Vacheron Constantin

1940s Vacheron Constantin Calatrava Cal. 453 18K Rose Gold

 1976 Vacheron Constantin Royal Chronometre (Ref. 2215) W/ Extract From The Archives 

Vacheron Constantin has never contained itself to being a single type of watchmaker. Since their creation in 1755, the Swiss watchmaking house has set out to push the horological boundaries. The cal. 453 was a staple base caliber that powered a large number of interesting VC's through the 40s, 50s, and even into the 1960s due to its impressive reliability and timekeeping capabilities. The cal. 453 features the sweep-seconds hand at the 6 o'clock, which adds a charming representation of the watches era.

Stock # VC453C
Brand Vacheron Constantin 
Style Calatrava
Model Cal. 453
Serial 45XXX/29XXX
Size Men's
Material 18k Rose Gold
Dial Rose Champagne
Millimeters 34mm
Strap 2pc Handmade Leather Strap


The 18k rose gold case appears to have been lightly polished in the past and retains even in presence full lugs with little signs of use. The case retains its original rose gold unsigned crown. The case back shows light signs of use. The watch will come on a 2 pc leather handmade strap. 


The rose champagne dial has a wonderful vintage aesthetic, showing some marks and light signs of wear. The applied markers remain in excellent condition with light oxidation. The original rose gold hands remain original and in excellent condition.


None. Watch is functioning and keeping time perfectly, previous service history is unknown.