Ladies Vacheron & Constantin 18ct Cocktail Watch 1962

£3,750

100% Genuine & All Original

Fully Inspected, Serviced & Guaranteed

A Very Carefully Owned & Lightly Used Example

Beautiful Original Diamond Dial with Original Dauphine Hands

Ladies V&C 18ct Yellow Gold & Diamond Dress Watch Dated 1962

Size 19mm x 27mm V&C Swiss Made 18ct Yellow Gold Hallmarked Case

Original, High Grade, 18 Jewels, Vacheron & Constantin Movement

All in Absolutely Top Grade Fully Restored Condition

New, High Quality Burgundy Lizard Strap & Plain Buckle

Vintage Presentation Box Included, as Shown

VGWL 12 Months’ Written Warranty Included*

VGWL Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee

Free Worldwide FedEx Delivery

Free UK Special Delivery

VGW Reference: VC999
Price £3,750

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Vacheron Constantin

One of the widely recognised ‘Holy Trinity’ of Swiss watchmaking, along with Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet, Vacheron & Constantin is the world’s oldest ‘Watch Manufacturer’ and as such, has remained in continuous operation since 1755. More than this, Vacheron Constantin is the founding father of a spirit of technical excellence which it has made an art form. This is known as ‘Haute Horlogerie’ where Vacheron Constantin has been in the vanguard for over 260 years. This tradition defines the ‘Manufacture’, evident in the finest quality execution, reflected in a finish which goes far beyond the demands of the ‘Poinçon de Genève’.

Description

A spectacular Vacheron & Constantin original, Vacheron factory diamond dial, 18ct yellow gold ladies cocktail watch. This has a stunning dial, comprising approximately 280 individual diamonds, along with a beautiful tank-style yellow gold case.

The watch case is in beautiful condition and contains a high-grade Vacheron & Constantin, 18 Jewel movement which is in spectacular condition.

The watch carries the correct Vacheron signed crown.

The Case

As one would expect, this is a high-quality case, which from all appearances seems to have been very well cared for as there are no signs of wear, over-polishing, dings, scratches or other damage, visible to the naked eye.

The case is externally signed ‘Vacheron & Constantin’ on the case-back, along with the serial number 248922 and an 18ct gold hallmark.

The case measures 19mm wide, excluding the crown and 27mm in length. The watch is very thin at 5mm including the lens. The case itself and the hinge area, in particular, have been carefully inspected for any weaknesses and none were found. We can therefore guarantee the structural integrity of this watch case. This, along with the general condition of the case, leads us to believe this watch has led a charmed life and has seen very little use.

As always, our standard advice applies: vintage watches should be kept clean and dry at all times.

The Dial

The diamond-set dial sparkles in any light, more so than can be seen in the photographs. Approximately 280 individual diamonds are set into the dial making this the perfect watch for that special occasion or night out..

The dial is complete with the original gold Dauphine hands which are very stylish, matching the case.

The dial design and case complement each other beautifully and also make the time quite easy to read for such a small watch.

This is the original, unrestored and untouched Vacheron & Constantin factory diamond dial.

The Movement

The Vacheron & Constantin 18 Jewel movement is original to this watch and it is in wonderful condition considering its age.

The movement is signed: Vacheron & Constantin, ’18 Jewels’ and ‘Swiss Made’. It has been fully overhauled and serviced by our watchmaker who reports it to be in excellent condition. We are therefore happy to offer this watch with our 12 months warranty*.

This type of watch is perfectly suited for evening wear and special occasions.

*Please note – our 12 months’ warranty is only applicable if the full list price is paid.

The Strap and Buckle

The strap fitted is a new, high-quality Burgundy Lizard skin strap, which we feel contrasts nicely with the watch. However, if a different colour or style of strap is preferred, please let us know and we will do our best to oblige free of charge. We carry tan, conker, dark brown and black in stock, in plain padded leather, crocodile skin or lizard skin, but can also obtain most types and colours of strap from our partners at ‘Watch Obsession’ within 48hrs. Please take a look at their huge range of 12mm straps if you wish, here. A plain buckle has been fitted.

The Box and Papers

Although there is no original paperwork with this watch, the reference numbers, markings, signatures and hallmarks are all correct, dating the watch to 1962. Detailed particulars are included with the receipt, along with our 12 months’ warranty* and a separate insurance valuation for the replacement value will be provided at the time of sale. This will also include our ‘Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee’ which states: “If this watch proves to be anything less than totally authentic, or not as described, Vintage Gold Watches of London will offer you a full refund at any time”.

This watch comes complete with its vintage presentation box, as shown in the photographs.

In Conclusion

A beautiful, rare, and highly collectable ladies cocktail watch from horology’s oldest continuous watch manufacturer, which will provide an excellent financial investment as well as be something to use, wear, treasure and enjoy!

If treated with care, this will make an excellent investment or family heirloom piece and even though vintage gold watch prices have risen markedly in the past few years, we still feel great examples such as this are greatly undervalued. As each year goes by and the world market for vintage gold watches continues to expand, prices will continue to climb ever higher.

We are happy to accept PayPal as this is the quickest method of payment. However, if you would like to pay by UK cheque or by UK bank transfer we will be pleased to assist you with this and pass on a 3% saving to you. Similarly, if you wish to pay by International SWIFT or Bank Wire Transfer we will provide you with our BIC / Swift number and our IBAN number.

If you have any questions please call us on 0207 727 7095 or if calling from overseas on +44 207 727 7095. We await your call and we will be happy to help with any questions you may have about this watch or any of our collection.

Please note, we also welcome part exchanges. We will also be happy to service your vintage watch or assist with repairs or restoration as necessary.

Please also take a look at our other fine vintage gold watches.