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Novità Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921
« il: Aprile 07, 2021, 20:13:25 pm »

All three models are powered by Vacheron’s in-house manual-winding calibre 4400 AS. A sapphire crystal caseback reveals Vacheron’s manual-winding calibre 4400 AS. Developed in 2008, the movement is offset from its usual axis by 45 degrees. With its generous 28.5mm diameter, the calibre is just 2.8mm thick, and its barrel can store up to 65 hours of power reserve. Bearing the Poinçon de Genève hallmark, the movement is beautifully hand-finished with Côtes de Genève, perlage, bevelled edges and brightly polished screw heads.
The 18k white gold models, offered in a 40mm case with a slim height of 8.06mm and in a unisex 36.5mm case with a height of 7.41mm, replicate the elegant cushion-shaped case of the 1921 American. They also feature the distinctive lugs that emulate the soldered lugs of pocket watches as they transitioned to a wristwatch format. Like the original, the dial displays a silver tone and has a finely grained texture with sloping black painted Arabic numerals and a black painted railroad minutes track. The snailed small seconds counter at 3 o’clock is a clear departure from the original position at 6 o’clock on the original 1921 American. Slender 18k gold Breguet hands and a baton hand on the seconds counter, all blackened, mark the passing hours, minutes and seconds. Vacheron’s emblematic Maltese cross is crafted in white gold and applied to the dial at noon.
The 40mm model comes with a brown calfskin leather strap crafted by Serapian, the Italian leather goods company based in Milan. The 36.5mm comes with dark brown and a burgundy calfskin leather strap, also made by Serapian.
Quick facts: 40mm x 8.06mm (ref. 82035/000G-B735) and 36.5mm x 7.41mm (ref. 1100S/000G-B734) – 18k white gold, polished – 30m water-resistance – grained silver-tone dial – snailed small seconds – black painted Arabic numerals and minutes track – 18k gold blackened hours, minutes and seconds hands – in-house manual-winding calibre 4400 AS– 28,800vph/4Hz – 21 jewels – 65h power reserve – Hallmark of Geneva certified – ref. 82035/000G-B735 EUR 36,100  – ref. 1100S/000G-B734 EUR 29,800
The most luxurious model is the 950 platinum model made. Measuring 40mm x 8.06mm, the platinum case is polished throughout. Limited to 100 individually numbered pieces, the American 1921 Collection Excellence Platine also features a 950 platinum dial with a sandblasted finish. The Arabic numerals are crafted from 18k white gold and applied to the dial, and surrounded by a black railway minutes track. The small seconds counter is slightly recessed and features a black railway track for the seconds and a blued steel hand. The Breguet-style hands and the applied Maltese cross are made from white gold. As part of the Excellence Platine collection, even the stitching on the dark blue alligator strap is made from platinum and silk thread.
Quick facts: 40mm x 8.06mm (ref. 82035/000P-B748) – 950 platinum, polished – 30m water-resistance – sandblasted platinum dial and small seconds – 18k applied white gold Arabic numerals – railway minutes track – 18k white gold hour and minute hands – in-house manual-winding calibre 4400 AS– 28,800vph/4Hz – 21 jewels – 65h power reserve – Hallmark of Geneva certified – dark blue alligator leather hand-stitched with platinum and silk thread – EUR 50,000