1990’s Vacheron Constantin “Les Historiques” Power reserve ref. 48101
As the oldest watch brand in the world, in continuous operation since its foundation in 1755, Vacheron Constantin was the first watch company to manufacture movements with interchangeable parts as early as 1839. Vacheron watches are admired for their Latin-influenced cases, well-balanced proportions, and exquisitely finished movements of the highest quality.
The Geneva manufacture is known for its highly complicated masterpieces, including the Grande Complication du Roi Farouk, the Tour de l’Ile, and masterpieces such as the traditional line, the 222 or the Overseas.
You might find out but we love the neo-vintage Vacheron ! And this one isn’t an exception.
This Vacheron Constantin is part of the “Les Historiques” line, which illustrates the exceptional expertise of the house over the past 200 years. Nicknamed “Power Reserve” this reference 48101 is in 18-carat yellow gold.
We appreciate the beauty of the craftsmanship, with its solid two-body case measuring 36 mm in diameter.
The dial, too, is well thought-out, with a subsidiary radial counter at six o’clock indicating the date, and a fan-shaped 40-hour power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock. It’s often said, but at Vacheron, details make the whole beautiful, so we appreciate the traditional baton hands and yellow gold dot minute scale, as well as the power-reserve guilloché.
The watch is powered by a rhodium-plated caliber 1190 with 21 jewels, a shock-absorbing device and a straight-line lever escapement.
The watch comes with its original 18ct yellow gold buckle.
Model“Les historiques” power reserve
Case materialYellow Gold 18kt
AccessoriesOriginal Vacheron 18kt gold buckle