Vacheron Constantin 7813 YG Rectangle

Summary

Introducing Vacheron Constantin's vintage watch Ref.7813.

This watch is a dress watch with a rectangular case, which is very rare for a Vacheron watch.

Manufactured in the 1970s and sold as a men's line of this era.

Let's take a look at the features part by part.

Case

The case is made of 18K yellow gold.

Although it is a rectangular case, it is not linear, but is slightly rounded and has a tonneau-like design.

The front side is polished, but different finishes are used on the sides, including a hairline finish.

A hallmark that is proof of 18K gold is on the crown side of the case.

The crown has a Maltese cross design, which is also a symbol of the brand.

The large side of the back cover has a hairline finish, and the diagonally cut side has a polished finish.

It is a case design that took a lot of time and effort. 



When viewed from the side, the case is slightly curved rather than flat, which is different from watches with a tank-like design.

In addition, the raised windshield that is typical of this vintage is also a point.

Size

* Model arm circumference approx. 16.5cm

The

case size is 25mm wide and 33.5mm long including the lugs.

It's slightly larger than the Tank Louis Cartier (Tank LC), but when you wear it, you can't really tell the difference.

Tank Louis Cartier LM (Reference)

It doesn't look too thick when viewed from the side.

The size is not too big for women, so I think you can wear it comfortably.

Dial

The dial is an ivory dial in the same color as the case. You could call it a champagne dial.

If you look closely, it has a matte finish with sandblasting (satin finish).

The needle is a very simple baton hand, and the index is a printed Roman numeral index.

There are mainly two types of dress watches: bar indexes and Roman indexes, but Roman numerals give a stylish impression.

Vacheron Constantin and Geneve are also written in a different font from today, highlighting the vintage and antique look.

Movement

The movement equipped with

is manual winding Cal.K1014.

Based on Jaeger Lecoultre's Caliber 818, developed in 1959 and supplied exclusively to Vacheron Constantin and Audemars Piguet.

It was adjusted and tuned up by both companies, and was used as Cal.K1014 for Vacheron Constantin and as Cal.K2001/1A for Audemars Piguet
.

Conclusion

The subdued vintage-like gold gives a casual impression without being too glossy.

This watch features a stylish watch with Roman indexes in a curved rectangular case.

If you're looking for a square dress watch, or if you're looking for an unusual Vacheron Constantin watch, this is the one for you.

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Vacheron Constantin 7813 YG Rectangle