Few watchmakers have had as full a yr as Vacheron Constantin. With standard updates to its sport-luxury Abroad assortment, an unprecedented classic revival milestone in its American 1921 Pièce Distinctive, and main enterprise developments, together with the opening of its luxurious New York Metropolis flagship boutique, the historic Swiss maison has been on a critical riff — the latest proof coming this previous September with the launch of the Abroad “Everest” Restricted Editions.
Vacheron’s constructive momentum continues with the revealing of its newest regular-production timepiece, the Traditionnelle Full Calendar. The brand new mannequin is a white-gold-cased, gray-dialed replace to the bottom design of the identical identify, and the most recent model of one of many manufacture’s signature problems, known as an entire calendar or, extra merely, as a triple calendar with a moon-phase — on this case a moon-phase correct for 122 years from the time of its correct setting.
Whereas it encompasses a pretty uncommon complication, the Full Calendar nonetheless joins the bigger Traditionnelle assortment, which together with the model’s Patrimony household consists of principally “conventional” fashions, as per its identify. The Traditionnelle line additionally options a few of Vacheron’s most esteemed work in design, manufacturing, and ending, that includes a sublime vary of difficult watches, together with tourbillon chronographs, perpetual calendars, and day-dates, together with occasional forays into the avant-garde in fashions just like the Traditionnelle Twin Beat Perpetual Calendar. The watch is the most recent replace to the Traditionalle assortment following this previous spring’s Break up-Seconds Chronograph Extremely-Skinny, a platinum-cased timepiece that joined the unique Assortment Excéllence Platine.
Like different fashions within the classically designed collection, the case and lugs of the Traditionnelle Full Calendar are within the “Étage” model, whereas its sapphire exhibition sapphire caseback is stylized with a signature fluted edge. Different telltale components of the gathering seem on the dial, together with the railway-type minute observe, dauphine hour and minute arms, and “bâtons de Genève” hour markers— the utilized particulars and arms all double-faceted and product of 18k white gold.
Whereas firmly that includes a design acquainted to earlier watches within the Traditionnelle assortment, the Full Calendar definitively has its personal identification because of the distinctive combo of metals, colorways, and its namesake complication. It measures 41 mm in diameter by 10.7 mm thick on the wrist, its 18k white-gold case waterproof to 30 meters and completed all through with fantastic sharpening.
The dial beneath the sapphire crystal is comparatively understated in its look and classical in its composition, showcasing a few of Vacheron Constantin’s finest recognized historic model signatures. The dial is subtly sectored, its periphery that includes an analog date ring with a brushed end, its foremost inside part sporting a extra matte floor that the model whimsically dubs a “velvet end.” The whole calendar show consists of the analog date ring, the day and month in parallel above the horizontal axis, and the moon-phase indicator on the 6 o’clock place with a scale from “0” to “29 ½” in reference to the exact form of the moon in its present place within the lunar cycle.
The intriguing motion behind the sapphire exhibition caseback is the manufacture Caliber 2460 QCL/1, which is predicated upon Vacheron Constantin’s esteemed caliber 2450. Meticulously completed, the automated motion is made up of 308 parts, beats at a frequency of 28,800 vph, and is able to a 40-hour energy reserve. A 22K gold openworked rotor powers the watch, alongside the famed Hallmark of Geneva that attests to its high-horology standing.
The Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Full Calendar is on the market through licensed Vacheron Constantin boutiques and priced at $41,300.
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