A round stepped case, slim bezel and fluted caseback; a railway-track minute circle, “bâtons de Genève” applied hour-markers and Dauphine-type hands: the new models combine the signature characteristics of the Traditionnelle collection. The warm glow of 18K 5N pink gold beautifully offsets the slate-grey shade of the opaline dial, teamed with an elegant black alligator leather strap. Each model houses a Manufacture mechanical movement, manual-winding or self-winding depending on the model and adorned with exquisite hand-crafted finishing.
Grand Complication masterpieces
Graced with a generously sized 44 or 42 mm-diameter pink gold case, two masterpieces –Traditionnelle calibre 2755 and Traditionnelle 14-day tourbillon – demonstrate a rare degree of complexity and technical accomplishment. The first unites three major Fine Watchmaking complications: a tourbillon, a perpetual calendar and a minute repeater with centripetal flying strike governor. The second equally exclusive model also features an openworked tourbillon shaped like a Maltese cross, the Vacheron Constantin emblem, and boasts an impressive 14-day power reserve thanks to four series-coupled barrels. These exceptional creations are equipped with equally outstanding mechanisms in the form of mechanical manual-winding movements developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin and graced with traditional finishing.
This new range attired in 18K 5N pink gold and slate-grey tones in also represented by an array of watches equipped with classic functions: hours and minutes for the Traditionnelle with ultra-thin self-winding caliber; central seconds, day, date and power-reserve indication for the Traditionnelle day-date and power reserve; small seconds at 9 o’clock and date for the Traditionnelle with simple display. These three models are powered by mechanical self-winding movements visible through the sapphire crystal caseback. One of them houses Caliber 1120, an ultra-thin movement developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin, comprising 144 parts and measuring just 2.45 mm thick. The line-up of new interpretations is complemented by a final manual-winding variation indicating the hours, minutes and small seconds at 6 o’clock, for an almost three-day power reserve.