PHOENIX AND DRAGON
Mythological creatures come to life through the craftsmanship dear to the Geneva manufacturer on the faces of three limited editions of only 16 pieces.
As the new lunar cycle approaches and the Chinese New Year begins, legendary animals appear in spectacular settings. Whether on a silver-tinted dial, an alternative with a dark blue, or a deep black obtained by galvanic treatment, this year a dragon and a phoenix in finely chiseled gold, arranged as an applique, grace Vacheron Constantin’s Traditionnelle Tourbillon Chinois watches. The design is encircled by a bezel decorated with an arabesque pattern reminiscent of clouds. Other intricate engravings embellish the case middle. Each of the 16 timepieces in this exclusive series highlights the expertise of the craftsmen as well as the dexterity of the manufacturer’s watchmakers in designing high-performance calibers.
The self-winding 2160/1 movement, consisting of 188 components, has a substantial power reserve of 80 hours. In addition to the small second hand housed on the regulating mechanism’s cage, it has a peripheral oscillating weight visible through the sapphire back. This movement is also remarkable for its exemplary finishing and its thinness of only 5.65mm. This slim design enables it to integrate a rose gold case measuring 41mm in diameter and 11.21mm thick. Its case is equipped with a brown, blue, or black alligator leather wristband, depending on the version, closed with a folding clasp. Certified with the Poinçon de Genève, the Traditionnelle Tourbillon timepieces pay a sophisticated tribute to Chinese mythology.