The Traditionnelle watch is heir to a longstanding watchmaking tradition and pays tribute to longstanding expertise acquired over a period of almost 260 years by the Manufacture Vacheron Constantin. A case middle with clear-cut lines, a slender bezel, a knurled motif surrounding the screw-down case-back fitted with a sapphire crystal, dauphine hands: the Traditionnelle watch forcefully displays its classic and timeless character.
The original chapter ring entirely set with baguette-cut diamonds totalling approximately 0.3 carats becomes a style feature that puts the watch firmly on-trend.
This timepiece meets the demanding requirements of the Hallmark of Geneva – the highest benchmark in the field of Haute Horlogerie testifying to the quality, craftsmanship and reliability of an exceptional timepiece produced within the territory of the Canton of Geneva.
At the heart of its case ticks the ultra-thin self-winding 1120 movement. Developed and produced in- house by Vacheron Constantin, it beats at a frequency of 2.75 Hz (19,800 vibrations/hour) and has an approximately 40-hour power reserve. Its finishing and construction are a testament to its finely crafted nature. Not only are the main flat surfaces of the movement adorned with a meticulous “Côtes de Genève” motif, but all their sharp angles are bevelled and hand-polished – as too are the screw heads.
To accommodate this demonstration of mechanical virtuosity in the style it deserves, Vacheron Constantin created the 950 platinum case of its new Traditionnelle model based on two criteria that are rarely associated. While the elegantly slender profile is akin to a classical design, the 41 mm diameter lends it a resolutely contemporary dimension. Finally, the exhibition case-back is fitted with a sapphire crystal providing a chance to admire the movement as well as its openworked Maltese cross-shaped oscillating weight.
Setting the perfect finishing touch to this model, Vacheron Constantin has equipped its new Traditionnelle with dark blue Mississippiensis alligator leather secured by a 950 platinum pin buckle.