Vacheron Constantin Jalousie, 18k Red Gold
In tribute to the uninterrupted creativity displayed by Vacheron Constantin since 1755, the Collection ”Les Historiques” provides contemporary reinterpretations of iconic models from the heritage of the Maison. These legendary creations are revived through Fine Watchmaking models blending rigorous technical sophistication with daring aesthetics.
One of those stunning creations is this Vacheron Constantin Jalousie, seen here executed in 18k red gold and worn on a black VC crocodile leather strap which closes around your wrist using the gorgeous, 18k red gold Amalfi cross, butterfly clasp. The model name Jalousie refers to the red gold shutters covering the sapphire crystal. Once the mechanical gold button, set wit a natural blue sapphire gemstone, in pushed to the right, the shutters will magically open up, reveling the beautiful silvered dial with red gold details and hand-blued, leaf hands. The Jalousie watch was only manufactured for one year (1997) and it is said that in that year no more then only a few dozen pieces per precious metal were manufactured by Vacheron – This explains why this exact Vacheron Constantin Jalousie in 18k red gold isn’t for sale anywhere else in the world right now – Just finding one on the continent of Europe will be a painstaking task.
This watch truly is a piece of art which excites and fascinates collectors of rare pieces, as well as lovers of exceptional (vintage) watches. Aforementioned Vacheron Constantin remains in a very good and scarcely worn condition. The mechanical, hand wound movement was fully serviced and the watch will be sold with our 24 month warranty.
reference: 91002 Collection ”Les Historiques”
case number: 682XXX
year of production: 1997
case diameter: 26mm x 41mm
movement: mechanical, hand wound, VC 1017
box and papers: accompanied by Extract from the Vacheron Constantin Archives