Make: Vacheron Constantin
Model: Gents Tonneau
Movement: 435/3C Manual wind
Strap material: Leather
The oldest watch brand in the world, in continuous operation since its foundation in 1755, Vacheron Constantin was the first watch company to manufacture movements with interchangeable parts as early as 1839 which was a major step forward. Vacheron watches are admired for their Latin-influenced cases, well-balanced proportions and exquisitely ( manually ) finished movements of the highest quality which are recognised over the world as some of the finest.
The Geneva manufacture is known for its highly complicated masterpieces,Vacheron Constantin, unlike most other watch manufacturers is fortunate to be able to attest to the true exclusivity of each watch. From the 1940s to the late 1960s, they never produced more than 24 of each reference per configuration which is why you will struggle to see any 2 similar watches.
THE REF 4591
Launched in 1949, the reference 4591 embodies the voluptuous curves and futuristic shapes that defined post World War II design. After the austerity of the war, everyone embraced new lines that showcased materials that had previously been in short supply — a trend that Vacheron Constantin seized upon with this unique case silhouette. Its tapered sides and faceted glass were not only a bold aesthetic choice, but technically rigorous to execute. The case’s dynamism is tempered with a discreet dial, featuring a matte finish, slender yellow gold indexes, and a small seconds sub-dial.
Dial: silvered, small seconds
Calibre: cal. 435/3C manual wind, 17 jewels
Movement number: 485858
Case: 18k yellow gold, snap-on back
Case number: 356651
Dimensions: 37.5mm length x 23mm width
Signed: case, dial and movement
The watch has just completed a full service and is fitted with a new Italian leather strap. The watch will be supplied with the extract from the archives supplied by Vacheron Constantin dated 10th Feb 2023 , our own warranty and certificate of authenticity.
Viewing is available in central London by appointment and with all of our watches PX is always welcome
Please check the link below for a very interesting article on the watch.
The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.