This Historiques Aronde 1954 immediately catches the eye with its original rectangular case. Radiating a blend of boldness and creativity, this newcomer to the Historiques collection is inspired by a model created during the effervescent post-war years. Its guilloché dial is a tribute to the Métiers d’Art – the artistic crafts inseparable from the field of haute horlogerie – that are consistently cultivated by Vacheron Constantin. Like all models in this collection, this Historiques Aronde 1954 watch with its sculptural lines is produced in limited numbers.
The Historiques Aronde 1954 watch perfectly reflects this approach. Featuring a rectangular case that is unique within the current range produced by the Manufacture, this newcomer is distinguished by a 1954 Vacheron Constantin model. Its pink gold 31.2 x 44. 55 mm case, embodying the powerful creative impetus of the post-war era, displays a complex construction graced with alternating polished and brushed surfaces. The name “Aronde”, which is an Old French word for a swallow’s wings, refers to the extremely original double-rounded curve unfurling almost like wings along the case flanks, and accentuated by a strongly cambered sapphire crystal. The subtle and elegant opaline silvered dial is adorned with a finely hand-guilloché motif epitomising the artistic crafts faithfully perpetuated by Vacheron Constantin; while the applied gold numerals, hour-markers and Maltese Cross symbol emphasise the highly structured nature of this model.