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4299 31 mm Yellow Gold

Les Collectionneurs Teardrop

4299

Produced in 1950, this elegant watch in 18K yellow gold, model 4299 houses a silver "Clou de Paris" guilloché dial. The slim case, at just 8 mm thick, features a gray circular-grained minute counter, and small snailed seconds counter. Its beautiful half-drop horns welded to the case became a signature of the Maison from the 30s onwards.

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Size
31 mm
Thickness
8 mm
Movement
Manual
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4299 31 mm Yellow Gold
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Watch

Weight
38 grams
Year of production
1950
Year of sale
1950
Special features
Drop-shaped lugs and clou de Paris guilloché dial
Origin
Swiss made

Case

Material
Yellow Gold
Size
31 mm
Thickness
8 mm

Bracelet

Material of the bracelets
Calf
Size
17/14

Buckle

Type
Ardillon
Material
Yellow Gold

Dial

Indexes type and material
Yellow gold triangular indexes
Reference
458/3B
Energy
Manual
Thickness
mm

About this watch

This watch bears the distinctive hallmarks of Vacheron Constantin timepieces produced in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Measuring 31 mm in diameter, perfectly standard at that time, it comes in a yellow gold case with a slim bezel and a refined dial. Vacheron Constantin opted for a delicate Clou de Paris guilloché pattern on this model, which is interrupted only by the small snailed seconds counter and by the simple appliqué hour markers surrounded by a discreet minute counter.

The discreet circular-grained ball crown complements the unusual round shape of the half-drop horns welded to the case middle. First introduced by Vacheron Constantin at the end of the 1930s, this horn shape became a Vacheron Constantin signature and was featured on many of the Manufacture's creations during the decade that followed. The slim case, at just 8 mm thick, with a large-bevel back for improved comfort when worn on the wrist, adds to the piece's overall harmony.

This unique design, which is so dear to Vacheron Constantin, speaks only of elegance.


About the caliber

The hand-wound Caliber 458 boasts a chronometric precision regulator with a thermoregulated beryllium screw balance and a regulator that allows for fine adjustment using an eccentric pin. The large bridge covering the barrel adds to the sturdiness of this instantly recognizable caliber. This timepiece is an example of post-war watchmaking, reliable and precise, but also beginning to show the first signs of aesthetic freedom.

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". 

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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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