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Vacheron Constantin Dress Watch 18k Rose Gold Ref.4217 ”Van Cleef engraving”

A breathtaking vintage dress watch.

Vacheron Constantin, one of the oldest watch manufacturers in the world, boasts a heritage dating back to 1755. As part of the Holy Trinity of watch brands, Vacheron has consistently produced super high-end timepieces with many innovative complications. Despite their relentless pursuit of advancing watch movements, they have never neglected their essential dress watches.

This particular dress watch, measuring 34mm, exudes elegance. Crafted in 18k rose gold, it offers a distinctive touch that sets it apart in the dress watch category. Additionally, the intriguing case back is signed by Van Cleef & Arpels and appears to commemorate a racing event. Despite extensive research, the exact nature of this commemoration remains a mystery—perhaps you can unravel it?

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Details
Brand Vacheron Constantin
Diameter 35 mm
Model Dress watch
Bracelet/strap: Leather
Reference 4217
Buckle/clasp Aftermarket plated
Year of production (circa) 1952
Lug Width 20 mm
Material 18k Rose gold
Set Content Watch only
Crystal Acrylic
Warranty 2 year (AWCo)
Dial color Champagne
Movement Hand-wound
Backstory

Vacheron Constantin is the oldest Swiss watchmaker, having been in continuous existence since 1755. The three iconic Swiss houses of Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet and Vacheron Constantin are lovingly referred to as the Holy trinity by watch lovers around the world.

Vacheron Constantin is an old school Swiss watchmaker in the truest sense. They are known for complicated in-house calibers, advanced decorating techniques and extreme levels of fine finishing. They have numerous inventions and patents to their name, among which the first non-magnetic movement in 1885 and the world’s thinnest movement in 1955. In 2015, VC created the most complicated movement ever made, featuring a mind-blowing 57 complications.

Vacheron Constantin is known for its decorating prowess, which you can clearly see by their current Metiers d’art collection. These works of art feature extremely fine engraving and enamel work. All, of course, done by hand by highly trained artists.

But VC’s catalogue is not limited to complicated dress watches. Back in 1977, Vacheron Constantin joined the luxury steel sports watch game. After Audemars Piguet had launched its Royal Oak in 1972 and Patek followed with the Nautilus in 1976, VC introduced the Ref. 222 a year later. The distinctive watch with integrated bracelet was named in celebration of the house’s 222nd anniversary.

The Ref. 222 would remain in production until 1985 and provided some much needed youthful freshness to Vacheron’s offerings. Eleven years after its discontinuation, the Ref. 222 would be succeeded by the Overseas, a new sports watch from the fabled brand. A design riddled with hints to the house’s logo: the Maltese cross.

Vacheron is a real connoisseur’s house. It probably wasn’t the first brand on your list when you got into watches. But once it appears on your radar, it will enchant you with truly magnificent watchmaking in many different forms.

Shipping

At AWCo we put the safety of our shipments upfront at all times. Therefore, we ship all our packages insured.

We strive to promptly handle packages to minimize delays. Delivery times begin from the day of dispatch. While we make every effort to ensure smooth delivery, we cannot be held responsible for delays caused by destination customs, local duties, taxes, or lost items during transit.

Certainly, we understand that overloaded mail-order companies can also contribute to potential delays in the delivery process. Despite our best efforts, external factors beyond our control may affect shipping times. Rest assured, we remain committed to providing timely service and will work diligently to ensure your order reaches you as promptly as possible. For any inquiries or updates, feel free to reach out to us at info@awco.nl. Your satisfaction is our priority.

Brand

Vacheron Constantin

Model

Reference

4217

Year of production (circa)

1952

Material

18k Rose gold

Crystal

Acrylic

Dial color

Champagne

Movement

Hand-wound

Diameter

35 mm

Bracelet/strap:

Leather

Buckle/clasp

Aftermarket plated

Lug Width

20 mm

Set Content

Watch only