Introducing the Historiques 1955 Ultra Slim in platinum

from the press release

Testifying to Vacheron Constantin’s ancestral expertise in the making of ultra-thin watches, the Historiques Ultra-fine 1955 model is powered by the mechanical manual-winding Vacheron Constantin Caliber 1003, presented in 1955. In its exclusive new interpretation, this pure, restrained timepiece accommodates its legendary movement inside a round 36 mm-diameter case made of platinum. A micromechanical masterpiece comprising 117 components and yet measuring a mere 1.64 mm thick, it reveals its 18K gold bridges and plate adorned with exceptional hand-crafted finishes through the sapphire crystal back of the case that is waterresistant to 30 metres.

 

This classic watch with its 31-hour autonomy is one of the thinnest in the world, at just 4.13 mm thick. Its hours and minutes functions are displayed on a silvered opaline dial featuring a pure, minimalist style and bearing gold baton-type hands and painted blue hourmarkers matching the dark shade of the strap with its platinum buckle. A slender bezel, distinctive lugs and a resolutely uncluttered dial display compose the refined personality of this timeless model.

 

Introducing the Historiques 1955 Ultra Slim in platinumIntroducing the Historiques 1955 Ultra Slim in platinum Introducing the Historiques 1955 Ultra Slim in platinumIntroducing the Historiques 1955 Ultra Slim in platinum

Just based on these Press Release pictures, I prefer the rose gold version.
06/29/2016 - 05:31

When I look at the Ultra-thin 195, I think subtle elegance.  The blue markers seem to be too much of a contrast for my idea of subtle.

It's the only one out of these three new novelties in which I prefer the existing model.  As Meatloaf used to sing "...2 out of 3 ain't bad" cheeky

Re: Introducing the Historiques 1955 Ultra Slim in platinum
06/29/2016 - 13:12

The combination of platinum case and blue hour markers attracts me.

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Re: Introducing the Historiques 1955 Ultra Slim in platinum
06/29/2016 - 15:40

I suspect this watch looks better in person.  Right now, the indeces seem to really stand out too much.  The idea of painted idices is also... not sitting right with me.  I would have preferred small sapphire bars, like the diamond ones on the CEP traditionelle (I think).  I would wager that I would like it a lot more in person though.

diamond indexes would have been ultra cool
06/29/2016 - 17:45

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I think I prefer the Rose Gold version, but to make an ultra-thin Pt watch
06/29/2016 - 16:33

is a huge achievement.