The final thing I’ll say about this amazing Vacheron is that its estimate is 120,000 to 220,000 CHF. No doubt a lot of money for any watch, but when you consider that the opening bid on this one of a few ultra-slim, minute-repeating Vacheron from the 1940s is less than the opening price on any steel Patek 570, or a decent high-grade Submariner, you begin to see why this could be a steal. If it hits the high estimate, it will still cost the winning bidder less than ANY Patek perpetual calendar or a steel Oyster Paul Newman, of which there are hundreds.

We saw a vintage Vacheron fly in the Phillips sale in May, and while the condition of this watch isn’t exactly the same (this watch’s dial may have been cleaned at some point I believe, though it is hard to say for sure – nor is it steel), this watch is absolutely epic in every single way and it deserves to go big. I assure you that vintage Vacheron won’t be this far behind Pateks forever, so best to buy in now.

You can see full lot notes here.