Vacheron Constantin has turned around its classic timepiece Historique with two new versions. Featuring a complete calendar, Historiques Triple calendrier 1942 and the Triple calendrier 1948 exemplify modern vintage.
The fashion scene in the ’40s for men was dominated by zoot suits, big ties and baggy legs, signifying a ‘larger than life’ persona. The World-War days and the aftermath greatly affected the lifestyle of the rich and the famous. This led to a resurgence of ‘back to basics’ concept in watches. Vacheron Constantin introduced it with its iconic Historiques timepieces. Today, the watches have been re-imagined to meet the requirement of the present generation.
Historiques Triple calendrier 1942 and the Triple calendrier 1948 by Vacheron Constantin are here to revive the ’40s in the 21st century.
Historique is made
We cannot have enough puns on the word Historique, can we! Vacheron Constantin’s latest watch models feature a complete calendar. A vintage look is given to the timepieces, thanks to its round case with triple gadroons, two-tone dial and ‘claw-type’ lugs. The mechanical manual-winding movement has preserved the original spirit of the mid-20th century calendars.
Historiques Triple calendrier 1942
This model is made of steel, which is a definite departure from the yellow gold and pink gold of the original watch. This elegant model drives the hours, minutes, small seconds at 6 o’clock, along with hand-type date and day and month by aperture. The calendar indications appear in a choice of burgundy or dark blue, on a two-tone silvered dial typical of the era. The sunburst satin-finished centre and the outer zone punctuated by Arabic numerals. Historiques Triple calendrier 1942 watch totally rocks the retro-chic style!
Historiques Triple calendrier 1948
It is crafted in 18K 4N pink gold, a tone that is closer to the original version and endows it with an extremely elegant style. It is created in two limited series of 200 pieces each. Its triple calendar is enriched with a sophisticated astronomical complication. That’s the high precision lunar cycle! A seconds indicator at 6 o’clock adds to the functionality of the watch. The dial features a silvered opaline centre with a sunburst satin-finished external zone. Its calendar functions and its moon disc appear in a choice of burgundy or dark blue. Brown or dark blue leather strap completes the vintage look of the watch.
The Historiques collection by Vacheron Constantin is a set of contemporary watches rooted in history. It has the archetype of the Manufacture and look and feel of a modern art piece. Historique watches are as much a collector’s delight as they are the wearer’s pride. Indulge in the Historiques and be a part of history in the making!