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    Vacheron & Constantin Extraordinarily Rare 18k Gold Berlin "Public Safety" Presentation Watch
    Case: 18k yellow gold, three body, 36 mm wide sloped bezel, down turned curved lugs, back is engraved "Public Safety, Berlin Germany 1947-1950, Jubile"
    Dial: matte silver, applied gold Arabic numerals and indexes, sub seconds, black minute marks, gold baton hands
    Movement: P453/3C, No. 484825, rhodium finish, 17 jewels, manual wind, adjusted to temperatures, monometallic balance with shock absorber and swan's neck regulator
    Band: crocodile, plated buckle
    Signed: triple signed Vacheron & Constantin

    Note: The "Public Safety" branch was part of the Army's civil administration division which controlled their occupied zone/sector of Berlin in the 1945-1950 period.




    Condition Report*: Type: Vacheron & Constantin Extraordinarily Rare 18k Gold Berlin "Public Safety" Presentation Watch
    Dial: matte silver, gold numerals and indexes
    Hands; gold baton hands
    Metal: 18k yellow gold
    Case No: 316787
    Case Info: three body, snap on back
    Case Width: 36 mm
    Crystal: acrylic
    Watch Movement: P453/3C, No. 484825, rhodium finish, 17 jewels, manual wind, adjusted to temperatures, monometallic balance with shock absorber and swan's neck regulator
    Band: crocodile strap, plated buckle
    Circa: 1948
    Condition: movement is good and running, case is good, dial good with light patina, two tiny scratches near 11 o'clock
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2016
    26th Thursday
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