Vacheron Constantin Packard Grande Complication Pocket Watch - Highlight of Christie's Auction

Sep 02, 2011
The special Christie's auction, held last June, welcomed a number of timekeepers, owned by James Ward Packard. The cherry in the range was the Vacheron Constantin Packard Grande Complication Pocket watch, manufactured in 1918.

The Vacheron Constantin watch boasted a hand-chiseled 20k gold case with J.W. Packard's insignia on its reverse side. At the heart of the model was placed a reliable movement with grande complication.

The caliber animated central hours and minutes, small seconds at 6 oclock, a 30-minute chronograph at 12 oclock, a central chronograph seconds hand, a minute repeater as well as grande and petite sonnerie. All the functions were featured on a white dial, equipped with black Roman numerals.

The price of the Vacheron Constantin Packard Grande Complication Pocket watch was expected to go up to $500,000. It reached, however, almost $1.8 million. Acquired by Vacheron Constantin, the bidding timepiece was added to the brands collection of historical pieces.

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