A SURE SHOT
This model with its timeless style, which perfectly embodies the Geneva manufacture’s spirit, is unveiled this year with a new up-to-the-minute predominant chromatic hue.
Less is more, as lovers of understated design like to remind us. The adornments of the new monochrome variation of Vacheron Constantin’s Traditionnelle Tourbillon watch must therefore be on a par with their stylistic standards. Inside the 41 mm-diameter, 10.4 mm-high slimline platinum case, a satin-brushed sunburst-finish green dial reigns supreme. The dauphine-type white-gold hour and minute hand duo hovers over an hour chapter made up exclusively of indexes. This well-spaced and somewhat-contrasted scenography gives pride of place to the regulating device twirling in its carriage at 6 o’clock.
The elegant composition as such showcases the tourbillon mechanism embraced in the ultra-slender, 5.65 mm-high selfwinding movement. The 2160/1 caliber unveils a host of its components via the sapphire-crystal caseback, in particular its peripheral oscillating weight. This accurate device is also a great performer. It beats at 18,000 vibrations an hour, a pace that conjures up yesteryear’s pocket watches. And, it boasts a rather generous power reserve of around 80 hours. To set off its exquisite look, this Traditionnelle Tourbillon version is complemented by a matching-colored large-scaled alligator strap attached by a platinum folding clasp. The craftsmanship of its mechanism assembled using some 188 components and its reliability have been honored with the stringent Poinçon de Genève (Geneva Seal) certification.