Vacheron Constantin’s Historiques Triple Calendrier 1942 Deservedly Lauded

  1. Jeremy
  2. November 29, 2018 8:37 am

Vacheron Constantin's Historiques Triple Calendrier 1942 Deservedly Lauded

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The Historiques Triple Calendrier 1942 watch won the Revival Prize at the 2018 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. The timepiece is inspired by reference 4240, of which the first executions in yellow gold, pink gold or steel were introduced in 1942.

In keeping with the original, this understated and 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 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 clearly enhance the legibility of the respective functions and accentuate its retro-chic elegance.

Speaking at the GPHG award ceremony, the Maison’s Style and Heritage Director Christian Selmoni said: “Above and beyond the model itself, this prize rewards the passion and the savoir-faire perpetuated within our Manufacture for generations. The pride Vacheron Constantin takes in developing watches stems from a true vocation, a mission to create beauty, combining the excellence of Fine Watchmaking and horological complications with the refinement of dedicated design and aesthetic. That is what we in the Manufacture refer to as manual intelligence.”

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