Les Collectionneurs MERCATOR

43050 36 mm Platinum

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Vacheron Constantin Les Collectionneurs - 43050 Front
Geneva Seal
Size : 36 mm
Thickness : 8.5 mm
Movement : Automatic

This beautiful "Mercator" watch with bi-retrograde display, was produced in 1995. Boasting a 36 mm case in 950 platinum with straight tiered horns, this watch displays a map of the Americas. The gold dial was hand engraved before being enameled by the craftsmen Jean and Lucie Genbrugge, whose signature appears at 4 o'clock.

Watches Specifications


  • 1120
  • Automatic
  • mm
  • Retrograde
  • Hallmark Of Geneva


  • 36 mm
  • 8.5 mm


  • 84 grams
  • 1995
  • 1996
  • Hand engraved dial with map of America
  • Swiss made


  • Calf
  • 19/16
  • Deployant
  • White Gold

About this watch

1994 marked the 400th anniversary of the death of the Flemish mathematician and geographer Gerhard Mercator (1512-1594), inventor of map projections similar to ones used to this day. Vacheron Constantin opted to commemorate this by issuing a series of watches dedicated to the Flemish scientist. 

About the caliber

Directly inspired by the double retrograde hands of the "Bras-en-l'Air" models, for which the Maison's wristwatches were renowned during the 1930s. The extra-flat self-winding Caliber 1120 powers this bi-retrograde hours and minutes display with hands in the shape of a compass arm. One of the thinnest ever produced, this reference movement is stamped with the Hallmark of Geneva, a guarantee of the highest standards of craftsmanship.

A trusted link with your timepiece

Each timepiece from this exclusive offer comes with a Digital Passport that provides trust and transparency thanks to key information such as the timepiece's Serial Number and History, information which will be updated throughout the watch's lifetime. A certificate of authenticity and a two-year warranty will aslo be available. 

A link between the past and the present

Enthusiasts and connoisseurs are now able to fulfill their ultimate goal of possessing one of these rare, vintage watches. Carefully selected by the Heritage Department and restored according to the rules of the art within the Manufacture, these Vacheron Constantin timepieces dating from the 20th century are now part of the collection "Les Collectionneurs". 


The preservation of rare watches

Perpetuating the beat of an age-old movement, ensuring the sustainability of a watch passed on from generation to generation, this is what gives meaning to the long and meticulous work of our Master Craftsmen. Every restoration is a special case and sometimes requires forgotten expertise... Consequently, the result goes well beyond all expectations. 

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