Vacheron Constantin 4218 star dial teardrop lugs Collectionneurs

Vacheron Constantin 4218 star dial teardrop lugs Collectionneurs

Model: star dial dress watch
Reference: 4218
Gender: Uni-sex
Year: 1950
Material: yellow gold
Dial Color: Silver
Dimensions: 36 mm
Watch Movement: manual
Bracelet/Strap: WRISTICONS leather strap
Box/Paper: Comes with Vacheron Constantin box , Extract of the Archive of Vacheron Constantin
Condition: Excellent

WRIST ICONS shows you another extremely rare Vacheron Constantin, reference 4218 restored by Vacheron Constantin in like new condition with a stunning star dial.

This is an extremely rare iconic model by Vacheron: the Vacheron Constantin with the famous teardrop lugs from 1950! This is a very distinguished, elegant men's watch in large size (diameter 35 mm). The thickness is 9.7 mm, including Plexiglas. The yellow gold has a warm colour. The watch has a champagne-coloured/silver two-tone dial that is original, and have been restored by Vacheron Constantin in 2021 since two of the hour markers had a non-original star hour marker.

The dial has an extremely fine, guilloche pattern. The second scale is subdivided into 1/5 seconds within two rings, which corresponds to the tick number of the timepiece (18,000). The yellow gold Arabic numerals are overlaid. Hour and minute hand are also made of 18 kt yellow gold. The central second hand is made of flame-blued steel. This version with central second hand is even more rare than the one with a small second hand at 6 o'clock. The substantial diameter for 1950 is emphasized by the very thin bezel. The watch, therefore, looks larger on the wrist.

This Vacheron in this mint condition is absolutely impossible to find. The watch is powered by the rare hand wound Vacheron P 454 5B calibre and functions perfectly. The watch runs particularly accurately. The low timepiece number 489109 must date this Vacheron back to 1950. Weight of the watch: 43 grams.



  • Stunningly beautiful and extremely rare large Vacheron Constantin 18k Yellow Gold wristwatch with a beautiful guilloche Dial.  The case, dial and movement are signed Vacheron Constantin, Genève. This watch has been completely restored by Vacheron Constantin in 2021 and comes with its service box and extract of the archive. Watch keeps excellent time and runs great.
  • CASE: the 35mm 18kt yellow golden circular case is in excellent condition. It has all the engravings. It has an thin bezel with a beautiful original crown, pressed and flat snap back case back, tear drop lugs soldered to the middle circular case. Number of the case: 314715
  • DIAL: Silvered tuxedo dial with outer guilloché ring, gold applied mirror polished square and star hour indices with Arabic numerals at 12 and 6 o'clock, inner minute track with baton shaped hands and centre seconds.
  • MOVEMENT: Caliber 12’’1/2 ~454, manual-winding, with 17 jewels. Monometallic balance adjusted to temperatures, antishock system, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring. Swiss lever escapement, hairspring with terminal curve, simple regulator, recessed escape-wheel. Rhodium-plated brass movement, “Côtes de Genève” decoration and circular graining. Movement  number: 489109


As with all of our pre-owned watches this watch comes with a full 12 month warranty with ourselves that will be invoked from the day of purchase. The watch will be sent registered and insured for the selling price. This watch is an icon of the oldest watch brand Vacheron Constantin!

Viewings can be arranged at our office by appointment.

  • Brand: Vacheron Constantin
  • Model: star dial dresswatch
  • Reference: 4218
  • Year: 1950
  • Movement No: 489109 signed Vacheron Constantin
  • Case: yellow gold The case back is engraved with the Vacheron Constantin hallmarks and of its casemaker and the case number « 314715 »
  • Dimensions: 35 mm wide  x 37.8 mm length, thickness 10.3 mm
  • Dial: silver dial with outer minute track featuring applied yellow gold mirror polished baton hour indices with Roman quarters, baton style hands with day/month windows at 12 o’clock, subsidiary seconds at 6 o’clock with central date hand and corresponding outer date register
  • Calibre: Vacheron Constantin caliber 454/5B a 12 1/2 lines movement, rhodium-plated, with cotes de Genève decoration, 17 jewels, lever escapement, annular beryllium balance, adjusted for heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, shock-absorber, free-sprung flat balance-spring and engine-turned gold rotor. The movement has also a hack feature to set time to the second.
  • Crystal: Sapphire crystal
  • Bracelet/Strap: WRISTICONS leather strap
  • Box/Papers: watch comes with Vacheron Constantin box, extract of the archives of Vacheron Constantin and a invoice from the recent restoration at Vacheron Constantin
  • Condition: excellent
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