After doing a search here for information on the 1972 Prestige de la France, I learned that Doc used to own one and Radek was, at least for a time, hunting one – although not sure if the 1972 remains on your wish list, buddy – it’s now on mine. Beyond that, there is surprisingly little information about this watch and its variations.
Ref. 37010, men's model
Size: 26mm x 36mm x 31mm
Cal. 1050 or 1050/B??? (with Gyromax balance)
Available in white gold, yellow gold…?
Several different dial variants with printed or applied markers or plain dials; white and black dials.
Some models show “Vacheron & Constantin,” while others presumably made from 1974 ff. show “Vacheron Constantin.”
Was there a model for ladies introduced at or about the same time? (ref. 15207 perhaps, also engraved with “Prestige de la France)
Is the crown the same style on all the models (cabochon sapphire-set)?
When did the dual-time 1972 come out and is there more information on this one?
Help me out guys. Do any of you have more images of this watch to share? Any additional information or corrections to what is above? Any other owners among us? Thoughts on the 1972 PdlF in general?
Most importantly, do we think the 1972 PdlF would look good on a 7.5 inch wrist?