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Friday, August 13, 2010

Vacheron Constantin Historique

This year's novelties at SIHH 2010 finally made it to our shores. I attended an evening hosted by Vacheron Constantin...great food, wonderful company, and of course, fine watches.

The Historique Ultra-Fine 1968 in a square case, and the Historique Ultra-fine 1955 in the round case.



The watches are truly thin, the 1956's hand wound movement is only 1.64mm thick, and the automatic 1968 movement is a slim 2.45mm height. The case thickness is 4.1mm and 5.5mm respectively...as can be seen from the side pictures below





A closer view of the Ultra Slim Historique 1968 is equipped with an ultra thin automatic movement, but as the case back is solid, remains unseen. I love the proportions of the case and the super elegant, simple, clean dial design:



And the Ultra Slim Historique 1955 is in an elegant round case...



And features a hand wound movement:



The evening was also graced with a beautiful pianist playing classic jazz:



And the watches were modelled by dancers, who came out dancing ballet, of course...in line with the elegance of the watches, the chosen artform is of a similar genre:



Watch out for the restaurant review in my food blog soon. The event was held in one of the premier modern French restaurants in town...the Au Petit Salut.
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