designs of the 20th century?
It is featured in a reference work, a veritable design anthology entitled Phaïdon Design Classics. In three volumes, it presents the most symbolic 999 objects in the history of 20th century design. Selected by a panel of experts - internationally-recognised designers, historians, architects, academics and critics – this work deals not only with the objects themselves but with their technical development, manufacturing procedures and evolution. One of these objects is Vacheron Constantin's Patrimony Extra-Plate (1955) along with the Apple iPod (2001), the Toblerone chocolate bar (1908), Sparkman & Stephens' Swann 36 yacht (1966), Corradino d’Ascanio's Vespa scooter (1945), Le Corbusier's LC4 chaise longue (1928), the DB5 Aston Martin (1963) or Rubik’s Cube (1974).
Alex, that is an important reason why I chose that model as my second V&C! Although I was looking at Patek, when I learned of this award and realized that so many watches derived their style from the original Vacheron design, my choice became clear. The Poinçon de Genève calibre 1003 just made the package as sweet on the inside as it was on the outside
Very nice, but I think I still prefer the first one, belonging to the long story of Chronomètre Royal.
The lugs on that are just soooo COOL! I hope you will post more photos of that one soon.
"must have" collector pieces.
Wear all 3 in best of health.
...as well as balanced
IMO, the Chronometre Royal remains your best VC - I wish VC would introduce a collection including those Batmna lugs. Thanks for all the nice pics!