Meet New Vacheron Constantin 1972 Prestige Watch

Feb 26, 2013
Vacheron Constantinís iconic 1972 collection welcomes a newcomer Ė the 1972 Prestige watch. The menís model demonstrates the balanced asymmetry strictly following the proportions of the golden section. For example, the dimension of the longest case side, divided by the sapphire crystal length on the opposite side, equals 1.618 Ė the famous golden section, the principles of which were used in the creation of the greatest successes in the field of art and architecture.

The case of the novelty is sculptured in polished white gold, accommodating a precious ultra-thin mechanical hand-wound movement.

The same as the historic model, the new Vacheron Constantin watch stands out by its elegance and harmonious proportions. The 1972 Prestige features a cambered profile matching the arched dial and sapphire crystal. The grey satin-finished sunburst dial is embellished with subtle chevron motifs. The time is indicated by two 18K pink gold dauphine hands.

The heart of the watch is Vacheron Constantinís Calibre 1003. Introduced in 1955, the legendary caliber represents the thinnest mechanical hand-wound movement on the market. It is highly appreciated in the world of exclusive watchmaking as one of the most beautiful and complicated ultra-thin movements. The mechanism is just 1.64 mm thick. It is constructed from 117 parts and operating at a frequency of 18,000 vibrations per hour. It gives an advantage of a 30-hour power reserve.

The finishing of the movement has become even more sophisticated if compared to its versions belonging to the early days. Its components are embellished with the Côtes de Genève motif, circular grained and beveled. Now, its bridges and plate are crafted from 18K gold.

The case, 30-meter water-resistant, is presented on a brown alligator leather strap.

The new Vacheron Constantin 1972 Prestige watch bears the highly-prestigious Poinçon de Genève (Hallmark of Geneva).

The new timepiece is available in another version created in contrasting shades of black and white. Limited to just 40 pieces, it is devoted to the opening of the brandís new Paris shop at 2 Rue de la Paix. It demonstrates a shining silvered dial and the case coupled with a glossy black strap.

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