1959 Vacheron Constantin Calatrava (Ref. 6592) 18k YG
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. This couldn't be more true for the ref. 6592 Calatrava, where Vacheron Constantin seemingly took one the most uniform watch designs and tailored it into something unique onto itself. The ref. 6592 features a deep saucer style 18k yellow gold case to house the meticulous cal. K1071 automatic movement, tall blade-like thin lugs that give the watch proportion without adding width, and an elegant silver dial that boasts concentric brushing for an added depth to the dial.
It isn't every other watch movement that receives the Poincon de Geneve stamp (Seal of Geneva quality hallmark), so the Vacheron Constantin cal. K1071 is impressive, to say the least. The 29 jewel rhodium-plated movement is decorated in fausses-côtes, featuring a beryllium balance with timing screws, adjusted to five positions, isochronism, and to both heat and cold. Accompanied by a straight-line lever escapement, swan-neck micrometer regulator, Breguet balance spring, 18K yellow gold trimmed rotor with ruby bearings, and a shock-absorbing mechanism.
|Material||18k Yellow Gold|
|Strap||2pc Handmade Leather Strap|
The beautifully constructed 18k yellow gold case is in wonderful condition, showing very little signs of use. The bezel shows very little signs of use and retains a high polished sheen. The case retains its original unsigned gold crown. The watch will come supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.
The gorgeous concentrically brushed silver dial is a near-perfect example. The dial itself shows no blemishes or signs of aging. The gold markers and gold dauphine hands remain in excellent condition, like the dial.
None. The watch was recently serviced and is backed by a 1-year warranty on the timekeeping accuracy.