1988 Vacheron Constantin ref. 46008 dual calendar in 18kt yellow gold with paper
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 or the Overseas.
This reference 46008 is a watch that recaptures the codes of Vacheron Constantin’s golden years, with the robustness of the post-quartz crisis years.
From the complications collection, you can feel the mastery of the overall design as soon as you look at the case. The 34mm yellow gold case has a remarkable presence, and the excellent workmanship of the stepped bezel and straight lugs is evident.
The dial is well-balanced, with the date counter at 3 o’clock and the exact day counter at 9 o’clock. The whole is embellished by an elegant white guilloché dial with “clous de paris” motifs that enhance the overall legibility. The use of applied baton indexes and hands is judicious, serving to underline the information on the dial without distorting or complicating it.
This timepiece comes with an amazing bracelet and thanks to its original papers we know that the watch was first sold in 1988.
Finally, the watch is powered by the 1126 QS automatic caliber, renowned for its reliability, robustness and precision.
To be clear, you have here an amazing piece to collect!
Case materialYellow Gold 18kt
StrapAlligator by Atelier Romane
AccessoriesOriginal guarantee certificate