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Vacheron Constantin ref.4591 – A Stylish Beauty From The 1950s

A few weeks prior, when I was visiting my companion Gerard over at , he showed me this inconceivable magnificence of the 1950s, a Vacheron Constantin ref.4591. It helped me to remember scenes from The Godfather when the Corleones spend time with in a Las Vegas club. By one way or another, 1950 watches do that to me, I may be the only one though.

So, what it so extraordinary about this watch? The primary concern is the state of the gem, which is very hard to photo I expect. In any case, as you can see on the image above, there is a little ‘folding’ line from 3 o’clock to 9 o’clock. Despite the fact that it is a generally little watch (25mm wide, 8.5mm thick and a length of 38.5mm, including the drags), it won’t look terrible on most men’s wrists at all since watches of that period were in every case little. Authorities of these sort of watches likely don’t care if it will look great on their wrist. The crown of this watch is unsigned, yet in any case unique. Having your brand’s logos wherever on the watch was inappropriate in those days.

There have just been a couple of these looks available to be purchased up for sale locales, for example, , and the last one was in 2005. The last ref.4591 Antiquorum sold in 2005, has been available to be purchased on James List as of late ( ) however it doesn’t appear to have this specific formed crystal.

The hand wound Vacheron Constantin development type 435/3C is tonneau formed and fits entirely in the 18 carat gold case.

is asking 5950 EU for this exemplary dress watch.