TRADITIONAL COMPLETE CALENDAR
CREME DE LA CREME
Here, the exception is the rule. A noble material, craftsmanship worthy of luxury watchmaking and practical complications are all combined to meet the needs of aficionados.
Since 2006, Vacheron Constantin has provided collectors with exclusive limited editions in the Excellence Platine Collection. Sometimes simple, sometimes complicated, all the watches in the collection have a case and dial made of Pt 950 platinum and are worn with a dark blue alligator leather strap that is hand-sewn with platinum and silk threads. The 100 pieces of the Traditional Complete Calendar are no exception. The sword-shaped hour and minute hands are housed in this elegant setting, along with slender hour markers and a central second hand. Two symmetrical counters show the day and the month. A central blue hand makes its way around a circular date track. At 6 o’clock, an engraved moon phase that needs to be corrected only once every 122 years and a lunar month indicator round off the information in an attractive and ethereal way.
The 41mm-wide case may not be extremely thin, but it still stands out with a width of just 10.7mm. It houses the calibre 2460 QCL and its 308 components driving all the time functions. The automatic movement also provides the model with a power reserve of 40 hours. When you turn the watch over, the gold guilloché rotor is visible through the sapphire glass.
The level of craftsmanship on display means that the Traditional Complete Calendar from the Excellence Platine Collection has the Geneva Seal certification.
Price: 68,500 EUR vacheron-constantin.com
By Dan Diaconu
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