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Lot 134: A Rare Aluminum Presentation Pocket Watch, Vacheron Constantin, circa 1945

 

Hammer Price
$2,200 CAN

 

17 jewels, aluminum lever movement, matte aluminum dial with applied polished aluminum Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds, Breguet hands, with presentation engraving on the back, ultra light aluminum case, accompanied by a sterling silver watch fob chain, with original box
One of a limited series of aluminium dress watches, with only 271 examples produced between 1945 and 1950.

Dimensions: 44 mm diameter
Weight: 20.7 grams
Reference: 4348
Serial: 286899
Movement: 455187
Caseback engraved: 'Presented to Cecil B. Hopgood by Aluminum Company of Canada Ltd, in Recognition of 25 Years of Loyal Service, 1945'
The dial, crystal, case and movement in overall good condition, with abrasions on the hands, normal surface wear on the case
The movement observed to wind, set and run


Condition reports are provided as a courtesy to clients and are a qualified subjective opinion only. All items are sold ‘as is’.

AUCTION ESTIMATE
November 2019 1,500 – 1,800
1,170 – 1,404
975 – 1,170
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