empressissi™ is pleased to offer this amazing, all original and in excellent condition VACHERON 'hunter' style pocket watch for men, large and impressive in 18K solid yellow gold case. The Vacheron family was and still is a dominant family in the Swiss horological field, among them is the legendary Vacheron&Constantin of Geneve brand.
This watch is part of a large and mostly impressive, museum level collection of a retired IAF pilot that we are delighted to offer for sale in our website. In 2016 we serviced a small portion of his collection that was later auctioned at Christie's Geneve. We are now pleased to offer the substantial part of the collection for sale; these include repeaters, chronographs, Hunter-cases (Savonettes) and open faces, most complex and interesting antique Swiss and American pocket watches of the finest standards.
The watch houses an early KWKS (Key wind, Key set) gilt finish ebauche caliber in overall excellent condition, running on 15 jewels. It is properly Swiss hallmarked with the Lynx on both covers and running strong, keeping accurate time with sub seconds and is supplied with a key. The movement is cased in a large and slim 18K solid gold 'Savonette' (Hunter style) case with elegant hand executed decorations all around and engine turned design. Good bow and press-crown, good hinges and lift spring, mint savonette acrylic crystal and overall great condition for over 100+ years old horological item with internal dust cover from 18K solid gold as well. The case has a net weight of 29 grams of gold.
The dial is a factory original enamel white with no visible damage featuring Roman numerals and original decorated and most elegant set of hands.