The new Toledo 1951 watch has both form and spirit
The new Toledo 1951 watch is not only a stylish and elegant watch masterpiece, but also a renaissance of an era. With master-level production technology, it has become a classic of Vacheron Constantin Historiques historical masterpiece series.
Collectors clearly remember an intriguing story: a new ‘styling’ watch debuted in 1951, its most striking feature is the amazing square case design. This watch immediately won the favor of many watch lovers, and the Indians more affectionately called it ‘cioccolatone’ because the shape of the case reminded them of a famous chocolate candy.
This watch captures the creative pulse of an active age, and is highly sought after for its breakthrough design. 20th Century 50
The whole decade of the era was full of extraordinary vitality and optimism. Designers in various fields were fiercely exploring new ideas, and sometimes even competing directly, thereby inspiring endless creativity. Vacheron Constantin actively promotes the aesthetic trend and provides a steady stream of power for design. The birth of the Toledo watch is the most vivid manifestation.
New Historiques Toledo 1951
Popular new work in Historiques historical masterpiece series
Taking inspiration from tradition and a strong sense of responsibility to share passion, Historiques historical masterpiece series uses a new way to interpret its classic works, highlighting Vacheron Constantin’s distinctive aesthetic design concept. Historiques historical masterpiece series has therefore injected a new breath into all kinds of creative masterpieces, and the Toledo 1951 watch is a typical representative of them.
As early as 2003, the Toledo watch has been completely reinterpreted, creating a watch with a complete calendar display function. This year, the new Toledo 1951 watch continues the design concept of the original watch born in 1951, creating a uniquely shaped three-hand watch that blends in a Latin flavor while retaining its iconic features.
Use multiple techniques and laws of balance
The design of the new Toledo 1951 watch is derived from advanced research on curves and squares-combining the two elements of curve and square in the most rigorous way to achieve a perfect balance. The master watchmaker made an in-depth exploration to find the best proportion of this styling watch, which just rightly outlined the curve.
The three-round, rounded exterior of the 18K pink gold case is a signature feature of this watch. These three layers of outer edges give the case a vibrant look, and the uniform contrast of edges and rounded corners shines smartly. The case is like a multi-faceted diamond that reflects the light, showing different lines and levels of beauty. The shadows and bright parts seem to breathe life into the watch, showing the vivid beauty to the fullest. The slightly arched sapphire crystal also reveals the same dynamic charm.
The design of the dial follows Vacheron Constantin’s fine watchmaking tradition, and the center is decorated with hand-engraved carvings. The geometric pattern on the dial is a reproduction of the original design, highlighting the chic case shape. The fine hollow pearl-shaped minute scale is subtly placed on the 18K gold dial, showing elegance. The square design of the case has always been the focus of attention of viewers. The dial also has a silver-plated milky surface finish. The fine and tight lines and optical effects prove the great effort of the watch master.
The dimensions of the case are 36.4 mm x 43 mm and the thickness is 8.9 mm. While ensuring durability, the watch is not too heavy and is particularly comfortable to wear. The sturdy caseback provides the wearer with the space to create a personalized watch, and the half-Maltese cross design pin buckle crocodile leather
The strap is firmly secured.
Meets the latest standards of the Geneva Seal
The new Toledo 1951 watch uses the famous 2460SC movement, developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin. The self-winding mechanical movement has a vibration frequency of 28,800 times per hour, and is equipped with a 22K gold rotor, ensuring that the watch has a power reserve of about 40 hours. Following the tradition of movement manufacturing in Vacheron Constantin’s watchmaking workshops, the splints are hand-cut and beveled, the edges are hand-filed, and each screw is carefully polished.
The new Toledo 1951 watch uses the famous 2460SC movement, developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin.
This watch meets the latest standards of the Geneva Seal. Founded in 1886 by the General Assembly of the Canton of Geneva, the Geneva Seal is a guarantee of origin, quality craftsmanship, durability and expertise. In 2011, this one-of-a-kind quality certification has undergone a radical improvement: it is no longer limited to the movement, but to the entire watch. This is a major innovation of the Geneva mark certification, and Vacheron Constantin will always uphold the spirit of the mark and fully meet the increasingly stringent needs and higher expectations of customers.
Vacheron Constantin hopes to have the honor to start a dialogue with collectors and loyal fans through the Historiques historical masterpiece series. From these perspectives, the new Toledo 1951 watch will introduce a fascinating new topic to this ongoing discussion.