The original ¿American¿ was introduced by Vacheron Constantin in 1919 with an unusual dial shifted 45° from its normal orientation. It carried an R.A 11 lignes Nouveau Amerique movement which originally designed for a pendant watch as the idea of wristwatch was at its infancy back then. In 1921, the dial was modified, making it more suitable for right-handed wearer, and named ¿American 1921¿.According to our reserch only 12 examples of this model, the original 1919 American, were made.
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