14
January
2019
|
08:30
Europe/Amsterdam

SIHH 19: Shade of blue, New Fiftysix® models

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  • A new dial colour: petrol blue

  • A retro-contemporary style for an elegant watch designed for daily wear

  • A modern interpretation of the iconic Reference 6073, launched in 1956 and inspired by the Maltese cross


Casually styled and eminently suited to daily wear, the Fiftysix collection welcomes two new models.

Launched in 2018 at London’s legendary Abbey Road Studios in the company of Benjamin Clementine – one of the talents personifying the collection in the new Vacheron Constantin communication campaign –, Fiftysix is revisiting the codes of an iconic 1956 model. The models unveiled to date are now joined by a version featuring a petrol blue dial specifically developed for this collection. The epitome of relaxed elegance, this shade lends a noble touch to the masculine wardrobe, and will now attire the dials of the Fiftysix self-winding and Fiftysix complete calendar models.

Fiftysix complete calendar

Equipped with a self-winding movement, the Fiftysix complete calendar watch displays the date, day and month as well as a precision moon-phase indication offering 122 years of accuracy. Calibre 2460 also features a stop-seconds system. The sector-type dial composes an extremely legible face, punctuated by a chapter ring with Arabic numerals – a fairly rare occurrence at Vacheron Constantin – and graced with opaline, sunburst and snailed finishing adorning the centre and graced with an opaline centre and sunburst rim. The subtly omnipresent Maltese cross also appears on the integrated crown and dial, as well as on the new 22K pink gold oscillating weight, and even more discreetly in the lug design.

Fiftysix self-winding

This distinctive personality, offering a modern take on the style of the 1950s, is picked up on the Fiftysix self-winding. Its movement visible through the transparent sapphire crystal caseback is equipped with a stop-seconds device enabling extremely accurate time-setting. In terms of the exterior, the baton-type hands and white gold hour-markers coated with Super-LumiNova® make a perfect match with the 40 mm-diameter stainless steel case. One distinctive final detail that is sure to delight connoisseurs is the box-type crystal topping the bezel and preserving the intrinsically retro-contemporary style of the Fiftysix collection.

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TECHNICAL DATA

FIFTYSIX® complete calendar

Reference 4000E/000A-B548

Calibre
2460 QCL/1
Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
Mechanical, self-winding
29 mm (11¼’’’) diameter, 5.4 mm thick
Approximately 40 hours of power reserve
4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)
308 components
27 jewels
Hallmark of Geneva

Indications
Hours, minutes, central seconds
Complete calendar (day of the week, date, month)
Precision moon phase
Age of the moon

Case
Stainless steel
40 mm diameter, 11.6 mm thick
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Water-resistance tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx. 30 meters)

Dial
Petrol blue, opaline centre, sunburst exterior
18K white gold Arabic numerals
18K white gold hour-markers highlighted by a white luminescent material
18K white gold moons

Strap
Blue Mississippiensis alligator leather with calf inner shell and tone-on-tone stitching, square scales

Clasp
Stainless steel folding clasp
Polished half Maltese cross-shaped

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FIFTYSIX® self-winding

Reference 4600E/000A-B487

Calibre
1326
Manufacture calibre
Mechanical, self-winding
26.2 mm (11 ¼ ’’’) diameter, 4.3 mm thick
Approximately 48 hours of power reserve
4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)
142 components
25 jewels

Indications
Hours, minutes, central seconds
Date

Case
Stainless steel
40 mm diameter, 9.6 mm thick
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Water-resistant tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx. 30 metres)

Dial
Petrol blue, opaline centre, sunburst exterior
18K white gold Arabic numerals
18K white gold hour-markers highlighted by a white luminescent material

Strap
Dark blue Mississippiensis alligator leather with calf inner shell and tone-on-tone stitching, square scales

Clasp
Stainless steel folding clasp
Polished half Maltese cross-shaped