03
July
2017
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11:23
Europe/Amsterdam

Slate grey faces for the six new models joining the Traditionnelle collection

Newsfacts:
  • Pink gold cases and slate grey dials
  • Manufacture mechanical movements, manual-winding and self-winding
  • Geneva watchmaking tradition expressed in a contemporary spirit

Slate grey makes its entrance on the dials of six Traditionnelle creations available with 18K 5N pink gold cases. A modern and elegant style for models combining technical sophistication and distinctive watchmaking characteristics, interpreted through a range of varied horological complications.

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.

Embodying a contemporary expression of the grand Geneva watchmaking tradition, each model houses a Manufacture mechanical movement, manual-winding or self-winding depending on the model and adorned with exquisite hand-crafted finishing. Showcasing the full spectrum of the watchmaking art, from simple displays to the most sophisticated complications, this line pays tribute to the technical and aesthetic expertise of Vacheron Constantin, enriched by almost three centuries of uninterrupted activity.

Grand Complication masterpieces

Traditionnelle calibre 2755 and Traditionnelle 14-day tourbillon

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 testifying to fine craftsmanship and horological excellence.

Understated refinement

Traditionnelle with ultra-thin self-winding caliber, Traditionnelle day-date and power reserve, Traditionnelle with simple display – manual-winding or self-winding

The Traditionnelle collection comprises sophisticated creations as well as simple and elegant models. This new range attired in 18K 5N pink gold and slate-grey tones represents its most up-to-date expression, through 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 understated yet refined 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.

TECHNICAL DATA

 

Traditionnelle calibre 2755
Reference

80172/000R-B406
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepiece

Calibre

2755 QP
Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
Mechanical, manual-winding
33.9 mm (14 3⁄4’’’) diameter, 7.9 mm thick
Approximately 58 hours of power reserve
2.5 Hz (18,000 vibrations/hour)
602 components
40 jewels

Indications

Hours, minutes
Small seconds on tourbillon carriage
Minute repeater
Tourbillon
Perpetual calendar (day of the week, date, month and leap year)
Power reserve indicator (on the back of the watch)

Case

18K 5N pink gold
44 mm diameter, 13.54 mm thick
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback

Dial

Slate-coloured opaline
18K 5N pink gold applied hour-markers

Strap

Black Mississippiensis alligator leather strap with alligator leather inner shell, hand-stitched, saddle-finish, large square scales

Clasp

18K 5N folding clasp
Polished half Maltese cross-shaped

Presentation box
& accessories

Presentation box with winder, delivered with a corrector & accessories pen, magnifying glass and the resonator of sound "La Musique du Temps" enhancing the sound and the harmony notes of Vacheron Constantin minute repeaters

 

TECHNICAL DATA

 

Traditionnelle 14-day tourbillon
Reference

89000/000R-B407
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepiece

Calibre

2260
Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
Mechanical, manual-winding
29.1 mm (12 3⁄4’’’) diameter, 6.8 mm thick
Approximately 336 hours of power reserve
2.5 Hz (18,000 vibrations/hour)
231 components
31 jewels

Indications

Hours, minutes
Small seconds on tourbillon carriage
Tourbillon
Power reserve indicator

Case

18K 5N pink gold
42 mm diameter, 12.22 mm thick
Transparent sapphire crystal casebackWater-resistance tested at a pressure of 3
bar (approx. 30 metres)

Dial

Slate-coloured opaline
18K 5N pink gold applied hour-markers

Strap

Black Mississippiensis alligator leather strap with alligator leather inner shell, hand-stitched, saddle-finish, large square scales

Clasp

18K 5N pink gold folding clasp
Polished half Maltese cross-shaped

Limited edition of 10 numbered pieces
“Limited Edition” and “X/10” engraved on the caseback

TECHNICAL DATA

 

Traditionnelle day-date and power reserve
Reference

85290/000R-B405
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepiece

Calibre

2475 SC
Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
Mechanical, self-winding
26.2 mm (11 1⁄2’’’) diameter, 5.7 mm thick
Approximately 40 hours of power reserve
4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)
264 components
27 jewels

Indications

Hours, minutes, center seconds
Day of the week and date
Power reserve indicator

Case

18K 5N pink gold
39.5 mm diameter, 10.65 mm thick
Transparent sapphire crystal casebackWater-resistance tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx. 30 metres)

Dial

Slate-coloured opaline
18K 5N pink gold applied hour-markers

Strap

Black Mississippiensis alligator leather strap with alligator leather inner shell, hand-stitched, saddle-finish, large square scales

Buckle

18K 5N pink gold buckle
Polished half Maltese cross-shaped

AccessoryDelivered with a corrector pen

Limited edition of 10 numbered pieces“Limited Edition” and “X/10” engraved on the caseback

TECHNICAL DATA

 

Traditionnelle 
Reference

43075/000R-B404
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepiece

Calibre

1120
Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
Mechanical, self-winding, ultra-thin
28.4 mm (12 1⁄2’’’) diameter, 2.45 mm thick
Approximately 40 hours of power reserve
2.75 Hz (19,800 vibrations/hour)
144 components
36 jewels

Indications

Hours, minutes

Case

18K 5N pink gold
41 mm diameter, 7.26 mm thick
Transparent sapphire crystal casebackWater-resistance tested at a pressure of 3
bar (approx. 30 metres)

Dial

Slate-coloured opaline
18K 5N pink gold applied hour-markers

Strap

Black Mississippiensis alligator leather strap with alligator leather inner shell, hand-stitched, saddle-finish, large square scales

Buckle

18K 5N pink gold buckle
Polished half Maltese cross-shaped

TECHNICAL DATA

 

Traditionnelle 
Reference

87172/000R-B403
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepiece

Calibre

2455
Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
Mechanical, self-winding
26.2 mm (11 1⁄4’’’) diameter, 3.6 mm thick
Approximately 40 hours of power reserve
4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)
194 components
27 jewels

Indications

Hours, minutes
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
Date

Case

18K 5N pink gold
38 mm diameter, 8 mm thick
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Water-resistance tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx. 30 metres)

Dial

Slate-coloured opaline
18K 5N pink gold applied hour-markers

Strap

Black Mississippiensis alligator leather strap with alligator leather inner shell, hand-stitched, saddle-finish, large square scales

Buckle

18K 5N pink gold buckle
Polished half Maltese cross-shaped

TECHNICAL DATA

 

Traditionnelle 
Reference

82172/000R-B402
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepiece

Calibre

4400 AS
Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
Mechanical, manual-winding
28.6 mm (12 1⁄2’’’), diameter, 2.8 mm thick
Approximately 65 hours of power reserve
4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)
127 components
21 jewels

Indications

Hours, minutes, small seconds at 6 o’clock

Case

18K 5N pink gold
38 mm diameter, 7.77 mm thick
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Water-resistance tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx. 30 metres)

Dial

Slate-coloured opaline
18K 5N pink gold applied hour-markers

Strap

Black Mississippiensis alligator leather strap with alligator leather inner shell, hand-stitched, saddle-finish, large square scales

Buckle

18K 5N pink gold buckle
Polished half Maltese cross-shaped