|Quick specs Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921 Small Model
Price: € 29.500 | approx. $ 35,900 | approx. £ 26,700
Size: 36.5 mm
A new version of a classic timepiece from the absolute heyday of Art Deco and also one of the first driver’s watches. It is the Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921 Small Model.
The watch already existed in a 40-millimeter version. But because some argued it was a bit too big on the wrist, Vacheron Constantin introduces a smaller mid-size – and thus – unisex model with a diameter of 36.5 millimeters.
It is called a ‘driver’s watch’ because you can read the time clearly while keeping your hands on the steering wheel. It was first created by Vacheron Constantin in the 1920s for an American client with a passion for cars. This distinctive display was achieved by a 45-degree counter-clockwise rotation of the movement. Thereby naturally displacing the crown to between 1 and 2 o’clock, and the small seconds display to between 4 and 5 o’clock.
All in a classic 36.5-millimeter size, one that harkens back to the current vintage style. With its design and 18-carat 5N pink gold case the watch has a certain presence that is not for everyone. And perhaps even a bit dandyesque.
The Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921 Small Model comes with a brown and red leather strap
But when you are looking for something completely different from the rest, you could do much worse. Certainly, with the minutely finished 4400 AS in-house movement. The transparent case back reveals the handcrafted finishing of the movement.
For a final touch, the hand-stitched dark brown alligator leather strap with large square scales is fitted with a pin buckle shaped like a half Maltese cross, the historical emblem of Vacheron Constantin. The Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921 Small Model is also delivered with a second red alligator shiny leather strap. You can find other models of the Vacheron Constantin Historiques collection here.
technical data Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921 Small Model
Vacheron Constantin 4400 AS | Hand-wound | Diameter: 28.6 mm / 12½ lignes | Thickness: 2.8 mm | Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz) | Jewels: 21 | Parts: 127 | Côtes de Genève | Hours, minutes, small seconds | Power-reserve: 65 hours
|Case & dial:
36.5 mm | 18-carat 5N pink gold | Thickness: 7.25 mm | Sapphire crystal | Sapphire crystal case back | Grained finish dial | Black painted Arabic numerals and minute track | Applied Maltese cross in polished 18-carat 5N pink gold | Water-resistance: 3 ATM / 3 bar / 30 meters / 100 feet
Brown and red Mississippiensis alligator leather | 18K 5N pink gold buckle
|Price Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921 Small Model:
€ 29.500 | approx. $ 35,900 | approx. £ 26,700