254. Vacheron & Constantin No 405636, 1930

Original Vacheron & Constantin movement arrived without case. Signed enamel dial is original unrestored. “Lepine” type open-face movement has the winding crown in position of “12” digit. So it does need unusual wrist-type case to house the movement correctly. We machined new case with crown on “12” position sunk into top “olive piece”. Famous auction brand watches are in high demand, so this V&C to be sold quickly…

FEATURES:

  • Historical high-quality movement from top Swiss manufacture Vacheron & Constantin
  • Original signed enamel dial
  • New purpose made watch case

Very nice gilt movement, the original 15-jewel Vacheron calibre. Serial number 405636 corresponds to 1930 year of production.

DIAL

  • type: classic hot enamel, fancy arabic numerals
  • age & origin: original to the movement
  • condition: some hairlines, small chip on “10”
  • hands: blued steel “Breguet” hands
  • restorations: NONE

MOVEMENT

  • type: Vacheron calibre, swiss lever, gilt plates and bridges, 15 jewels
  • balance type: bimetallic cut balance with screw weights, Breguet hairspring
  • age & origin: Swiss made in 1930, all original
  • condition: Very good (8/10), mechanical status is very good
  • restorations: NONE

CASE

  • type, size: custom made new wristwatch case, “antique” style, display back, diameter w/o crown 46 mm
  • metal, crystal: solid stainless steel 316L, front & back mineral crystals
  • age & origin: new custom made one piece
  • condition: NEW UNWORN

Glazed caseback machined to please an owner’s eye every time he wears the watch. Great connoisseur’s choice.

STRAP

  • size, material, type: 20 mm, black natural leather
  • condition: NEW UNWORN

RUNNING REPORT

  • testing time: 14+ days, winding every day at 12am
  • running duration: more than 33 hours
  • day error (static/dynamic): less than 90 sec/day
  • conclusion: guaranted to keep resonably good time for 6 months

STATUS: SOLD