Vacheron Constantin reinvents the iconic 1972 Prestige


Vacheron Constantin’s 1972 collection has been a success for over forty years, and it has inspired the new men's version of this timeless icon.

Like the 1972 creation, the most recent arrival displays the balanced asymmetry that strictly follows the proportions of the golden section. Made of white gold, the new 1972 Prestige also houses a precious ultra-thin mechanical movement. A model of sophistication and elegance, this new icon bears the Poinçon de Genève.



The 1972 Prestige hearkens back to its roots in the historic model. It has the same elegance and harmonious proportions, is the same size, and again it houses Vacheron Constantin's Calibre 1003 mechanical hand-wound movement. Like the original, the new 1972 is embellished with Prestige de la France engraved on the back.

The 1972 Prestige takes its strength and bamodulance from the principles of the golden section. For example, the dimension of the longest side of the case, divided by the length of the sapphire crystal on the opposite side, equals 1.618 – the famous golden section that appears in several of the greatest successes in the history of art and architecture, from the facade of the Parthenon in Athens to Le Corbusier’s Modulor.


Like all the models in this collection, the 1972 Prestige has a cambered profile that reiterates the arched dial and sapphire crystal. For a highly sophisticated touch, the grey satin-finished sunburst dial features subtle chevron motifs accentuated by two 18K 5N pink gold dauphine hands.