Although the collection was unveiled in 1972, it still manages to rock the world of horology in today’s day and age. This time Vacheron Constantin is returning its 1972 original model to the spotlight by unveiling a new model distinguished at the time by the “Diplôme du Prestige de la France”. This was the first time this honor is granted to a watch manufacturer. Crafted in 18-carat white or pink gold, and smaller case with dimensions better suited to delicate wrists, the new models in the 1972 collection vividly embody Vacheron Constantin’s concern for refinement. It is fitted with new models consisting of two superimposed parts: the first serving as a “mirror” polished underplate and the second with 12 and 6 o’clock cut-outs revealing two Roman numerals. The new 1972 models play on swirling diamond patterns thanks to daring gem-set motifs shaped like a wave composed of 152 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.77 carat) that rolls over the case and splashes on to the dial.
The case is sumptuously adorned with 232 diamonds (almost 1.70 carats) and the gold bracelet features an invisible clasp. Stemming from the sparkling association between the case adorned with 106 baguette-cut diamonds, the dial with 62 baguette-cut diamonds and the crown with a rose-cut diamond, totalling approx. 17.67 carats, the Haute Joaillerie version of the 1972 sparkles with dazzling fire to sublimate feminine beauty. Powered by movement Vacheron 1202 with 4 stones, they are water resistant up to 30 meters. New shape, new dials, original new gem-set motifs, new wristbands! That’s exactly how Vacheron Constantin is reinterpreting the 1972 in creative and unusual ways, in tune with the bold attitude conveyed by its resolutely contemporary asymmetrical rectangular design.