With SIHH 2018 opening its doors on Monday, Vacheron Constantin presents the Collection Excellence Platine this time featuring the complete calendar. Equipped with an in-house caliber, this classic new Traditionnelle watch is crafted in platinum right the way through to the stitching of its strap. It’s produced in an exclusive series of 100 individually numbered pieces.

Since 2006, through the Collection Excellence Platine concept, Vacheron Constantin has been offering collectors exceptional watches, ranging from the simplest to the most complex and all are issued in limited editions. The signature of this range is the 950 platinum chosen for the case, the sand-blasted dial bearing the secret “Pt950” inscription between 4 and 5 o’clock, the folding clasp and even the topstitching on the dark blue alligator leather strap.

The watch displays an “Etagé” or stepped case and lugs, a fluted case-back, a railway-type minute track, Dauphine-type hours and minutes hands, as well as “bâtons de Genève” hour-markers: the codes of the Traditionnelle collection are all present and punctuated by gold bi-facetted hands and hour-markers.

The pure display makes a perfect match with the blue Arabic numerals gracing the date and other calendar indications, while the platinum moon disc sets the seal on the unique nature of this model.

Water-resistant to 30 meters, the 41 mm-diameter case of the Traditionnelle complete calendar Collection Excellence Platine houses the 308 components of Caliber 2460 QCL, a mechanical self-winding movement entirely developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin.

Equipped with a 22 carats gold oscillating weight, the movement beats at a frequency of 4 Hz with a 40-hour power reserve while driving the central hours, minutes and seconds, complete calendar (day, date and month), precision moon phase and age of the moon.

The accurate moon-phase indication requires just one adjustment every 122 years (compared with three years for a simple moon phase).

Finally, this exceptional watch crafted in a 100-piece limited edition, comes on a dark blue alligator leather strap, hand-stitched with 950 platinum and silk thread and secured by a polished half Maltese cross-shaped folding clasp in 950 platinum. The watch will retail at 69,000 Euros.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Case: 41mm diameter x 10.72mm thick – 950 platinum, polished – sapphire crystal on both sides – 30m water resistant
  • Dial: solid 950 platinum, Sand-blasted – 18K white gold applied hour-markers and Platinum moon-phase disc
  • Movement: Calibre 2460 QCL, in-house – Hallmark of Geneva – self-winding – 4Hz frequency – 40h power reserve – hours, minutes, seconds, date, day of the week, month, age of the moon
  • Strap: blue alligator leather with platinum folding clasp
  • Reference: 4010T/000P-B345
  • Limited Edition: 100 pieces
  • Price: EUR 69,000

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