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Vacheron Constantin, Ref 6456 Cal K1001 Ultra-Thin and Elegant, Manual Wind Circa 1960s

Vacheron Constantin, Ref 6456 Cal K1001 Ultra-Thin and Elegant, Manual Wind Circa 1960s

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This is a rare ultra-thin Vacheron Constantin manual winding dress watch made in yellow gold.  The watch features a brilliant silver dial with a radiant brushed finish. The dial is accented with a gold inner ring chapter that compliments beautifully the simple stick markers. A thin black compass-like cross hatch completes the distinctly 60s look of this watch.

The watch is 34mm in diameter and only 6.6 mm in total width. The design is pure 60s: whereas the 1950s cases were beefy, and the 1970s designs were flamboyant, the 1960s were a period of simple elegance – think of the Beatles slim cut suits and skinny ties.

Two famous calibers in five bridges, the sub-seconds K1001 and the center-seconds K1002 formed the basis of Vacheron & Constantin’s reputation in the 1950s and 60s. These incredibly elegant movements were matched only by the 12 ligne hand-winds of Patek Philippe, and experts classify the 1001/2 to be among the very finest indirect center-seconds hand-winds ever produced.

The K1001 movement features elegant curve and sweep of five bridges, a free-sprung Gyromax balance, full Côtes de Genève finishing, adjustments, and the Geneva hallmark.

This 34mm watch is pristine and original inside and out. The case appears unpolished, and the dial is original with a brushed sunburst finish. Just a very discreet, beautiful, and classic dress watch.

Movement, Case and Dial are all signed and in beautiful original condition.

Technical Information

 Movement:       Manual Caliber K1001

Jewels: 18 Jewels

Frequency: 18,000 VpH

Power Reserve: 48 hrs

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