- A. Lange & Söhne1
- Audemars Piguet2
- F.P. Journe1
- Franck Muller0
- Jacques Monnat1
- Jaeger Le Coultre5
- Patek Philippe6
- Record Genéve1
- Universal Genève4
- Vacheron Constantin6
Vacheron Constantin ref.4178 is undoubtedly the most well-known and sought-after chronograph from the Maison, with a production lifespan of 24 years, from 1940 to 1964.
The feature that have brought this watch popularity until today is its iconic, gorgeous and charming teardrop lugs.
Furthermore collectors often refer to it as one of the most beautiful chronograph ever made due to its sizes and near-perfect symmetry.
Over the years the reference 4178 housed two different calibers: the early V492 and the later V434.
It’s believed that the V492 caliber is housed in just around 100 early pink gold specimens, making watches belonging to this batch so rare and difficult to find.
The present watch is a rare pink gold 4178 featuring the rare V492 caliber, pink gold matching bracelet, original box and papers of the time.
Case: 36mm pink gold (n° 34x.xxx)
Bracelet: Pink gold bracelet
Movement: Manual, cal. 13'''V492, 19 jewels
Movement no: 46x.xxx
Year: ca. 1950
Documents: Original papers
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