Collector Condition and Rarity 1920’s Solid 18ct Gold and Diamond Vacheron & Constantin Ladies Vintage Watch

The Overview

I love all the watches we find but every now and again we something super special and this ladies Vacheron Constantin is just such a piece. Vacheron are the oldest established watchmaker in the world and were formed in 1755 and their mantra is ‘Excellence, Now and Forever’. Aside from the unique history and highest grade of movements, this is a simply beautiful watch. Made in the 1920’s, the solid 18ct gold and diamond case and solid gold and diamond bracelet are in excellent condition – there is evidence of a small repair on the underside of one of the swinging lugs but this takes nothing away from the beauty and significance of this watch. The Vacheron signed dial is finished in a copper colour and has black Arabic hour numbers and outer railway line style minute markers. The beautifully ornate case with 4 diamonds at the quarters triangular shaped swinging lugs link to the solid gold ‘bar’ bracelet, again with diamonds at the joints. The original Vacheron signed manual wind movement is again in excellent condition and has just been fully serviced by our professional watchmaker.

Watches of this quality and pedigree only surface a few times every year and there may be as few as 50 or less in the world….

As mentioned, it has just been serviced by my watchmaker and, in view of the high-grade Swiss movement, I will include a 12 month guarantee on the movement which is long enough for you to assess the working order.


The Case

The provenance polished solid 18ct yellow gold & diamond case is in excellent condition with only the most minimal signs of wear. It is beautifully ornate from the bezel through to the swinging lugs and bracelet. The case measures 24 mm’s across excluding the winding crown and 40 mm’s including the tips of the swinging lugs. The hinged inside case back is signed ‘V & C’ and carries the Vacheron legend. The case number is ‘94616’ and it has the appropriate hallmarks for solid 18ct gold.


The Dial

The wonderfully elegant Vacheron signed dial is just beautiful. The original Vacheron signed dial is finished in a copper colour and has black Arabic hour numbers and outer railway line style minute markers.


The Movement

The original and high grade Vacheron signed manual wind movement is in excellent condition and has just been fully serviced by our professional watchmaker. It is signed ‘Vacheron & Constantin’, ‘Geneve’ and the movement number is 375686. Please bear in mind that this watch is nearly 100 years old and would not be robust enough for everyday wear and will be 2 to 3 minutes fast/slow a day.


The Bracelet

The watch sits on a solid gold with a diamond at the joints ‘bar’ bracelet which is attached to the watch with solid gold swinging lugs.


The Box, Papers and Sonning Warranty


As with the majority of pre-owned watches that are 10 years or older, this particular watch does not come with its original box or paperwork. The watch is 100% genuine and rest assured we provide a lifetime guarantee on the authenticity and provenance of all the watches we sell.

Although there is no original paperwork, we do provide a written invoice and 3 page insurance valuation with the pictures of the watch and all available reference numbers. We also give a 12 month warranty on all our watches. We also stock a good selection of vintage watch boxes to help complete your purchase.


About Sonning Vintage Watches

Sonning Vintage Watches are one of the largest prestige brand vintage watch retailers on the Internet carrying stock of around £500,000; we’ve sold over 3,000 vintage watches across the world since our formation in 2009. We’re based in Berkshire and Nottingham and spend 1- 2 days a week in London. Whilst we’re an Internet business we do ‘show’ 90% of our watches prior to sale and travel across England to meet prospective buyers.


Why purchase a watch from SVW?

We provide a lifetime guarantee on the authenticity and provenance of all our watches and come with a full printed Receipt of Sale and Insurance Valuation. Purchasing from SVW gives you the protection and reassurance of buying from an incorporated company with outstanding customer testimonials.

We provide a high quality box and use the Royal Mail Special Delivery for the UK and DHL for overseas sales. They are insured for the full purchase value.

See what our customers say – 100% positive feedback on all our sales sites and over 40% of our customers buy again or refer us!


Couriering & Pre-Delivery Inspection

We use the Royal Mail’s Guaranteed next day service for UK sales and DHL for all overseas shipping. All our watches are fully serviced, but prior to couriering each one will undergo a 3 day pre-delivery check to ensure the watch is in perfect condition.


Servicing, Repair & Refurbishment

Our association with the best of the industry allows us to offer a limited number quality servicing and repair for most of the famous Swiss brands; such as Rolex, Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin and Cartier, as well as Omega, Longines, Jaeger LeCoultre, Breitling, IWC, Breguet, and a wide range of complications.

In collaboration with our watchmaker, we offer the following services:

Watch Repairs

Watch Servicing

Watch Restoration

Case Refinishing

Case Repair and Complete Restoration


The Conclusion

This is a rare and highly collectable vintage watch from one of horology’s most famous names and will, if history is any judge, provide an excellent financial investment as well as a possession to treasure and enjoy. I will provide an insurance valuation in excess of my asking price. Please appreciate the difficulty of photographing this piece, it looks even better in real life. Subject to your location I’ll happily show the watch. I’m happy for this watch to be authenticated if required.

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