Vacheron Constantin solid gold watch with crab lugs marked Turler
A smaller vintage wristwatch from Vacheron Constantin. Manual wind movement with solid gold case. Sold by Turler
A vintage Vacheron Constantin that dates to 1949-50 based on the unique serial number of 477,xxx.
You can see all the key styling components that draw many collectors back this period. Note the dramatic crab claw style lugs as well as the combination of delicate Arabic numerals ringing the dial as the hour markers. The gold hands on the watch are a thin stick shape.
The movement fitted in the watch is the Vacheron V458 which is Chronometer rated. The movement is also adjusted to temperatures.
The dial is all original with a light patina.The Swiss retailer Turler has stamped their name on the dial to advise that the watch was retailed in one of their stores. Double named watches have a particular attraction to collectors as the practice is no longer allowed.
The solid gold case measures 30 mm wide by 36 mm, the same size as the vintage Patek Calatravas of that era.
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