Vacheron Constantin has a long history. This is a precious cultural treasure of the brand. It has gone through different periods, and the brand therefore also has very period-specific works at all stages. The Vacheron Constantin historical masterpiece series is based on this. , Re-engraving these masterpieces, reproduce the charm of the year. The American 1921 is one of the classics. It has a distinctive personality, a unique design, and is unique. Under the treatment of Vacheron Constantin’s modern watchmaking process, it has an ancient charm. Today, let’s take a closer look at this extraordinary work.
In the United States in the 1920s, when the economy entered a period of rapid growth, Vacheron Constantin launched an avant-garde cushion watch in the United States market. This is not an accident. At that time, in order to break the design conventions of round watches, Vacheron Constantin’s barrel watch It developed during the same period. The 1921 watch in the United States is unique because of its slanted dial design, and it is even a bit puzzling. In fact, this watch is designed for an American customer who loves cars. In order to facilitate reading when driving a car Taking the time, Vacheron Constantin intentionally rotated the dial by 45 °, so that you can easily see the time without turning your wrist.
Just such an ingenious detail has made it a classic. You know, in that era, watches were just beginning to become popular, and many watches were still improved from pocket watches. We can also easily find that the crown is in the upper right corner of the case, which corresponds to the dial at 12 o’clock, which is the standard pocket watch style. In such a transition phase, this approach is common, but the pillow-type design still brings great visual impact.
Today, the pillow case is no longer a rare case, but it is more popular because of its round and round, soft and rigid style. Vacheron Constantin’s historical masterpiece series American 1921 watch has a case diameter of 40 mm. It is said to be big or small, and most men can easily control it. The curved case of the watch adds to its elegant texture, while also enhancing the geometric beauty, which is impressive.
The watch case is made of precious Pt950 platinum. This metal can be described as the precious metal in common precious metals. The higher proportion of precious metals obviously increases its value. In the field of watchmaking, platinum is obviously more precious than gold and platinum, and most of them are only used in advanced works with special significance. Platinum represents a low-key noble.
The polished platinum case is shiny and exquisite. The short lugs are connected to the case, and the overall shape is more compatible.
The slanted dial, very classic, orbital minute scale, Arabic numeral scale with European font, blue steel Breguet hand, small seconds dial design, all of which reflect a strong classic charm.
The crown at the corner of the case is just a touch of the watch. At the same time, the classic arched surface is embossed with the Vacheron Constantin Maltese cross logo. The side texture is clear, and the whole is beautiful and elegant.
Blue alligator strap
The watch is paired with a blue alligator leather strap, which echoes the dial’s main color, and also lays down the elegance of the watch. The strap has a half Maltese cross-shaped pin buckle. The pin buckle is naturally curved, which matches the surface arc of the strap. The details are very careful.
Turning over the watch, the case back with embedded transparent sapphire glass shows the exquisite details and excellent aesthetics of the movement. For fine watchmaking, the charm of the movement cannot be ignored, even in the value of the watch. Occupy a high proportion.
The watch is equipped with a Vacheron Constantin 4400 manual winding movement. The movement has a simple but effective version of the movement. The center has a two-wheel structure. The edges of the plywood are manually chamfered, while the curve is natural and the workmanship is fine. The surface is decorated with Geneva pattern, with beautiful luster, hot stamping on the plywood, very conspicuous, high-grade, all the screws are polished, the balance spring structure is refined, polished and fine, 5 orientation calibration, with the Geneva mark certification. All of this reflects its extreme beauty.
Summary: In fact, in addition to the movement, the watch as a whole is also certified by the Geneva Seal, proving its excellence in terms of craftsmanship, mechanical properties, and value of origin. Obviously, this watch seems simple, but every detail strives for beauty. This extremely restrained personality expresses its artistic pursuit implicitly.