Watch of the Year: Vacheron Constantin’s Historiques American 1921

A “congratulations” is in order. Last night, while somewhat less renowned than its extremely well-known Geneva-based cousin Patek Philippe, watchmaker Vacheron Constantin was officially announced as the winner of the Montres Passion’s watch of the year award with its beautiful Historiques American 1921 timepiece.

As a throwback to the avant-garde watches of the roaring ‘20s, the Historiques American 1921 features a brand new hand-wound in-house movement with a power reserve of 65 hours and a cushion-shaped case that appears to be tilted ever-so slightly.

Vacheron Constantin’s Les Historiques line was “born out of the desire to highlight the richness of Vacheron Constantin’s heritage by reviving emblematic legendary models conveying the brand’s spirit and savoir-faire in contemporary interpretations.”

The award ceremony was held at the Geneva Intercontinental Hotel and was attended by more than 500 people hoping to catch a glimpse of the magnificent winner. The distinction was presented to Vacheron Constantin’s CEO, Juan-Carlos Torres, who stated, “On behalf of Vacheron Constantin, I am infinitely honored,” before adding, “The jury’s decision rewards and honors the excellence of the watch making tradition cultivated by Vacheron Constantin. It also acknowledges the technical performance and aesthetic elegance of our company, values that have been consistently handed down from one generation to the next for over 250 years.”

Vacheron Constantin was also the winner’s of the coveted award in 2007 for the Patrimony Contemporary Retrograde Date and Day model.

Via: James Spotting