My pics of the American 1921

First of all, I wish a a very happy new year to all the loungers and to the whole Vacheron staff. Only 2 weeks to wait now before the SIHH, I'm quite excited to discover the novelties !

Speaking about the novelties, please find below a few pics of the American 1921 I had the chance to see a few weeks ago. Thanks a lot to Alex who gave me this opportunity !

I would not add any long comments after Alex and Kari's ones... except that I really love this watch.

The finishings are superb (the dial and the case are stunning) and on the wrist, its elegant style seduced me at once.

The only points which didn't convince me were:
- it's quite difficult at the beginning to wind the watch due to the crown position. But once you are used to it, it's ok.
- the small second subdial is not oriented like the dial (the 30-60 axis is not parallel to the 6-12 axis). I didn't understand why Vacheron took this decision because the original watch didn't have this difference
- the design of the caliber is maybe a bit too "modern" for my eyes in the context of the watch.

But at the end, it's a great achievement from Vacheron... I love it !

So enough bla-bla, here are the pics:

My pics of the American 1921

My pics of the American 1921

My pics of the American 1921

My pics of the American 1921

My pics of the American 1921

My pics of the American 1921

My pics of the American 1921

Fr.Xavier
Beautiful pics, FX
01/03/2009 - 03:27
The watch looks great, maybe not for me but very attractive nevertheless. Its definitely for right-handed people though. We "south-paws", who wear watches on the right wrist lose out. C'est la vie (des montres) Joseph
I'm always impressed how well your scans come out even under such
01/03/2009 - 10:42
poor lighting conditions! Thanks for sharing FX
Raaaa .. the quasi-perfect watch...
01/03/2009 - 13:25
Thank you FX for your nice review!! Nothing to criticize for me
Again very nice pics FX.
01/03/2009 - 17:14
See you soon, I hope. Cheers, Patrice
Thanks for nice pics,
01/03/2009 - 18:25
did you manage to smuggle it out ? See you at SIHH! Hej! Doc
Finally Wrist Shots...
01/03/2009 - 22:04

Now I can appreciate how this "reinterpretation" actually looks while in use!  The shape and simplicity of design are right on, but I'm still disturbed by the position of the seconds subdial which would have been more pleasing IMHO between the 4 and 5 and, as you've noted, aligned on the same axis as the main dial. OTOH, your comments perhaps explain why the crown was shifted right as the original position would have been even more awkward to wind while on the wrist. Enjoy your treasure! 

Great photos and very cool watch...
01/04/2009 - 04:39
Its one of my favorite recent VCs.  I can't wait to see one in person.  Your photos really bring out the watches beauty.  Thanks for the wrist shots, they give great perspective as to how it looks in the real world. Best regards, Dino
Re: My pics of the American 1921
01/06/2009 - 13:48
Sublime, elegant and very desirable. Thanks for sharing the pictures. Mike S.