Vacheron Constantin 33201P "Tank" YG Onyx Dial with Extract from Archives

Item Number: VACHERON016

£12,075.74 GBP
- Specifications
Brand
Vacheron Constantin
Model
Rectangle
Reference
33201P
Year
1979
Serial
5xxxxxxxx
Movement
Manual Wind Cal.1003/1
Case
W23xH29mm
Material
18K Yellow Gold
Bracelet
Black Leather Strap
Bracelet Length
Approx 18cm
Includes
VC Signed Yellow Gold Deployant Buckle with Onyx, Extract from the Archives, VC cuff links with Onyx
Notes
The watch has been completely serviced by our watchmaker recently
Warranty
1-year Mechanical Warranty by us
Shipping
Global shipping via FedEx International Priority

*Due to Washington Convention, we cannot export Crocodile/Alligator leather overseas.

If you purchase from overseas, the strap will be replaced with a similar strap made of calf leather as an alternative.


-Description

Vacheron Constantin is a watch brand founded in 1755 in Geneva, Switzerland.

It is considered to be the oldest watch brand in the world that has continued uninterrupted since its inception.

Along with Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet, it is said to be one of the three most luxurious watch brands in the world.

In Japan, they are sometimes referred to as the 'brand above the clouds'.

This Ref 33201P is a dress watch with a rectangular case reminiscent of Cartier's Tank watch.

The case is made of 18K yellow gold and measures 23 mm in width and 29 mm in height, the same size as the Tank men's size.

The dial is a very rare, black onyx dial.

The deep jet-black colour of this natural stone is different from the gloss of lacquer or enamel, even though they are also black.

The design is minimal and elegant, with only the gold Vacheron Constantin print on the jet-black colour.

The movement is a manual wind Cal. 1003/1.

This classically designed movement has existed since 1955 and is ultra-thin, measuring just 21mm in diameter and 1.64mm in thickness.

The movement has a hallmark of Geneva, called "Geneva Seal".

A true benchmark of quality and a seal of inspection guaranteeing that the watch was manufactured in Geneva, the Hallmark of Geneva is a rigorous system that guarantees origin, craftsmanship, durability and watchmaking expertise.

Of the 20 million watches produced in Switzerland each year, only 0.1% (24,000) have the Hallmark of Geneva, making it one of the few watches to pass the extremely strict criteria.

The black onyx dial is unusual in itself, but this watch comes with Deployant buckle decorated with onyx, as is the dial, and  with a diamond at its centre, and cufflinks of the same design.

Also, it comes with an Extract from Archives.

[Payment Method]
1. Credit Card (Visa/Master/Amex)
2 Wire/Bank Transfer
*We have U.S bank account and European bank account. So you don't need to transfer internationaly.

[Delivery]
Shipped via FedEx International Priority.
Normally,Item will be shipped in 1-2 working days after payment received.

Tracking number will be provided, and insurance will cover if the item is damaged or missing in the shipping process.

[Custom Duty]
International buyer has a responsibility to pay import duties, taxes or charges. (ex VAT/GST)

We do not accept to declare lower value on shipping label or invoice.We will declare full value of them.

If you would like to know how much it will be, please check approximate cost below.
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These costs normally collected by courier when you pick up item or after your receive.

[Return]
We accept return in the case of shipping mistake or item defect in 14 days after your receive.

  1. Can I check the actual item at the store?
    -Yes, You can check it at the store.

  2. Can I ask reserve the watch?
    -No, we do not reserve a watch until payment completed because we also sell our products on online store.

  3. Can you adjust my bracelet? 
    -Yes,If you indicate your approximate arm circumference when you place an order, we will adjust it and send it to you.
    (*Riveted bracelets and Folded bracelets need to be adjusted by our watchmaker, so please allow a little time for this.)

  4. How long does it take for "delivery after service"?
    -Please allow approximately 1month to 1.5 months from the time of order.
    (*It may take a little longer depending on the schedule of the wacthmaker and the number of customers.)

  5. Is there a payment deadline? (Bank transfer)
    -If we cannot confirm your payment within 2 days of your order, we will cancel your order.

  6. Can I order by cash on delivery?
    -No, we do not accept cash on delivery.
  7. Do you accept installment payments or BNPL(Buy Now Pay Later)?
    -No, We do not support installment payments or BNPL.
  8. Do you ship internationally?
    -Yes, we ship via FedEx International Priority.
    (*Customs duties and import taxes are the responsibility of the customer, so please pay them upon or before receiving the package.)
About Service
Service(Overhaul) is the process of disassembling a mechanical product down to its component parts, cleaning, and reassembling it to bring it back to the state of performance when it was new.

The overhaul procedure is roughly explained as follows
Separate the case and movement.
Disassemble the movement
Inspect each part for wear and tear and perform a preliminary cleaning.
Cleaning by a special machine
Lubrication and assembly
6. Water-resistance inspection (water-resistance function guaranteed)
7. Adjustment and running test
This is the process of the watchmaking process.

Some movements consist of several hundred parts, which are disassembled piece by piece, inspected, cleaned, and reassembled in an extremely precise process.

Without overhaul, just like a car, the oil deteriorates and the risk of wear and tear on the parts increases, causing a loss of precision or, in serious cases, the inability to run.

We recommend an overhaul every two to three years to ensure economical and long-lasting use of your watch.


About new finishing (polishing)

Vintage watches have been used for decades, and even the stainless steel used in many watches has become rounded at the corners, or has many small scratches on the surface that should be beautiful with a mirror finish.

At Albitro, we believe that our watches should be purchased in beautiful condition and used for a long time, so we sell them with a new finish.

Especially for dress watches with gold cases, we finish them to bring out the best of the precious metal case.

The watches sold at Albitro that have been newly finished are photographed in very high resolution, so you can see the edges are sharp and the mirror finish reflects the light.

Some cases and bracelets have a mixture of mirror and hairline finishes, but not many craftsmen are able to distinguish between them and finish them at a high level.

The "thinning of the case" is another area that is highly dependent on the skill of the craftsman. A watch with skinny lugs is far from its original design, and its appearance is unbalanced.

It is a very meticulous process to reduce the thinness of the case as much as possible while eliminating scratches and dents to bring the watch closer to its original finish.

Of course, in some cases, it is better to leave the watch in its original condition as it is, as it is the history of the watch and the original condition is important.

We look at each watch individually and decide whether it is best to finish it before selling it.

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