We are privileged to announce that a handsome new watch from Vacheron Constantin has just arrived in store at Watches of Switzerland Perth. Presented in warm 18K 5N pink gold, the Traditionnelle complete calendar is a contemporary dress watch displaying everything essential in the famed Genevan manufacture’s subtle style. As one of the marque’s most sought-after models, we expect its presence in our Boutique will be limited, so don’t defer. To encourage, we’ve collected the following details for your consideration.
Vacheron Constantin is the world’s oldest watch Manufacture, in continuous production for over 260 years. Throughout its history, the company has managed to not only maintain its place of prestige amongst the ‘Holy Trinity’ (or ‘Big Three’) of Swiss Watchmaking, but also continues to lead from the front in the world of haute horology. Suffice to say, this is a brand for true connoisseurs.
The Traditionnelle complete calendar provides an excellent example of why this is so. Although not Vacheron Constantin’s most complicated model – that’s a very high bar indeed – it still displays all the characteristics the brand is known and loved for. For a start, the 41mm round case in 18K 5N pink gold is beautifully constructed and boasts a mirror polish finish. The delicately shaped lugs, combined with a dark brown alligator leather strap, ensure a comfortable fit on the wrist.
“…this is a brand for true connoisseurs.”
The real story though is the dial. A lot of information is on display here, yet the dial remains uncluttered and attractive. The viewer never feels overwhelmed nor do they have to struggle to tell one indication from another. The time – hours, minutes and seconds – are displayed centrally by expertly bevelled hands in matching pink gold. Likewise, the polished baton markers for the hours are also hewn from this warm precious metal. An accompanying chapter ring for the minutes makes it easy to precisely read the time.
Next comes the calendar indications. As the name suggests, this is a complete calendar watch, meaning all indications are on display simultaneously. Not to be confused with an annual calendar, which only requires adjusting once a year on the 1st of March. Around the outer periphery of the dial is the date ring, with the current date indicated by a pointer hand with a crescent head. Next, we have the day of the week and the month, shown via apertures just above 9 o’clock and 3 o’clock respectively. Lastly, adding a dash of colour to the dial, is the precision pink gold moon phase display just above 6 o’clock. The remarkably accurate moon-phase indication requires just one adjustment every 122 years (compared with 3 years for a standard version).
Inside is the manufacture calibre 2460 QCL, an automatic movement comprised of 308 parts and turning on 27 jewels. Expertly finished by Vacheron Constantin’s in-house artisans, it bears the Hallmark of Geneva, the ultimate seal of quality and excellence. The inner workings of this complex beauty can be viewed at length through the sapphire display back.
Watches of Switzerland is proud to be an Official Vacheron Constantin Retailer at our Perth Boutique. Please enquire now for an introduction to this exemplary brand or to organise a viewing of the Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle complete calendar.