1953 ref4466 Bumper Automatic cal477, Doublesigned by Turler
Vacheron Constantin Turler Doublesigned 4466: 1953 Bumper Automatic cal477
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Very rare: A well preserved early Vacheron reference 4466 housing a hammer / bumper automatic caliber 477 in a case made by Spillmann SA.
Produced in 1953, the cal477 was VCs first ever automatic caliber that appeared in 1951 and began a tradition still active today: automatic winding movements inside Vacheron & Constantin watches. This movement was made in low quantities until 1953 only and so we are proud to say, this is a rare timepiece of one of the most renowned watchmakers ever -- and its condition is very good and probably impossible to find in similar shape.
The now almost 70 years old timepiece was originally sold by the Zurich, Switzerland based Jeweler Turler / Türler as indicated by the double signature on the dial and is thus probably unique.
The case, the dial and the movement is in very good condition. Just the print on the dial shows some signs of age. It should be difficult to find something similar in equal condition, anyway. Rare find!
Two straps are included with this high class VC: a cream / white alligator leather custom made for this timepiece and a neutral brown vintage crocodile strap. Both connect the beautiful 18K case with the historical solid 18K AWenger buckle and make it either a classical vintage appearance or a fresh summerwatch -- ready to wear.