It’s familiar to practically every woman – the glance that says it all in a flash : surprise, recognition, admiration, then a fleeting touch of envy. The object of such intense attention has very likely included more than a few Vacheron Constantin 1972 wristwatches. Understandably. The design’s daring, striking good looks never fail to spark intense debate and desire.
At birth, it was an aesthetic gamble—won unreservedly as soon as it appeared. Typical of the latter half of the 20th century, its trim silhouette displayed the perfect proportions and self-assured poise that earned it plaudits over and above its groundbreaking appearance, fascinating connoisseurs and collectors of exceptional designs alike.
The 1972 earned a rare “Diplôme du Prestige de la France” award less than a year after its launch in the early nineteen seventies. Updated in 1999 and 2003, its fascinating asymmetrical geometry continues to attract a worldwide following, fascinated by a design that’s as fresh as on the day of its birth.
Originally launched in 2003, the models Ref 25010 and Ref 25510 from the 1972 Grand Modèle Cambré collection feature a novel, gracefully curved profile that provides even more wrist-hugging comfort while yielding nothing of its originality.
Its white gold case displays 308 brilliant-cut diamonds totalling 2.71 carats. Smartly and smoothly set into the case, they frame a choice of two dials with vertical-stroke satinated surface and gleaming dark blue or pale silvery “mirror -finish” Roman numerals.
The 1972 Grand Modèle Cambré was also launched in solid pink gold, with either a softly satinated, silvery finish and “mirror-finish” numerals or satinated pink with white painted numerals. A pair of short “swordblade” style hands paces the dependable regularity of the Vacheron Constantin caliber 1202 movement within.
The 1972 Grand Modèle Cambré features a strap in alligator mississipiensis leather fitted with a classic buckle in 18K gold, with the white gold model’s set with 25 diamonds weighing 0.09 carat.
Model: Vacheron Constantin 1972 Grand Modèle Cambré Quartz Watch
References: 25010 and 25510
Indications:hours and minutes
18K white gold, bezel set with 2.71 carats of brilliant-cut diamonds; pink gold
Water resistance: to 30 m (~ 100 feet)
Satinated silvery toned or dark blue with “mirror-finished” numerals for white gold designs; satinated silvery toned with “mirror-finished” numerals or satinated pink with white painted numerals for the pink gold model
Hand-stitched alligator mississipiensis leather
Buckle: classic prong-type in 18K white gold set with 25 diamonds weighing 0.09 carat, or pink gold