Information

  • Brand: Vacheron & Constantin
  • Year: 1950
  • Model: Chronograph
  • Reference: 4178
  • Calibre: 434
  • Movement: Manual
  • Material: 18ct yellow gold
  • Features/complications: Chronograph
  • Dial: Silvered dial with printed outer Telemetric scale register, outer minute track with strokes to 1/5th of a second featuring applied mirror polished hour indices with subsidiary seconds at 9 o’clock, 45 minute register at 3 o’clock with gold baton hour and minute hands and blued central chronograph hands
  • Case dimensions: 33mm 
  • Bracelet/strap: Leather strap
  • Accessories: N/A
  • SKU: 3162

Essay

    Launched in 1940 and in production until 1964, Vacheron Constantin's reference 4178 is the model Vacheronistas immediately designate as an icon and the chronograph most associated with Vacheron Constantin.
    Immediately recognizable thanks to its gorgeous and inimitable teardrop lugs, the 4178 is also considered one of the most beautiful chronograph watches ever made due to its balanced proportions and near-perfect symmetry.

    During its production, the reference 4178 housed two different chronograph caliber's V492 and V434