Vacheron Constantin Dress Watch
$ 8,900.00

Vacheron Constantin Dress Watch

Why We Love It

Simple doesn’t have to mean boring—and this watch by Vacheron Constantin proves it.

A Reference 4752, this elegant dress watch marries elements that truly distinguished the manufacture in the 1950s. First and most notably is the triangular-shaped lugs, which call to mind the famous "cornes de vache" shape still used by the manufacture today. Then there’s the crosshair sub-seconds indicator, a design which hearkens to a mid-century "atomic" clock retailed by Herman Miller.

When you add a superlative hand-wound movement, a Calibre P453/3B, what you get is nothing short of exquisite.

The Story

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.

Details

SKU: AS02525

18k yellow gold case is approximately 35mm (excluding crown). Reference 4752. Calibre P453/3B. Circa 1950s.

Overall Condition: Case is in very good condition overall with minor signs of use and wear in keeping with age. Black lacquer dial is in very good condition with faint signs of age, including light oxidation to the markers (particular at 12:00) and patina throughout. Unsigned crown. Case back has some signs of use and wear.

Includes one 17mm embossed black leather strap.

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