We’ve discussed the glory of vintage Vacheron Constantin before. You’re talking true top level work at prices often well below where one might expect to see them (see here, here, and here for examples of what we mean).
In Antiquorum New York’s coming auction, there an exceptionally cool vintage Vacheron that you rarely see offered publicly. The watch is a 1950s triple date moonphase VC, that you often find in gold. But this one isn’t gold, it’s steel. And, as anyone worth his salt in the vintage watch game, a great timepiece from the big three made in stainless steel prior to the 1970s is a pretty rare duck indeed.
This triple date moonphase features a classic JLC-based, Vacheron finished movement dubbed the V495 that is arguably one of the finest finished movements of its time.