Launched at SIHH 2011, the Historiques Aronde 1954 by Vacheron Constantin is a wristwatch with an original rectangular case. It is based on an emblematic model from the rich heritage of the Genevan brand. . 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.