This is a 1945 Vacheron Constantin 45mm reference number 4348 ultra rare all aluminum pocket watch, presented in 1950. An experiment in metals, this watch is composed case, Breguet hands and numbers, dial, and movement plates, entirely from aluminum. Only essential parts made from traditional materials, like the balance wheel, train, escapment, etc. Even the crown and bow are made from aluminum. One like it was given as a gift to the Prime Minister of the Philippines in early 1950s and sold at Antiquorum. Average price is about 8K U.S.D. Movement is 17J. Only 271 examples were produced between 1945 and 1950, making this a truly rare watch in a culture where this word is over-used on a daily basis.
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