First unveiled some two decades ago and redesigned in 2016, Vacheron Constantin's Overseas collection returns centre-stage with a three-hand version and a chronograph, both with a black dial.
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This past weekend in Miami, Florida, the first ever Watches & Wonders Miami took place in and around Palm Court in the Miami Design District. This event marked the first time a Watches & Wonders exhibition had been staged in America, and – judging by the success of the show—it won’t be the last.
Introduced in the summer of 2017, the 36mm Patrimony returns in a white gold case. Inside is Vacheron Constantin's Calibre 2450 Q6.
Vacheron Constantin's Les Métiers d’Art Les Aérostiers collection is a tribute to the adventurers who, at the end of the eighteenth century, dared to defy the laws of gravity. Copied from historic drawings, the dials beautifully render five hot-air balloons that took to the skies in France between 1783 and 1785.
Should we really be asking what time we have on our wrist? With so many devices to keep us punctual, the luxury watch becomes an ideal canvas for expressing a different vision of time. As well as exceptional mechanisms, SIHH is also the backdrop for poetry, philosophy, even provocation.
The vintage tidal wave that began two years ago is showing no sign of receding. Old-school curves are out in force at virtually every brand. These icons from the past are also the lynchpins of new collections.
After two difficult years, a new era of rationalisation has dawned. Brands have simplified their collections, put their more extravagant creations on hold, and cut back on the métiers d'art. This year's SIHH reveals how fine watch firms are reining it in as they set out to reconquer markets.
Taking reference 6073 from 1956 as its cue, Vacheron Constantin has launched the Fiftysix collection with a first salvo of three watches. They include this day-date model with its appealing modern-retro style.