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Vacheron Constantin automatic

Jack S. Kilby of Texas Instruments (US) supervises the development of the first integrated circuit.

1959 Vacheron Constantin automatic ref. 6073 cal. P1019/2 36mm. water-proof screw-back case.

Unique lapidated lugs (that together create a Maltese Cross, the logo of Vacheron Constantin) give this watch a classic look.

Vacheron Constantin was founded in 1755 and quickly established a reputation for producing timepieces of the highest grade. Vacheron’s reputation extended to the Royal Courts of Europe, where their creations impressed even the Court Timekeeper and Royal Watchmakers.

One of the greatest names in Swiss watchmaking, Vacheron & Constantin along with Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet, make up the classic Trinity of 20th century Swiss watch brands. Vacheron & Constantin was the first company to standardize watch movements into calibers.

Vacheron Constantin recently indicated that they had made the world’s most complicated mechanical watch, the 57260. It took three watchmakers eight years to build the 57-function marvel at the request of a client. This item is priced between $8M and $20M.