An aesthetic symbol displaying great mechanical skill, a tourbillon cage decorated with a Maltese cross now animates the dial of a watch certified by the Geneva Seal.
At the 2018 SIHH (Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie) in Geneva, Vacheron Constantin introduced a new collection, the FiftySix. The aim was clear: to give new customers a chance to access the world of a brand symbolising excellence. The task was allotted to the first automatic model without the Geneva Seal certification, and providing all the main time elements, hours, minutes and date. Now, as summer draws to a close, a new model has been added to the range and actually to head it, since this is the first model with a high complication, the FiftySix Tourbillon. As the name suggests, the self-winding movement includes the famous regulating tool invented by Breguet. While the aim of a tourbillon is to cancel out the effects of gravity, it has always acted as a strong attraction for lovers of luxury watchmaking. The new reference should be no exception.
Visually, the watch has all the assets associated with the collection and is housed in a pink gold 41mm-wide case. The overall effect is refined and elegant. For the calibre, Vacheron Constantin has rolled out its skills around an extra-flat composition (just 5.65mm thick), equipped with a peripheral winding rotor. The calibre design results in a certain finesse, but also provides the watch with 80 hours of power reserve.
But there is no need to hurry off to your favourite Vacheron Constantin store, since the FiftySix Tourbillon will only be available exclusively in the brand’s boutiques from spring 2019!
Price: 99,000 EUR exc. VAT vacheron-constantin.com
By Dan Diaconu
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