This fashionable diamond watch by Vacheron Constantin was actually launched in 2002 to mark the 30’th anniversary of an original 1972 model watch.
A child of the 20th century’s love of originality, the 1972 design made full use of the period’s unfettered aesthetic quest to present a strikingly novel face of time. With this watch, bold spirit enlivens daring shape. The public’s notice was immediate, intriguing connoisseurs, attracting collectors and convincing anyone with a love of the unusual that their time had come… When it appeared in 1972, its eye-catching asymmetrical case won the plaudits of a Paris jury who promptly awarded the design the coveted “Diplôme du Prestige de la France”.
In 2002, Vacheron Constantin marked the design’s 30th anniversary with an exclusive, limited edition of 60 watches enhanced with embroidered straps designed and made by the famed Paris House of Lesage.
Both serenely classic and utterly contemporary in style and spirit, the 1972 design continues to assert an attractive personality with paradoxically ever greater seductive power. From the strap’s airy suppleness to the case’s rigorous geometry, and the blaze of diamonds to satin’s inky darkness, the 1972 watch adds arresting fascination to the world of time.
Its stunning trapeze-shaped case returns in shimmering, diamond-set form enhanced by the mysterious sheen of a black satin strap. Soft, smooth fabric enhancing the eternal fires of diamond—time here works its magic to the full.Gracefully and comfortably cambered, the white gold case features a sapphire crystal protecting a full-pavé dial swept by a pair of swordblade-shaped hands. Itself fitted with a gem-studded buckle, the black satin strap caresses the wrist gently, setting off the diamonds’ adamant presence. Exquisitely balanced, the composition affirms yet again the creative spirit, consummate experience, expertise and sense of detail that enable Geneva’s oldest maker of luxury timepiece to bring the world a design as exceptional as the 1972.
- Caliber : 1202, quartz
- Indications: hours and minutes
- Movement thickness :2.10 mm
- Movement dimensions: 15.70 x 13.00 mm (tonneau shaped)
- Jewelling: 4
- Case: 18K white gold
- Bezel: Set with 46 brilliant-cut diamonds totalling approximately 0.74 carat
- Dial: Pavé-set with 199 of Top Wesselton VVS diamonds (approx. 1.047 carat)
- Water resistance to 30 meters (~ 100 feet)
- Strap: Black satin
- Buckle: Standard buckle set with 25 diamonds weighing 0.09 carat