1950s Vacheron Constantin Calatrava (Ref. 6456) 18k WG
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. Whether it's a simple dress watch or delving into the complexities of watchmaking, Vacheron Constantin never compromises tasteful design. The ref. 6456 is the epitome of a classic dress watch but doesn't feel boring, accomplishing everything it's supposed to and nothing its not. The slim 18k white gold case houses the robust cal. K1001/2 manual mind movement and fits perfectly underneath the cuff of a shirt, and white gold is a chosen favorite among collectors who prefer a low profile and precious metals.
|18k White Gold
|2pc Handmade Leather Strap
The 18k white gold case with straight angular lugs is very well preserved, showing only minor signs of use. The bezel is in overall clean shape with a nice vintage feel from some light signs of use. the case retains its original unsigned small winding crown. The case back cleanly displays the watch serial number and gold hallmark. The watch will come supplied with a 2pc handmade leather strap.
The silver sunburst dial with applied indexes is simple and elegant, and has taken on a nice vintage patina with some darkening to the dial between the 6 o'clock and 7 o'clock markers. The black enamel filled hour and minute hands and 6 o'clock sweep seconds hands remain original to the watch and in excellent condition.
None. The watch was recently serviced and is backed by a 1-year warranty on the timekeeping accuracy.