Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921 | (WOTW)

The Watch of the Week is one that replaces “normal” designs with something quite spectacular. The Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921 brings out something almost visionary through it’s unique design. Being unique sets it apart from other watches, the quality is of the highest standard and the rich warm colours (almost a wine red) radiates that luxurious essence.

So take a read through some of the specifications, features and high quality images of the Vacheron Constantin itself.

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This timepiece was inspired by the original model – which was launched in America and only America in the twenties. It held the same 45 degree angle dial, which allows for an easier view of the time, especially when just taking a glance – you don’t even need to turn your wrist. It covers all aspects with creative designs and ingenuity. It also holds the crown in between the 1 and 2 o’clock positions – a strategic decision, in which allows for ease of use when hand turning it.

The brown calf leather strap radiates it’s luxury effortlessly. The almost wine red/ brown colour it holds, is warm and rich, which in turn allows for the connection between the strap, case and dial, to be seamless. The Ardillon buckle in the Vacheron Constantin style is an added bonus, for safety and character. The comfort of the strap is out of the picture… because it’s comfy. But what we want to know does it match well with various outfits etc. most importantly, formal outfits?

The effortless style of this Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921, allows you to not do a single thing. Okay… maybe not a single thing, but you get what we’re trying to say. The watch is beautiful, you don’t really have to do any work. The green, beige, and grey in this photo is a testament of that, it simply works. So whatever formal occasion you’re attending, you’ll have the perfect companion, and one which will grab the rooms attention.

The movement found in this Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921, is a Swiss-made calibre 4400 AS manual winding movement – holding 21 jewels and pieced together using an impressive 127 different parts and components. The size of the movement is 28.60mm and the thickness is 2.8mm. Being a certified movement from the Hallmark of Geneva, allows for the coat of arms to be present on the movement too… an interesting fact that not a lot of people tend to know.

If you’re the travelling type of man, who is always on the go, then this my friend, is a watch made for you – including a 65-hour power reserve means you don’t have to worry about winding the watch, you can just always be on time with the ultimate timekeeping instrument on your wrist. A classic one too. Last but not least, is the 28,800 vibrations per hour (frequency), meaning accuracy is of high priority.

Interesting fact you probably didn’t need to know:

There are 21 models fitted with this calibre.

The dial – probably the most unique thing to be included within this watch. Probably? Definitely, I should say, it’s so unique and something you don’t tend to see on a lot of watches. That’s what sets Vacheron Constantin apart from so many other watch brands, because of their willingness to produce incredible timepieces, in which hold value, hold quality and maintain their reputation in such honour.

The vintage white dial holds Arabic numerals, which was definitely the right choice, because it adds so much character. Not only does it come equipped with Arabic numerals, but it also features a small seconds sub-dial, adding character and functionality to the watch… as if it didn’t already have enough. Lastly, is the elephant in the room, the 45 degree angled dial, truly fascinating to look at, and it’s not just a fashionable design either. The tilt of the dial, adds ease of use to the reading of the time, which allows for a quicker glance and cuts out the movement of turning your wrist.

The specifications of the Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921:

Case material – 18-karat white gold case

Glass – Sapphire glass crystal

Water resistant depth – 30m

Case diameter – 40mm

Case thickness – 8.06mm

Strap width – 22mm

Movement type – Swiss-made calibre 4400 AS manual winding

Power reserve – 65-hour power reserve

Jewels – 21

Watch markers – Arabic numerals

Buckle type – Ardillon buckle

Buckle material – White gold

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