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    Vacheron & Constantin Men's Platinum, White Gold "Gerard Mercator 1594 - 1994" Leather Strap Wristwatch, circa 1994

    Case: 36 mm, platinum, arched lugs, stepped bezel, sapphire crystal caseback, signed Vacheron Constantin, no. 43050 684430, PT 950
    Dial: 22k white gold featuring a champleve enameled map illustrating the continents of Europe, Africa, Asia and a portion of Australia, by Belgian artists Lucie and Jean Genbrugge, white gold sextant hands rotate from the top of the dial indicating hours and minutes on linear hour and minute bars at the base of the dial, signed Vacheron Constantin Geneve
    Movement: 28 mm, signed Vacheron & Constantin Geneve, automatic, 36 jewels, adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and five positions, having yellow gold trimmed rotor no. 21C, engraved 1594 Gerard Mercator - 1994
    Bracelet: watch is accompanied by a black leather strap stamped Vacheron Constantin Geneve, completed by an 18k white gold deployant clasp in the shape of the Vacheron & Constantin Maltese Cross logo
    Signed: case, dial, movement and strap signed Vacheron Constantin


    Condition Report*: Type: Vacheron & Constantin Gerard Mercator Men's Wristwatch
    Signed: Vacheron & Constantin
    Model: Gerard Mercator 1594 - 1994
    Dial: 22k white gold & enamel
    Hands: Sextant
    Metal: platinum case, 22k white gold dial, high karat gold trimmed rotor, 18k white gold clasp
    Gram Weight: 80.90 gr.
    Case #: 43050 684430
    Watch Movement: 56752
    Case Length: 40 mm
    Case Width: 36 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Band: black leather strap stamped Vacheron & Constantin with 18k white gold deployant clasp having Vacheron & Constantin logo; overall length 9-5/8 inches (24.50 cm)
    Circa: 1994
    Condition: Working, excellent
    Stones: none
    Notes: The dials of the "Mercator" watches illustrate maps by 16th century cartographer and humanist Gerardus Mercator. The "Mercator" watch was introduced in 1994 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the cartographer's death.
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    Auction Dates
    December, 2007
    3rd Monday
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