Introducing: The Vacheron Constantin Historiques Cornes De Vache In Rose Gold, And American 1921 And Ultra-Fine 1955 In Platinum
First up is another form of the Historiques American 1921 in platinum. This is certainly one of Vacheron’s better realized plan wins lately and it’s demonstrated reliably mainstream with gatherers and lovers (just as being something of a pundit’s dear). There’s only something about the general plan that works – the situation of the crown looking into the issue corner has something nonchalant about it without forfeiting genuine class, which I’ve generally thought is the thing that portrays Vacheron’s most recognizable plans at their best. We were really fortunate enough, by unadulterated possibility, to snatch a wrist shot of this one at our first London get-together in the no so distant past; it hadn’t been authoritatively declared however one of the participants had recently taken conveyance of an early release.
Other than the new case metal, which truly takes you back to the 1920s (when platinum specifically, and white metals when all is said in done, were mainstream for Deco-time watch plans) it’s a similar 1921 you know and love, with Vacheron’s hand-wound type 4400 AS. We really found a sale in which a 1921 and the vintage Vacheron plan that enlivened it were both in a similar closeout, back in 2012.
Next up is another rendition of one of my undisputed top choices, the Les Historiques Ultra-Fine 1955. As we talked about in our new arrangement on ultra slight watchmaking, this is both a victory of watchmaking and case-production, as making a meager watch that is likewise to some degree water safe and ready to secure the development is a huge test.
Again, platinum appears to be a characteristic fit for this watch; a fittingly cautious yet rich metal and an extraordinary understanding of a cutting edge exemplary. The development’s still just 1.64 mm thick with the case in general coming in at 4.13 mm (a quarter, for comparison, is 1.75 mm thick).
Last however not least, there’s the Vacheron Constantin Historiques Cornes De Vache 1955, which until now has been accessible just in platinum. In white metal the watch unquestionably has all the stark appeal you could need, yet in the new understanding, which is in pink gold with gold hands and an opaline dial, I think this plan truly comes into its own.
It’s constantly been one of those watches that you look into in the event that you need all the magnificence, adaptability, and incredibly great of a top-level vintage two-register chronograph with all the impeccable quality and dependability you get from a newly delivered watch from a company like Vacheron, and in pink gold, the contention conveys considerably more power. Furthermore, obviously the view is similarly as extraordinary from the back: the section wheel type 1142.
All three watches will show up at Vacheron Constantin shops this very week; here’s pricing:
Cornes de Vache 1955 in rose gold: $53,600
American 1921 in platinum: $44,000
Ultra-Fine 1955: $38,500
Check out our live pics/hands on inclusion of the Cornes de Vache from Jason Heaton ; and our Hands On with the Ultra-Fine 1955 .