4.0056 Vacheron & Constantin No 255115, Geneve, 1900

£2,300.00

Re-purposed 1900’s vintage Vacheron & Constantin Geneve movement in new, custom-made stainless steel case. Original condition including signed enamel dial and “Fleur-de-Lis” blued steel hands. The watch has been serviced with full disassembly, cleaning, oiling and adjusting.

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Key Features

The legendary VACHERON & CONSTANTIN manufactory is an example to follow for expert watch producers. From the beginning of the 1750’s, and still today they strictly observe the highest quality standard of watch movements. V&C movements often come unsigned or privately-labelled, but the watchmaker can usually find a tiny company hallmark under the dial.

Re-purposed valuable vintage Vacheron & Constantin Geneve watch movement from the 1900’s has found a new home in a new, custom-made case. Original condition including signed enamel dial and “Fleur-de-Lis” blued steel hands. One of this watch’s excellent features is the tiny inscription size, the very small letters show the dial makers workmanship.We have machined new stainless steel case for this movement. The case style known as ‘antique’, resembles the earliest wristwatch examples back from 1900-1910’s. Due to great quality and well-preserved condition it still keeps great timekeeping.

About Vacheron & Constantin

Vacheron Constantin SA is a Swiss luxury watch and clock manufacturer founded in 1755 by Jean-Marc Vacheron. Since 1996, it has been a subsidiary of the Swiss Richemont Group, along with other highly-regarded brands such as Jaeger-LeCoultre & Co. In addition to being the oldest Swiss manufacturer, Vacheron Constantin is also one of the oldest watch manufacturers in the world, with an uninterrupted watchmaking history since its foundation, having strongly persevered through major difficulties during both the Great Depression, and the quartz crisis of the 1970’s and 1980’s.

Vacheron Constantin are a very highly regarded watch manufacturer; the Vacheron Constantin pocket watch No. 402833 (1929), which was owned by King Fuad I of Egypt, ranks as one of the most expensive watches ever sold at auction, fetching US$2.77 million in Geneva on April 3, 2005. In 2015, Vacheron Constantin introduced the pocket watch Reference 57260, which currently holds the title of the most complicated mechanical watch ever made, with 57 horological complications.

Servicing and Guarantee

This timepiece has been serviced with full disassembly in our Bristol workshop. There is a 12-month guarantee, subject to the usage and care guidelines.

Overview

Case

  • New, custom-made circular case.
  • Stainless steel.
  • Mineral crystal.
  • Stainless steel caseback.

Dial and Hands

  • Original, white enamel dial.
  • Delicate, Roman numerals.
  • Small, “Vacheron & Constantin Geneva” signature below 12 position.
  • Small seconds subdial at 6 position.
  • Blued steel ‘Fluer-de-lis’ hour and minute hands.
  • Blued steel ‘Fleur-de-lis’ small seconds hand.

Movement

  • Swiss-made movement.
  • Typical Vacheron caliber.
  • 20 jewels.
  • Manual winding.
  • Micrometric ‘swan-neck’ precision regulator.
  • Gilt plates and bridges.
  • Polished screws.

Servicing and Guarantee

Links and Resources:

Vacheron & Constantin Official Website. 

Vacheron & Constantin Official Website History. 

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Case material

Stainless steel

Dial tone

Beige/White/Silver

Origin

Swiss

Year approx

1900