Rare Bumper Automatic, Engine Turned Dial, cal477

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony, 1st Automatic Calatrava: Rare & Important Bumper cal477, Guilloche Dial


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Exactly 70 years old and in astonishing and original condition. This historical and horological relevant Vacheron is a disruptive watch in the companies epic history -- the oldest still existing watch company in the world, by the way: their first automatic winding movement in a vintage Patrimony / Calatrava-like 18K yellow gold & patinaed case. The eye-catching flank of this case-type is beautiful preserved and seems to be unpolished.

Vacheron in 1950s: Before they never made a automatic winding watch and thereafter most of their important timepieces were supplied with a self-winding movement. Historical.

The aesthetic, very reliable and precise working cal477 bumper automatic movement is tangible & audible when its rotor weight hits the spring bumpers -- a fantastic experience. On top of this fine movement sits the lavish engine-turned dial with yellow gold applied hour index markers and four hand-cut arabic numerals. Superb! The hands appear to be untouched and are original to this beautiful historical V&C. An important timepiece that stands out.

The iconic and unmistakable case appears to be in excellent and probably unpolished condition -- 70 years old and not only the hallmark is visible but the characteristic flank is accentuated like it always was.

All this is garnished by the Klotzl made V&C box and the Extract of the VC Archives proving its production in 1952: Rare & relevant.


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