Watches & Wonders 2021: Vacheron Constantin

Vacheron Constantin is presenting its Watches & Wonders novelties, here are our picks.

Historiques American 1921 – white gold 40 mm

With its 18K white gold case, offset dial and crown boldly positioned between 1 and 2 o’clock, this American 1921 model reprises the aesthetic codes first outlined 100 years ago in the Vacheron Constantin workshops.

The chic retro look of this watch for the vintage-loving dandy adorns the wrist with its generous 40 mm proportions framing a finely grained silver-toned dial. This distinctive appearance is complemented by a brown calf leather strap crafted in the Milan-based workshops of Serapian, the Italian leather goods company founded in 1928.

Visible through the sapphire crystal caseback, the manual-winding Vacheron Constantin Calibre 4400 AS is offset from its usual axis. This reliable and accurate in-house movement, developed in 2008, drives the display of hours, minutes and small seconds while ensuring a comfortable 65-hour power reserve. It is graced with hand-crafted finishes reflecting the noblest Haute Horlogerie traditions

Traditionnelle Split-Seconds Chronograph ultra-thin

Highly appreciated by collectors, the Collection Excellence Platine is exclusively composed of limited editions crafted from 950 platinum: case, bezel, dial, crown and folding clasp are forged in this noble metal, right the way through to the alligator leather strap sewn using woven platinum and silk thread. The other elements of the watch, such as the 18K white gold hands and hour-markers, reflect the same refined universe.

While the 42.5 mm-diameter case ensures the watch radiates an assertive presence on the wrist, its pure lines and very sober dial lend it an aura of unmistakable distinction.

Overseas Perpetual Calendar ultra-thin

Since its launch, the Overseas collection has displayed inspired design, technical qualities and a capacity for constant renewal. The two latest ultra-thin perpetual calendar iterations – a skeleton version and another with a blue dial – come in a new white gold case. They embody an art of diversity reflected in the three interchangeable bracelet/straps delivered with each watch. These new models, presented at Watches & Wonders 2021, are part of the theme of the Maison for 2021 : entitled Classic with a Twist, it highlights Vacheron Constantin’s creative energy, guided by an identity that celebrates a heritage and dares to deliver the unexpected.

The respective perpetual calendar movements of these two new editions are each framed by a 41.5 mm white gold case. The ultra-thin 4.05 mm 1120 QPSQ/1 skeleton movement is visible from the front, while Calibre 1120 QP/1 can be admired through the caseback of the solid-dial version. These timepieces demonstrate an equally admirable ability to adapt to the demands of modern life with their interchangeable bracelet/straps in white gold, blue alligator leather and blue rubber.