1960s Vacheron Constantin ref. 6394 in yellow gold
As the oldest watch brand in the world, in continuous operation since its foundation in 1755, Vacheron Constantin was the first watch company to manufacture movements with interchangeable parts as early as 1839. Vacheron watches are admired for their Latin-influenced cases, well-balanced proportions and exquisitely finished movements of the highest quality.
The Geneva manufacture is known for its highly complicated masterpieces, including the Grande Complication du Roi Farouk, the Tour de l’Ile, and masterpieces such as the traditional line, the 222, the Overseas or the Calatrava.
This nice 3-hands dress-watch in 18kt white gold is the perfect demonstration of how to create a sophisticated masterpiece using the simplest of watchmaking arts. First, the case is beautifully crafted by Vacheron’s artisans who have dressed the case with florentine decoration. Indicating only the hours, minutes and seconds, the thin hands and applied indexes create a beautiful appeal on the wrist. In exquisite condition, this rare watch is wearable at any occasion, but of course the most elegant ones.
Inside the extremely sharp 36mm case is the rare K1071 movement, stamped with the Seal of Geneva, sign of high quality, produced in some of the most distinguished watches of the 1960s.