Fitted with the amazing calibre 1003/1, this 18k gold Vacheron Constantin ultra flat Patrimony watch is high end horology and comes complete with the original leather pouch and guarantee papers.
HOW DO WE DATE THIS WATCH?
From the supplied guarantee paperwork, which matches the serial number on the case back, we can accurately date this watch to being sold in December 1984.
The calibre 1003/1 is a work of art. At just 1.64 mm deep, it allowed watches to be thinner than ever before. First launched in 1955, it remained the thinnest conventional watch movement for decades. For a watch to be considered ultraflat the movement is generally less than 3mm, so the margin that this movement achieves this feat is remarkable.
Vacheron Constantin are still using this movement today, in the £26,900 Historiques Ultra-Fine.
This example is complete with the original leather pouch, stamped guarantee booklet and even a Vacheron Constantin spare used strap. The Boucledor buckle is marked 750, the case fully stamped and in good order, and the movement is running nicely.
This watch would have been a men’s watch, because in the mid eighties small, thin discreet watches were all the fashion. Nowadays this watch could be worn by anyone. It is quite difficult to get good quality watches from this period in horology, as the quartz crisis was peaking and many companies were struggling. Making an expensive watch like this was difficult to compete, but the few sold are now highly sort after.
This watch will be supplied with the original presentation pouch, guarantee papers and our Certificate of Authenticity.
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Width with crown 31.9 mm
Width without crown 30.9 mm
Between lugs 16 mm
Lug to lug length 34.0 mm
Case Thickness 4.2 mm
All sizes are approximate.
Included with this watch is a 6 month guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses. If you live outside the UK we can still deliver to most countries. Please see our Worldwide Shipping information, or Contact Us. Payment can be made by most credit or debit cards, bank transfer or PayPal.
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