For the opening of its first store in Paris, located at 2 Rue de la Paix, Vacheron Constantin revisits its iconic asymmetrical model, Vacheron Constantin 1972 Prestige replica watch.
Some timepieces are born under a lucky star and destined to change history. Vacheron Constantin’s 1972 model is definitely one of these. On June 23, 1972, in the reception rooms of the prestigious Ritz Hotel not far from 2 Rue de la Paix, the Comité de France bestowed the rare and coveted Prestige de la France award on Vacheron Constantin in tribute to the brand’s distinctive expertise, acquired through a desire to achieve authenticity, technical perfection, and elegance.
Like the 1972 creation, the most recent arrival displays the balanced asymmetry that strictly follows the proportions of the golden section. Made of white gold, the new 1972 Prestige also houses a precious ultra-thin mechanical movement. A model of sophistication and elegance, this new icon bears the Poinçon de Genève.Vacheron Constantin’s 1972 collection has been making an impression for over four decades. Today, there is a new men’s version of this timeless icon inspired by the original.
Vacheron Constantin is the first watchmaking manufacture to have been honoured with this award. In celebration of this honour, the Geneva Company brought out a mens fake Vacheron Constantin 1972 wristwatch of astonishingly innovative appearance, with an asymmetrical design that was exceedingly daring for its time. It was made in an extremely limited series, and the back was engraved with the Prestige de la France coat of arms.
Today, the extreme slenderness of Vacheron Constantin’s Calibre 1003 is paired with the 1972 Prestige model in service to a new stylistic expression, emboldened by the asymmetrical white gold case (waterresistant to 30 metres) and brown alligator leather strap. As a fitting final touch to an exceptional piece, the 1972 Prestige bears the famous Poinçon de Genève (Hallmark of Geneva).
Since its beginnings, the 1972 collection has always housed remarkable mechanical movements. The new 1972 Prestige is no exception, since at its heart beats Vacheron Constantin’s Calibre 1003, an extraordinary mechanical movement. While the fact that it is made of gold already sets it apart from most movements on the market, its other features are what have made it truly legendary.
Since then, Vacheron Constantin has continued to offer this asymmetrical shape in various sizes and proportions, sometimes in ladies’ watches and sometimes in men’s, such that it has developed into the iconic Vacheron Constantin 1972 copy watch collection.