Vacheron & Constantin, Geneve, Ref. 6273. Made in the 1950's. Fine, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with silver dial. Champelevé signature and applied logo. w/ original box and all documentation and accessories.
Case: Two-body, solid, polished, inclined bezel, lapidated lugs, snap-on case back. Engraving on back "Movie Star 25 Ted Littel"
Dial: Silver with yellow gold baton indexes. Gold bâton hands. small second. Raised enamel signature and applied Malta cross
Movement: Cal. 1001, rhodium plated, fausses cotes decoration, 18 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to temperatures, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, index regulator.
Diameter: 32.6mm Thickness: 9mm
Case Nr.: 3657XX Movement Nr: 5402XX
Watch comes with the following: Outer box, fitted box, Original Medallion, Certificate of Origin and Warranty, Geneva Hallmark movement certificate, original band, original buckle.
Watch has been overhauled and comes with a 12 month Warranty
Vintage Vacheron Constantin wristwatches are often characterized by their charismatic yet classic case designs, which differentiates them from other vintage watches of the time. From the 1950’s through the 1970’s, many watch brands saw an increase in interest in very thin cases. Because of its technical to achieve production of such watches only a very few manufacture achieved productions. These watches were more sleek and inspired by simplicity, and they began producing more ultra-thin case. From the 1940’s through the 1960’s, Vacheron Constantin would only make at most 24 examples of a reference in one configuration – so while they produced a variety of dial and case combinations/colors and designs, each one was extremely limited. The use of so many varied designs with limited pieces produced is what so many find appealing about collecting vintage Vacheron Constantin watches. Ultra thin time-only pieces set a standard for technical achievements, allowing the wearer to appreciate how the case and dial design elements take center stage while the entire watch was nearly as thin as paper.
The present watch is a classic example of a an early ultra thin 1950’s wristwatch which will be very popular until the late 1970’s when Quartz watches were able to achieve such thinness at lower cost . From the side, one can clearly see the ultra thin lines. This watch is a very rare example in unpolished condition with the original crisp dial with a beautiful champelevé signature with sharp side facets and a crisp hallmark on the back of the upper left lug, the present watch impresses with its overall excellent condition, and is a classic Vacheron Constantin timepiece – with the same commitment to top quality.