White gold Vacheron Constantin Ref. 2045P vintage wristwatch, made in 1974
A fine and slim 18ct white gold automatic cushion form wristwatch with original 18ct white gold buckle, alligator strap, Vacheron Constantin leather watch roll and an Extract from the Vacheron Constantin Archives
A superb white gold dress watch with a sophisticated monochrome look, this wristwatch looks great with both casual and formal attire. Slim in profile, this model fits easily under a shirt cuff and its design is unfussy yet extremely stylish. The 18ct white gold case contrasts brilliantly with the stark dial which is made from a layer of jet black onyx. Being made from stone, the dial is of course not susceptible to damage from light or oxidation. Beautifully finished, the calibre 12”’-1120 Vacheron Constantin movement has a depth of just 2.45mm and is decoratively finished with Geneva stripes, the automatic rotor is edged in 21ct gold. The gold rotor edge increases the rotor’s weight, thereby increasing its oscillation and the efficiency of its winding.
Accompanying the watch is a Vacheron Constantin tan leather watch roll which has four compartments, three of which have individual zipped closures. Fitted with a black alligator Vacheron Constantin strap, the watch retains its original 18ct white gold buckle. The accompanying Extract from the Vacheron Constantin Archives confirms production of the watch in 18ct white gold with black onyx dial in 1974.
[M] Vacheron Constantin calibre 12”’-1120 automatic movement stamped with the seal of Geneva, decoratively damascened plates, lever escapement, 36 jewels, 21ct gold edged rotor, free-sprung gyromax balance, 19,800 BPH, Kif Ultraflex shock absorber [D] black onyx dial, white gold dauphine hands [C] white gold satin finished case with polished bezel, snap-on satin finished case back with polished rim, Vacheron Constantin winding crown [S] case, dial, movement and crown signed
1: Extract from the Archives
2: Original 18k white gold buckle
3: Vacheron Constantin alligator strap
4: Vacheron Constantin leather watch roll
Width excluding crown: 32.5mm
Length including lugs: 37.5mm
Depth to centre for crystal: 6mm
Strap width/lug gauge: 20mm
All our watches have been fully serviced and overhauled and are sold with a one year guarantee and detailed Black Bough certificate.
Notice for Buyers outside the European Union
Please note that, due to CITES restrictions, the crocodile strap cannot be shipped outside the European Union. If the watch is to be shipped outside the EU, we are required to removed the crocodile strap and replace it with a calf leather strap.