EFFECTIVE USE OF COLOR
Successfully spark desire. For the Geneva-based manufacture, the stratagem’s all about magnifying the exclusive character of its dual-complication timepiece by infusing it with a new, refined look.
Certain shades exist that perpetually add a dash of elegance. One of these is salmon pink that adorned the classiest dials in the 1950s. Recently, this orange-tinged color has taken pride of place on a handful of exceptional pieces such as this sublime Vacheron Constantin variation unveiled during the last edition of Watches & Wonders in Geneva. As such, the Traditionnelle Perpetual Calendar Chronograph, dressed up in this tone, discloses its new mellowed face. On it, we discover a host of perfectly-readable time data. In addition to the hour and minute hands, the perpetual calendar springs to life through two apertures at 12 o’clock displaying the day and the month. A counter at 6 o’clock features the date. Short-cycle time is measured by the blue direct-drive and 30-minute totalizer set at 3 o’clock. The Moon phases add a touch of poetry to this compilation of information. What’s more, the existence of a tachymetric scale gifts the watch with a sporty air.
This reference is driven by the 1142QP caliber, just like the previous versions. This hand-wound movement, assembled using some 324 components including a column wheel dedicated to the chronograph function, delivers a power reserve of 48 hours. This complex mechanism nestles in the 43 mm-diameter platinum case. The excellent craftsmanship of this colored Traditionnelle Perpetual Calendar Chronograph has been certified with the Geneva Seal (Poinçon de Genève).