Vacheron Constantin Historiques Ultra-Fine 1955: 5y review
As a recovering watches-addict
I am enjoying my past purchases. Here is the Vacheron Constantin Historiques Ultra-Fine 1955 bought in late 2015.
You might think that this is just a dress watch.
I think that is much more: an elegant every day watch (but of course not for the beach or sports!) not just for the office but -- especially relevant in 2020 -- the home office.
It fits particularly wear if you wear a formal shirt (which many do even in home office. Being at home doesn't always mean being dressed down when you work).
I would say that in the past these watches would see the light just in special occasion: the opera, a special event. But I think that every day is special!
But now some photos including the movement:
With many watches I didn't wear this as much as I would have liked but I plan to give to this watch a bit more wrist time
I don't think is a watch for everyone (e.g. in the same style the Patrimony Manual Winding is not very thick either and at a much better price) but it is a gorgeous piece perhaps more for the connoisseur that really wants a very thin watch with smaller proportions.
In the past 5 years though this watch has been a very trusted companion for all these days when I felt that "less is more"
The strap is also fantastic. Very soft, shiny black fits perfectly with the watch and confers a lot of character.
The movement gives us a bit of an explanation on why this is truly different than a patrimony: the movement is in gold and thinner than a 20 Swiss cents coin.