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Rare 1900s Vacheron Constantin Lozenge Prototype Platinum Diamond Set Watch

Origin Switzerland
Period 19th Century
Materials Made from Platinum Millegrain setting, hand mounted with over a 100 round cut diamonds and Hand Made Enamel Ivory Dial
W. 29 mm; L. 170 mm; Diam. 28 mm;
Condition Good. The Vacheron Constantin wristwatch is completely original & mint throughout in perfect working condition.All original stones are present.Sharp signatures & Dial are extremely well preserved.The watch has also been cleaned & serviced.
Creation Date 1890s-1910
Description In the Early1900s Platinum was especially difficult to work with. One of the largest challenges for jewelry design firms was how to set these highly ornate fragile floral and garland style designs with diamonds. As seen with the present example, the extremely fine and super thin millegrain setting was used to design floral wreaths of leaves which cascade outwards from the beautiful antique ivory enamel dial. The entire piece is carefully produced with hundreds of branches produced in platinum millegrain to hold the carefully sized and delicately placed flawless white diamonds.

Vacheron and Constantin also at this time was focusing on many different case designs. Although Vacheron and Constantin is one of the oldest known watch manufacturer they first started to employ this lozenge shaped case design in the early 1900s. Within our store you will also find a modern version of the timeless classic case design nearly made over a 100 years later. The present watch is a true museum piece which underlines the important progression Vacheron & Constantin has taken with their various models and references and well as equally important for the design elements it so delicately represents from that style and period. The movement is signed and case is numbered and hallmarked, respectively as is consistent with many examples from this timeframe. A similar example is also found in Vacheron and Constantin's museum as well as the Vacheron Book: Secrets in History.

Watch Case Measurements: 29mm across from side of case to crown x 40m (top of case to bottom of case)
Bracelet Length: 170mm
Weight: 28grams
Thickness: 5mm
Gemstones Diamond, White Diamond
Metals Enamel, White Gold
Gender Ladies'
Styles / Movements Fine Jewelry, Rare Jewels, Signed Pieces
Incollect Reference Number 212837
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