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Vacheron Constantin to lead Antiquorum sale

March 12, 2014

This Vacheron Constantin Ref. 4261 is “exceptionally rare and highly sought-after,” Antiquorum said, and is the highlight of its March 16 sale in Geneva.

Click through this slideshow to see five timepieces that are part of Antiquorum’s March 16 auction of Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces in Geneva.

Geneva--A rare Vacheron Constantin Ref. 4261 with a two-tone silver dial is expected to sell for as much as $204,700 at Antiquorum’s March 16 sale at the Mandarin Oriental in Geneva.

Produced in 1945 and consigned by the family of the original owner, the minute-repeater “is among the finest of the legendary reference 4261s to be offered at auction,” Antiquorum said.

No more than 10 examples of this model, which has a 13-inch caliber movement without subsidiary seconds, exist.

The March auction, a continuation of Antiquorum’s year-long celebration of its 40th anniversary, will also offer never-before-seen and exceptionally rare timepieces. Lots from Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet and Rolex are part of the sale.

A full catalog for the auction can be found on the Antiquorum website.