Vacheron Constantin Historiques Triple calendrier 1942 & Historiques Triple calendrier 1948. Vintage design at its best!

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Vacheron Constantin Historiques Triple calendrier 1942 & Historiques Triple calendrier 1948. Vintage design at its best!

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 21:27
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The Vacheron Constantin Historiques Triple calendrier 1942  &  Vacheron Constantin Historiques Triple calendrier 1948 combine breathtaking vintage design, up to date watchmaking technology and with a 40 mm diameter / 10,35 mm thick case a pleasant wearing feeling.

The Triple calendrier 1942 is sold in a stainless steel case, the Triple calendrier 1948 in a 18 carat pink gold case, limited to 200 pieces each.  

I must admit one of the best and coolest vintage designs I have seen for a long time!

 

 

The Geneva based manufacturer Vacheron Constantin, founded in 1755, is reinterpreting two calendar watches from 1942 and 1948. 

Both watches are what we call a “useful” and "small" complication. The characteristic design is executed with codes reflecting those of the original models, but with a contemporary twist. The steel triple calendar timepiece and the 18 carat 4N pink gold triple calendar with moon phase version are now back in the spotlight. The 40 mm-diameter case is crafted in the Vacheron Constantin style featuring a number of character traits typical of the era, such as the distinctive “triple gadroon” caseband bearing “claw-type” lugs. The box-type glass, which by nature is slightly thicker, enables the use of an extremely slender bezel. 

The 30 meters waterproof cases house fine contemporary watchmaking. The new complete calendar calibre is interpreted as reference 4400 QC and 4400 QCL for the moon-phase version ("L" for Lune, meaning moon in French). The balance-wheel oscillates at a frequency of 4 Hz or 28.800 A/h. It is a mechanical manual-winding movement, entirely developed and crafted by Vacheron Constantin offering a 65-hour power reserve thanks to its imposing barrel.

 

The Historiques Triple calendrier 1942 is inspired by the reference 4240 of which the first executions in yellow gold, pink gold or steel were introduced in the year 1942.  

The Historiques Triple calendrier 1948 is inspired by the reference 4240L presented in the year 1948. 

Whilst the Historiques Triple calendrier 1942 is not limited the Historiques Triple calendrier 1948 is issued ia a series of 200 pieces each.  

 

Vacheron Constantin Historiques Triple calendrier 1942 offering a complete calendar (= day of the week and month by aperture, date by hand)

 

 

Vacheron Constantin Historiques Triple calendrier 1942

 

TECHNICAL DATA

Historiques Triple calendrier 1942

Reference 3110V/000A-B425 / 3110V/000A-B426

Hallmark of Geneva certified timepieces

Calibre 4400 QC Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin

Mechanical, manual-winding 29 mm (12’’’1/2) diameter 4.6 mm thick Approximately 65 hours of power reserve 4Hz (= 28.800 A/h) 225 components 21 jewels

Indications Hours, minutes Small seconds at 6 o’clock Complete calendar (day of the week and month by aperture, date by hand)

Case Stainless Steel 40 mm diameter, 10.35 mm thick Transparent sapphire crystal caseback Water-resistance tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx. 30 metres)

Dial Silvered, sunburst satin-finished Black painted Arabic numerals Burgundy/Blue painted date-track

Strap Brown/dark blue Mississippiensis alligator leather with alligator inner shell, hand-stitched, saddle-finish, large square scales

Buckle Steel Polished half Maltese cross-shaped

Price: 19.500 Euro including 20 % VAT 

 

Vacheron Constantin Historiques Triple calendrier 1942

 

 

 

Vacheron Constantin Historiques Triple calendrier 1948 offering a complete calendar (= day of the week, month and date indicated by hand) and a precision moon phase indication

 

 

Vacheron Constantin Historiques Triple calendrier 1942

 

TECHNICAL DATA

Historiques Triple calendrier 1948

Reference 3100V/000R-B359 / 3100V/000R-B422

Hallmark of Geneva certified timepieces

Calibre 4400 QCL Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin

Mechanical, manual-winding 29 mm (12’’’) diameter 4.6 mm thick Approximately 65 hours of power reserve 4 Hz (= 28.800 A/h) 253 components 21 jewels

Indications Hours, minutes Complete calendar (day of the week, month and date indicated by hand) Precision moon phases

Case 18 carat 4N Pink gold 40 mm diameter, 10.35 mm thick Transparent sapphire crystal caseback Water-resistance tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx. 30 metres)

Dial Silvered opaline with satin-finished external zone 18 carat 4N gold applied hour-markers Red/Blue painted date-track

Strap Brown/dark blue Mississippiensis alligator leather with alligator inner shell, hand-stitched, saddle-finish, large square scales

Buckle 18 carat 4N Pink gold Polished half Maltese cross-shaped

Limited edition of 200 individually numbered pieces “N°X/200” engraved on caseback

Price 36.000 Euro including 20 % VAT 

 

Vacheron Constantin Historiques Triple calendrier 1942


 

 

Calibre 4400 QC(L) Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin

 

Calibre 4400 QC Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin

 

 

 

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