Vacheron Constantin Phidias
Why We Love it
Why We Love it–
The Holy Trinity of watch brands: Rolex, Patek Philippe, and Vacheron Constantin.
Generally less understood than either of its respected compatriots, Vacheron Constantin has a legacy of producing some of the very finest high horology complications in history — and some of the loveliest.
Sports watches came later to VC, as pressure from the new ‘Luxury Sports Watch’ category introduced in the early 1970s forced the storied brand to evolve — but historically, classically styled dress pieces is where Vacheron cut their teeth.
This particular ladies’ dress watch is from the Phidias range, a collection released in 1989 that took its name from that of the famed Greek sculptures of classical antiquity, renowned for his work that graced the Parthenon. Housed in a 24mm 18K yellow gold case with a sapphire crystal and a signed crown, it features a white linen ‘sigma’ dial with applied yellow gold indices and a matching yellow gold handset.
Elegant and restrained with its 18K yellow gold integrated bracelet hidden deployant clasp, this quartz-powered beauty from the 1990s is a value-packed sleeper hit, stemming as it does from one of the world’s best watchmakers.
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This expertise carried them through the 19th century, earning gold medals at National Exhibitions and blazing trails in the area of anti-magnetic timepieces. The 20th century saw further achievements, such as the opening of its boutique on the Quai de L’Ile in Geneva, where it still resides today. Even through the Depression and the Second World War, when many watch companies were forced to band together with competitors or else face closure, the manufacture continued to thrive—as it does to this day.
Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.
Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.
We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.
Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.
Shipping & Returns
Shipping & Returns+
All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.
Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.
We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.
Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.
We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.
Vacheron Constantin Phidias