Vintage Vacheron chronographs are, in our humble opinion, massively undervalued. When you compare what the average vintage VC chrono sells for compared to the average vintage Patek chrono – you’ll see what we mean. Vintage VC chromos feature the same type of movements and finishing you’ll see with the Pateks, and in many cases, the actualof the watch itself is arguably more interesting.
Take for example the quintessential vintage Vacheron chronograph, the reference 4178. The dial, those perfect teardrop lugs, and the fantastic manually wound movement make this watch a must for a VC collector, and it’s a watch so good, that when Gene Stone, the author and travel watch collector whom we featured here, was chosing the cover image for his seminal horological book “The Watch,” he chose the 4178.
And if you’re looking for 4178, there isn’t a better one available than the one present in Antiquorum’s Geneva sale this Sunday. We stopped by the office just yesterday to take these pictures of it
The condition of both the dial andare superb, and it even comes on Vacheron alligator with a VC buckle. At an estimate of $16 – 22k, could you ask for a more watch?
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