2011 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie just perfectly ended. From those watches that unveiled in the show, we can see that thin watch cases and retro designs are the two trends of the modern technical watches this year. Numerous watch-making brands have focused their targets on bringing the fashion and stylish timepieces of retro styles and Vacheron Constantin is a good example. The new Historiques Aronde 1954 launched by Vacheron Constantin is the best interpretation of the trendy retro watches.
The rectangular case which keeps up the style of the original model is also the highlight of this piece. Exuding a sense of bold and creative, this new Historiques Aronde 1954 really adds a stunningly classic to the Historiques collection. Measuring 31.20 mm x 44.5 mm, its case is made of 18K pink gold which greatly exhibiting the sense of vintage and retro, and also it is equipped with the exquisitely curved sapphire crystal. On the fully polished case flanks, the double rounded design is rather unique and eye-catching. Distinguishable insights will never miss its silver-toned opaline dial with hand guilloche pattern.
Under the simple yet elegant exterior, there is accommodated with a mechanical hand-wound movement called Caliber 1400 AS which is an in-house escapement of Vacheron Constantin. It boasts a vibrations frequency of 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour) and a power-reserve of 40 hours. Obviously, it is indeed worthy of the name of art work.
Moreover, it can display the hours, the minutes and the small seconds in a rectangular counter at the position of 6 o’clock which make the piece even more stylish and fabulous.
This new Historiques Aronde 1954 also features the 30-meter water-resistance. The alligator leather strap and the 18K pink gold buckle with an elegant half Maltese cross must be the finishing touch of this fantastic Vacheron Constantin new watch.