Vacheron Constantin will be opening their first store in Paris at 2 Rue de la Paix, to celebrate this historic moment, the brand has revisited it’s 1972 asymmetrical model. June 23rd 1972 marks the day that the Comité de France bestowed the rare and coveted Prestige de la France award on Vacheron Constantin. To celebrate this unique honor, the Geneva based Watch Company brought out a wristwatch that epitomized the elegance and innovation that won them the award. The limited series watch was engraved with the Prestige de la France coat of arms on the back. Vacheron Constantin has continued to offer this asymmetrical watch in many sizes and proportions over the years. This proud history thus led to the development of the iconic 1972 collection. The 1972 Prestige harks back to the historic models with the same tastefulness and elegance. It houses a mechanical hand wound movement much like the original. The watch is not new or edgy but instead a marvel of experience and improvement, the culmination of art, history and culture.
The silhouette is accentuated by a white gold case with an arched dial. Two 18k 5N ping gold dauphine hands add a touch of class to this sunburst dial. The 1972 Prestige beats to a Caliber 1003 mechanical movement. If possible, the movement introduced on the brand’s 200th birthday in 1955 adds even more history to the Vacheron Constantin 1972 Prestige.