4218'Jumbo', confirmed by the Vacheron boutique in Beverly Hills to have been manufactured in 1943. Solid 18K yellow gold two-body pressed case with teardrop lugs. Powered by a manually-wound Vacheron cal. 12'''1/2 - 454/2C movement. Silvered two-tone dial, with six Roman numerals and six cabochon indices, all in yellow gold.
Baton hands also in yellow gold. Comes on a period-correct textured leather strap, made in USA by Gemex.
Case measures 35.5 x 43 mm. Thickness is 9.5 mm.The dial shows some signs of age. The crystal has a few scratch marks that can probably be polished out. The case has likely received a light polish in the past, but the lugs are still thick and full with good edges. The movement has not been recently serviced, but it was calibrated by my watchmaker and is keeping good time at present.
The caseback has been bevel engraved by hand for the original owner, Mr. If you have any questions, or would like to see any additional shots of the watch, please feel free to send along a message. The item "1943 VACHERON CONSTANTIN'Jumbo' ref. 4218 Teardrop Lugs 18K Yellow Gold Vtg" is in sale since Friday, June 7, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Wristwatches".The seller is "wellworn" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.