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Vacheron Constantin to celebrate 100 years of its iconic Historiques American 1921, has launched three new precious metal watches and one as a limited edition.
Let’s take a quick look back at the American 1921, it appears just three years after the end of the First World War and was something meant to be used Sportif, its square case and its tilted dial were distinct and unique that remain almost unchanged to this day. Almost, because small adjustments have been made over the years, starting with the dial, tilted 45 degrees to the left, small seconds aligned with the dial at 4 o’clock and with the 60 seconds mark pointed at 12 o’clock and crown at 10 hours. Nowadays the dial is tilted 45 degrees but to the right, which explains why it allows the driver to check the hours always in line with the north point, the small seconds despite being kept at 4 o’clock are no longer pointed to 12 o’clock but now to the north cardinal point. The crown has also moved to the 2 o’clock position to be aligned with the tilted dial.
Jumping immediately to the new models and starting with the two of regular production that are similar, varying only in size, they feature a 36.5 mm or 40 mm white gold case, grained silver-tone dial, painted black Arabic numerals and a brown calf leather strap.
The third model, as already mentioned, is a limited edition of 100 pieces, it features a 40 mm platinum case, sandblasted platinum dial, applied 18k white gold Arabic numerals and a blue crocodile leather strap.
Within these three new watches, the In-house manual movement Caliber 4400 AS operates, offering up to 65 hours of power reserve.
Final considerations, the 36.5mm is a very interesting classic option, not only because white gold will always be more versatile than yellow gold, but also considering all the other options that until today were a 40mm case.
Brand: Vacheron Constantin
Model: Historiques American 1921
Reference: 81100S/000G-B734 (white gold 36.5mm), 2035/000G-B735 (white gold 40mm), 82035/000P-B748 (platinum)
Dial: Grained silver-tone (white gold), sandblasted platinum (platinum)
Case Material: 18k White gold, Platinum
Case Dimensions: 36.5 mm Diameter x 7.41 thickness, 40 mm Diameter x 8.06 thickness
Crystal: Sapphire Glass
Case Back: Sapphire Glass
Water Resistance: 30 Meters
Strap: Burgundy calf leather strap (white gold 36.5mm), Brown calf leather strap (white gold 40mm), Blue alligator leather strap (platinum)
Calibre: Vacheron Constantin 4400 AS
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds
Frequency: 28,800 Vph (4 Hz)
Power Reserve: 65 Hours
Price: € 30,800 (white gold 36.5mm), € 37,300 (white gold 40mm), € 52,000 (platinum)