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A platinum Traditionnelle from Vacheron Constantin
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A platinum Traditionnelle from Vacheron Constantin

Friday, 22 February 2019
By The FHH Journal editors
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Vacheron Constantin introduced the Excellence Platine collection in 2006 as a reminder of platinum’s special status in prestige watchmaking. Latest to join this exclusive circle is a platinum version of the famed Traditionnelle with manual winding.

The Traditionnelle manual-winding watch symbolises the Vacheron Constantin spirit, as much through its understated, elegant design as in its respect for the values of Fine Watchmaking. This model is now presented in an all-platinum version that is joining the prestigious Collection Excellence Platine, much appreciated by collectors with a penchant for exclusive models. This new timepiece will be available in an individually numbered 75-piece limited edition. With the exception of the hour-markers and hands crafted from white gold, the entire watch – case, dial, crown and strap buckle – is made of 950 platinum. Adding an ultimate touch of refinement, the stitching of the dark blue alligator leather strap is created from interwoven platinum and silk thread.

Traditionnelle manual-winding watch © Vacheron Constantin
Traditionnelle manual-winding watch © Vacheron Constantin

On a dial with a sandblasted finish, punctuated by slim applied hour-markers, a railway-type minute track and a small seconds display at 6 o’clock ensure a remarkable visual balance. The “Pt950” inscription between 4 and 5 o’clock discreetly indicates that this model belongs to the Collection Excellence Platine. Inside the 38mm diameter case beats a movement that also honours the Fine Watchmaking tradition in terms of both precision and reliability. Displaying its remarkable hand-finished details through a transparent sapphire crystal caseback, the in-house manual-winding 4400 AS calibre is endowed with a 65-hour power reserve.

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