feat.
This expertise carried them through the 19th century, earning gold medals at National Exhibitions and blazing trails in the area of anti-magnetic timepieces. The 20th century saw further achievements, such as the opening of its boutique on the Quai de L’Ile in Geneva, where it still resides today. Even through the Depression and the Second World War, when many watch companies were forced to band together with competitors or else face closure, the manufacture continued to thrive—as it does to this day.
18K Yellow gold case is approximately 34mm (excluding the crown). Manual-winding Calibre 1003 movement by Vacheron Constantin. Vacheron Constantin Reference 6508. Circa 1960s.
Overall Condition: The case is in excellent condition overall showing normal wear consistent with age and use. Non-luminous champagne sunburst dial is in very good condition showing light patination on edges with matching 18k yellow gold handset. Unsigned crown.
Includes lizard grain brown leather strap with plated gold pin buckle.
Analog/Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.
We back each Analog/Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.
All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states. We are happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.
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