1988 Vacheron Constantin ref. 46009 Day-date and Moonphase – Full Set
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. This reference 46009 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, the moon phase counter at 6 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.
The watch is powered by the 1126 QS automatic caliber, renowned for its reliability, robustness and precision.
Finally, this timepiece is accompanied by Vacheron Constantin warranty, push pin, box and outer box. To be clear, you have here an amazing piece to collect !
ModelComplication Day-date & Monphase
Case materialYellow Gold 18k
MovementAutomatic 1126 QS
CaseVery good condition, light usage marks
StrapOriginal Alligator Strap
AccessoriesWarranty, push pin, box and outer box.