in this review I had done of my 1912 a few years ago HERE
Thanks for your reply. I have read your review with pleasure. It has been an inspiration to include this model in my poll.
I have a few questions: How thick is the watch? How often do you service it and what are the typical costs?
I actually gave it to my brother in law as a wedding present so can't comment on thickness, but it was on the thn side. As for servicing about every 5 years should be fine
I voted for the Asymetric 1972 because I know and love that watch. Recently, I saw one for sale in white gold (Condition 0), but I haven't seen too many. The men's model wasn't too popular at the time, but everyone I kow who has one, swears by it. I took it on a cruise with me last summer, and it was a perfect, understated but interesting watch for dinner conversation.
And thanks for your suggestion. I have been curious about this model since my teenage years, when I saw one on the wrist of Gianfranco Ferre, a most elegant man.
I do find the old 1972 to be more aesthetically interesting than the the newer "Prestige", but, from the pictures, it seems quite thick. What is the actual thickness of yur watch?
Also, does it bother you that the movement inside is very tiny? Does it require a special service?
I took some pictures comparing the width of my Vacheron Constantin with my L. Leroy Grande Osmior Mécanique Extra-Plate (ultra thin) and Patek Philippe Calatrava ref. 3468, and you can see that the VC 72 is thincker. However, you can also see that it's bowed, and it is very comfortable to wear.