Shutter Watches - Vacheron & Constantin's "Montre à Volets"

With my recent blog about automobile grille watches (link), I found it aesthetically appropriate to follow with the 1930 Vacheron & Constantin "Montre à Volets" shutter watches. Designed by Verger Frères, they feature concealed dials under hinged panels in 18k Art Deco cases. Recently auctioned in the range of $20,000 each.

“Jalousie", is the re-introduction of the shutter watch by Vacheron & Constantin in the 90's. A cabochon sapphire is used for the switch to open the shutters revealing the dial. Auction link

photos via Antiquorum

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