THE ART OF PERFORMANCE AND PRECISION
This timepiece offers watchmaking culture a new expressive playground where it can thrive, transmit one-of-a-kind savoir-faire and invite to discover a new page of passionate history.
The Geneva manufacture invites us on another spectacular date with fine watchmaking by uniting a majestic tourbillon and a monopusher chronograph. This exceptional timepiece embraces Vacheron Constantin’s very best in a decisively-classic style. As such, the silvered-opaline dial of the Traditionnelle Tourbillon Chronograph with its pared-down décor hosts the regulating device coupled with a small seconds and graced with a very large opening at 12 o’clock. Its carriage is inspired by the Maltese Cross. An indicator set at 6 o’clock displays the energy available (65-hour power reserve) whilst a specific 45-minute totalizer at 3 o’clock along with the central direct-drive display elapsed time. These clear, easy-to-read features are encircled by a tachymetric scale.
The 42.5 mm-diameter, 11.7 mm-thick rose gold, boasting refined elegance, is the perfect host for the caliber 3200 unveiled to celebrate the brand’s 260th anniversary. In addition to its extreme accuracy, a single tap is all it takes on the crown-integrated pusher for this hand-wound mechanism to measure short-cycle time. Stop and reset functions work in the same way. The sapphire-crystal caseback invites to admire the outstanding bridges, workings and finishes of the complex mechanism assembled using some 292 components. The Traditionnelle Tourbillon Chronograph was granted Hallmark of Geneva certification (Poinçon de Genève), proof of high quality, for its craftsmanship.
The watch is worn on an alligator strap adorned with large square-shaped scales and attached by a folding clasp.
By Dan Diaconu