18ct rose gold, reference 4538 wristwatch. Circa 1953
18ct rose gold, reference 4538 wristwatch. Circa 1953
18ct rose gold, reference 4538 wristwatch. Circa 1953
18ct rose gold, reference 4538 wristwatch. Circa 1953
18ct rose gold, reference 4538 wristwatch. Circa 1953
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  • Load image into Gallery viewer, 18ct rose gold, reference 4538 wristwatch. Circa 1953
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, 18ct rose gold, reference 4538 wristwatch. Circa 1953
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, 18ct rose gold, reference 4538 wristwatch. Circa 1953
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, 18ct rose gold, reference 4538 wristwatch. Circa 1953

18ct rose gold, reference 4538 wristwatch. Circa 1953

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Vacheron & Constantin
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  • Brand: Vacheron & Constantin
  • Circa: 1953
  • Model: Oversize
  • Reference: 4538
  • Calibre: 454/5B
  • Movement:  Manual
  • Material: 18ct rose gold
  • Features/complications: Oversized case, flared lugs and engine turned dial
  • Dial: Engine turned dial with with outer minute track featuring gold mirror polished baton hour indices with Arabic quarters with gold baton shaped hands and centre seconds
  • Case dimensions: 38mm
  • Bracelet/strap: Leather strap
  • Accessories: N/A
  • SKU: 1839

Essay: Vacheron and Constantin introduced the, reference 4538 in 1951 and featured an oversized case with flared lugs and applied baton hour indices with Arabic quarters. 

The reference 4538 was considered large for its time because men’s watches were usually smaller with a case diameter of between 33 - 35mm