Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921 – 36.5 mm


Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921 – 36.5 mm

Historiques American 1921 – 36.5 mm

The watch of dandies and chic female urbanites.
La Cote des Montres - October 12th, 2017

The watch of dandies and chic female urbanites. The Historiques American 1921 epitomises the boldness of an era and the technical sophistication of a Vacheron Constantin creation. Reinterpreted in a 36.5 mm diameter, this iconic 1920s model acquires an even more stylish allure. A cushion-shaped case in 18K 5N pink gold, a distinctive diagonal read-off, an off- centred crown between 1 and 2 o’clock: the HistoriquesAmerican 1921 – 36.5 mm model continues flaunting its vintage credentials while remaining true to its original aesthetic codes. Classical yet quirky.

  • An original new 36.5 mm diameter that will delight those with the slimmest wrists
  • An 18K 5N pink gold case
  • Iconic diagonal display and off-centred crown
  • Mechanical manual-winding caliber
For almost 20 years, the Historiques collection has been giving a new lease on life to the icons of Vacheron Constantin’s technical and aesthetic heritage. This range composed of legendary watches revisited with a contemporary twist is produced in modest quantities, implicitly extending a discreet invitation to collectors of rare pieces and vintage watch connoisseurs. Among these creative archetypes is a much sought-after original creation designed in the Roaring Twenties for the American market and accordingly named the American 1921. This avant-garde cushion-shaped watch stands out with its diagonal display and its off-centred crown. A fabled model now offered for the first time in a smaller 36.5 mm size.


Boldness and convenience


Reading the time while keeping one’s hands on the steering wheel, or during a speech without having to twist the wrist. Such was the extremely practical historical vocation of this watch with its diagonal read-off, created by Vacheron Constantin in the 1920s for an American client with a passion for cars. This highly distinctive display was achieved by a 45-degree counter- clockwise rotation of the movement, thereby naturally displacing the crown to between 1 and 2 o’clock, and the small seconds display to between 4 and 5 o’clock. The creative boldness of this composition is offset by the understated elegance of the finely grained silver-toned dial with its black painted Arabic numerals and minute track, slender open-tipped hands in black oxidised 18K gold, and a baton-shaped hand on the seconds counter. Elegance and eccentricity on the wrist.

Creativity and high standards


Loyal to the original, the Historiques American 1921 – 36.5 mm model watch comes in a cushion-shaped case in 18K 5N pink gold. Fitted with a lightly domed sapphire crystal, this model houses the Vacheron Constantin 4400 AS manual-winding caliber, driving hours, minutes and small seconds indications while ensuring a comfortable 65-hour power reserve. The transparent caseback reveals the hand-crafted finishing of the movement, a true signature of Fine Watchmaking. Setting the perfect final touch, the hand-stitched dark brown alligator leather strap with large square scales is fitted with a pin buckle shaped like a half Maltese cross, the historical emblem of the Maison. This watch will be also delivered with a second red alligator shiny leather strap to match a feminine style.


Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921 – 36.5 mm

Technical data

Référence :1100S/000R-B430
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepiece
Movement :Calibre 4400 AS
Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
Mechanical, manual-winding
Diameter: 28.6 mm (12 ½ ‘’’)
Thickness:2.80 mm
Power reserve :Approximately 65 hours
Frequency :4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)
Indications :Hours, minutes
Small seconds
Case :18K 5N Pink gold
Diameter:36.50 mm
Thickness :7,25 mm
Caseback :Transparent sapphire crystal
Water-resistance :Tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx. 30 metres)
Dial :Grained finishing
Black painted Arabic numerals and minute track
Applied Maltese cross in polished 18K 5N pink gold
Bracelet :Brown Mississippiensis alligator leather with alligator inner shell, hand-stitched, saddle-finish, large square scales
Delivered with a second red Mississippiensis alligator shiny leather with alsavel inner shell, stitched-tip, square scales
Buckle :18K 5n pink gold buckle
Polished half Maltese cross-shaped