Vacheron Constantin Chronometre Royal 6694 WG "Batman"
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Chronomètre Royal (Chronometer Royal)
18K White Gold
Black Leather Strap
Genuine Signed White Gold Buckle by AW
The watch has been completely serviced by our watchmaker recently
1-year Mechanical Warranty by us
Global shipping via FedEx International Priority
Vacheron Constantin is a watch brand founded in Geneva, Switzerland in 1755. 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.
Ref.6694 is a 1960s automatic dress watch with a calendar, the Chronometre Royal.
The Chronometer Royal originated as a pocket watch that was introduced in 1907, and as the name chronometer suggests, it was a model that pursued accuracy.
The following year, in 1908, the trademark was registered as "Chronomètre Royal" and it was sold primarily in the South American market. It is said that it was given the name "Royal" because it was aimed at wealthy people.
It was later launched as a hand-wound wristwatch in the 1950s, and in the 1960s it was redesigned and marketed as an automatic watch.
Both of these watches passed the chronometer standard and boast the highest class of precision.
Referece 6694 was released in 1962 and is equipped with Vacheron Constantin's first chronometer-certified automatic movement Cal.K1072.
The most notable feature is the case design with distinctive wing-like lugs. It is very popular among collectors, partly because of its radical design, which is a departure from the round cases of the past.
The name 'Batman' was given to this watch on the Vacheron Constantin forum The Hour Lounge, which once existed, because the lugs are shaped like Batman's ears, and the name has become firmly established among collectors.
The case size is 35mm. Coupled with the design of the lugs, it has a slightly more voluminous feel than the numerical value.
The case is made of 18K white gold. The bezel has a polished finish, and the lugs have a hairline finish that follows the case. The sides are finished in the opposite combination, showing the delicacy of the finishing.
Another point is that the case back is engraved with the words Chronometre Royal and the Maltese cross.
The dial is a silver dial with a sunray finish. Due to aging, it has become a nice ivory color, giving it the feel of 60 years. A diamond is set in the middle of the Maltese cross, which stands out as an accent among the simple bar hands and indexes.
The movement is equipped with automatic winding Cal.K1072. This Jaeger-LeCoultre movement was supplied exclusively to Vacheron Constantin and Audemars Piguet (as Cal.K2072).
Features such as the guilloché-engraved 18k gold rotor and ruby rollers on the rotor supports can be seen.
This movement is not only artistic, but also highly reliable in terms of operation as it has obtained the Geneva Seal, which is stricter than chronometer standards.
[About Leather Strap]
Due to Washington Convention, we cannot export Crocodile/Alligator/Lizard leather overseas.We will replace the strap with a similar strap made of calf leather as an alternative.
Or we will send the watch without strap if we don't have stocks of them.
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1.Can I reserve it?
-Since it is also sold on the website, it cannot be reserved.
2.Can you adjust the bracelet?
-If you fill in the approximate arm circumference when ordering, we will send it after adjustment.
(*Riveted bracelets and folded link bracelets require some time to be adjusted by a repair craftsman.)
3. How long does it take for "delivery after complete service?
-Please consider it to be about 1 month from the date of your order.
(*It may take a little longer depending on the schedule of our watchmaker and the degree of congestion.)
4.Is there a payment deadline? (Bank transfer)
-If we cannot confirm the payment within 2 days after placing the order, the order will be canceled.
5.Can I order by cash on delivery?
- Due to the nature of the product, we do not accept it.
Our stance is that "customers can use good products with peace of mind for a long time."
In order to achieve this, the presence of a skilled repair craftsman is essential.
How well the work is done depends largely on the thoughts of the craftsman.
The watchmakers who Arbitro asks are craftsmen who do not cut corners in such areas, so we ask them to carry out the repair work with peace of mind.
About Complete Service
Complete service, sometime called overhaul is the work of disassembling a mechanical product down to its individual parts, cleaning and reassembling it to bring it closer to its new state of performance.
Roughly speaking, the overhaul procedure is as follows.
1. Separate into case and movement
2. Disassemble the movement
3. Inspection and pre-cleaning of wear condition of each part
4. Wash parts with a special machine
5. Lubrication and assembly
6. Waterproof test
7. Final adjustment and running test.
Some movements are made up of hundreds of parts, but it is a very meticulous process of disassembling them one by one, inspecting them all, cleaning them, and reassembling them.
If you don't overhaul, the oil will deteriorate just like a car, and the risk of wear and damage to parts increases, causing a decrease in accuracy and, in severe cases, not working.
There is also the reason that it will be very expensive to replace parts after they are found to be damaged, so we recommend overhauling once every 2-3 years for economical and long-term use.
Vintage watches have been used for decades, and even the stainless steel used in many watches has rounded corners that were originally sharp, and has many small scratches even though the mirror finish should be beautiful. state.
At Arbitro, some watches are sold with a new finish, based on the idea that you can purchase them in beautiful condition and use them for a long time.
In particular, gold-cased dress watches are finished to bring out the best of the precious metal case.
The watches sold by us that have been given a new finish are shot in very high definition, so you can see that the edges stand out and the light is reflected by the mirror finish.
Also, depending on the case or bracelet, there are cases where multiple finishes such as mirror finish and hairline finish are mixed, but there are not many craftsmen who can distinguish between them and finish them at a high level.
In addition, the “thinness of the case” is also a part that is greatly influenced by the skill of the craftsman.
A watch that has become thinner and has thinner lugs is far from its original design, and the appearance becomes unbalanced.
It is a very precise work that brings the case closer to the original finish by eliminating scratches and dents while reducing the thickness of the case to the utmost limit.
Of course, there are cases where it is better to use the watch as it is, in order to emphasize the history of the watch and its original condition.
We look at each watch and judge whether it is best to finish it before selling it.