Choose from the following zoom modes:
-or-

Select image to view:

Vacheron Constantin Chronometer

Loading...
Lens Options
Size: S / M / L / XL

Zoom Level: I / II / III / VI

Advanced Settings

Vacheron Constantin Chronometer

- Item No.

Item Details

  • Width:
    4 1/2 Inches
  • Height:
    2 3/4 Inches
  • Depth:
    5 3/4 Inches
  • Period:
    20th Century
  • Origin:
    France
This exceptionally rare, important precision chronometer, or deck watch, was crafted by the famed Vacheron Constantin, and is one of the most accurate instruments ever created for measuring time. Used on a ship's deck for navigational purposes, this "Heure exacte" watch was able to keep time even in the roughest waters. Housed in a three-part mahogany deck box, this timepiece is accompanied by letters of certification from Vacheron Constantin.

Crafted in 1929

Case: 4 1/2" wide x 5 3/4" deep x 2 3/4" high

The Geneva firm of Vacheron Constantin was founded in 1755 by horologist Jean-Marc Vacheron, and is the oldest watch-making firm with a continuous history. Through its many innovations in both the science and design of fine timepieces, the firm has garnered numerous awards, and the attention of international heads of state and royalty, including Dwight D. Eisenhower and King Farouk of Egypt. Today, Vacheron Constantin is arguably the oldest watch-making firm in continuous operation since its inception over 250 years ago. Today, the company holds the record for creating the most expensive wristwatch, the Kallista, in 1979, and the most complicated, the Tour de I'Ille, crafted in 2005 of 16 complications comprised of 834 component parts.

Reference:
Collector's Dictionary of Clocks and Watches, 1999, Eric Bruton

Request More Information
Close [X]
Request a Phone Call
Add to my Collection Email to a Friend

Share this item with your spouse, your decorator or a fellow collector...you can even send it to several email addresses at once. Fill out this form and we'll send them a link to this item.

Close [X]

You are currently not logged in. Please Sign In to create a collection or add items to your existing collection(s).

If you do not have an account, please Register and enjoy benefits immediately.


Close [X]
Price: $24,500
Add to my Bag

To order by phone or for more info call
1-888-711-8084