By Michelle Graff
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.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.

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