For over 40 years the 1972 Collection has been a symbol of creativity. Paying tribute to the original piece from 1972 the latest model underlines the perfect equilibrium of an asymmetrical case. The white gold case houses the world’s slimmest manual wind movement: Calibre 1003 made in yellow gold and only 1.64mm thick.
Some timepieces are born under a lucky star and the 1972 is undoubtedly one of these. On June 23 1972 the Comité de France grants Vacheron Constantin with the coveted « Diplôme du Prestige de la France » in tribute of the brand’s persuace of excellence, technical perfection and elegance. To celebrate this distinction Vacheron Constantin created a surprising asymmetrical watch with the emblem of the Prestige de la France engraved on the back.
Ever since this shape has remained in the Vacheron Constantin collection varying in size and proportuons depending if it was to be worn by men or women.
Today two new masculine versions join the collection, both in white gold (25mm x 47mm) and bearing the Hallmark of Geneva. The first has a grey dial with a delicate herringbone motif and rose gold hands. The second limited to only 40 pieces has a sliver dial with visually arresting geometrical pattern.