2009 "Watch of the Year" Prize Goes to Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921

Nov 04, 2009
The Historiques American 1921 watch, created by the highly prestigious Swiss watchmaker Vacheron Constantin, was awarded the 2009 Watch of the Year Prize by the jury panel of "Montres Passion" watch magazine.

The Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921 watch was unveiled by the brand at the 2008 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH). The timepiece was conceived to pay homage to a signature 1920s cushion-shaped watch by request of an American collector.

The watch stands out due to an off-set winding crown positioned at 1 o'clock. The vintage-styled dial paralyzes the glance by its diagonal orientation. The dial demonstrates an eggshell textured sandblast finish. It is completed with stylized Breguet numerals, and black oxidized gold-crafted Breguet hands. You will immediately notice the brands signature Maltese cross logo, sculptured in 18K pink gold, the same as the case.

The Historiques American 1921 watch accommodates a hand-wound mechanical movement - the Vacheron Constantin 4400 caliber - to be admired through the sapphire crystal exhibition case-back. The movement gives an advantage of a 65-hour power reserve. The mechanism boasts refined bridges, adorned with Cotes-de-Geneve and anglage finishing. The caliber is crowned by the highly coveted Geneva Seal hallmark.


According to Vacheron Constantin CEO Juan-Carlos Torres, the brands entire personnel is honored to get the Watch of the Year Prize as a tribute to the excellence of the horological 250-year-old tradition well-maintained by the brand and remarkable technical performance and aesthetic perfection of its timepieces.

Watches.InfoNIAC.com should mention that in 2007, the Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Contemporaine Retrograde Day and Date watch was awarded with the Montres Passion "Watch of the Year" prize.

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