The Traditionelle collection of Vacheron Constantin welcomes an exclusive version of the world time model presented in 2011. This watch combines an enamelled miniature wold map, a platinum case and 37 time zones and is a limited edition.
This travel watch with a three-part dial is adorned with a hand-enamelled gold world map. Depicted in subtly graded shades of blue, the seas and continents composed a miniature work resulting from craftsmanship and brimming with graphic details and depth effects.
A blend of artisanal refinement and perfect technical mastery, the new Traditionelle world time is distinguished by its user friendliness enhanced by the crown-operated activation of all functions.
Crafted in opaque enamel and grisaille enamel, its dial highlights the horological expertise of the Manufacture. The distinctive world time display, composed of three superimposed discs, is enhanced by a miniature enamelled gold world map.
The seas, portrayed in an opaque blue shade of enamel, accentuate every detail of the continents they surround. The realistic coastal and land reliefs take on subtle shades of blue and white, achieved using the grisaille enamel technique. This paint, composed of Limoges white is applied tot he dark enamel in tiny touches and meticulously drawn out using needles and brushes. Opaque enamel calls for equally painstaking care and can tolerate no flaws, since the light directly strikes even the slightest bump or rough patch, instead of being absorbed by the translucent nature of a traditional enamel. This technique used for the world map is picked up on the 24-hour disc bearing gold hour-markers and the 37 city names painted on dark blue opaque enamel. They appear in white for those representing time zones with a full-hour time difference and in sky blue for those with half-hour or quarter-hour time differences, all swept over by 18-carat gold hands and rimmed by a minute ring.
The Traditionelle world time model frames the dial with a 42,5 mm diameter case, water-resistant to 30 metres and housing the caliber 2460 WT, developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin.
In addition to central hours, minutes and seconds hands, this mechanical self-winding movement also drives a combination of original functions: simultaneous reading of 37 world time zones along with a day/night indication and simplified adjustment of all these indications via the crown.
The 225-part caliber features a balance wheel beating at a frequency of 4 Hz and a 40-hour power reserve.
This limited edition consists of ten individually numbered watches bearing the Hallmark of Geneva and fitted with a blue alligator leather strap.