Vacheron Constantin 47101/1-47111 Les Historiques Chronograph 18K Yellow Gold (32559)

32559 Vacheron 47101 Les Historiques Chronograph 47101/1 47111, 18k yellow gold on a strap with a matching 18k yellow gold tang buckle, manual wind VC caliber 1140 movement, 30-minute chronograph, silver dial with applied gold hour markers and black printed tachymeter, small seconds at 9 O'Clock, blued chronograph hands, display back, sapphire crystal, diameter: 37mm, thickness: 10.5mm, sapphire crystal, water resistant, Like new with Vacheron Service Box and Extract from the Archives; dated 1999. This watch was fully serviced by Vacheron Constantin in June 2018.

$16,500

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This is an 18K yellow gold Vacheron Les Historiques Chronograph 47101/1-47111. It has an alligator leather strap with an 18k yellow Vacheron gold tang buckle, and a scratch resistant sapphire crystal. There is an exhibition snap-on sapphire display case back with the rim stamped with the Vacheron Constantin Maltese cross, the reference number, the serial number, and other hallmarks. It has rectangular chronograph pushbuttons. The 37mm diameter solid two-body case, teardrop lugs, and stepped bezel are polished. The dial is ivory with applied faceted yellow gold baton indexes and Arabic numeral hour markers at 6 and 12 o'clock. It has yellow gold baton hands, a center sweep seconds chronograph hand, and a 60-minute/one-fifth scale with Arabic numerals every five minutes. Around the perimeter is a tachymeter scale to 1000 UPH. There are two gold-rimmed recessed subsidiary dials, including a constant small seconds register at 9 o'clock, and a 30-minute dial at 3 o'clock. It has a 48-hour power reserve at full wind, and it's water resistant to 30 meters/100 feet, and the 10.5mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed.

This Vacheron Les Historiques Chronograph 47101/1-47111 has a mechanical manual winding Vacheron Constantin caliber VC 1140. It's rhodium-plated, with fausses cotes embellishment and a cote de Geneve finish on the bridges. The baseplate, visible behind the screwed balance wheel, has fine perlage. The edges of the bridges, levers and screw slots have been beveled and polished. It's constructed with 21 jewels, a shock absorber device, and a straight-line lever escapement. It includes a monometallic balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism, and 5 positions, a self-compensating Breguet balance spring, a swan-neck micrometer regulator. The mechanism oscillates at a frequency of 18,000 vph (2.5 Hz.).