The Traditionelle collection combines aesthetic refinement and technical sophistication in the feminine mode by welcoming the very first Vacheron Constantin self-winding tourbillon in a lady’s watch. The two tourbillon watches are celebrating the combination of horological complexity and mechanical artistry with a veritable flood of diamonds.
Housed within a new 39 mm diamond-set pink gold case, or in a diamond-paved white gold jewellery version, this prestigious horological complication appears in unprecedented feminine finery. We always knew it: women’s watches that can be glamorous and technically sophisticated at the same time.
Its classic 39 mm case crafted from pink gold sparkes with 208 brilliant-cut diamonds set on the bezel, caseband and lugs. Its mother-of-pearl dial provides an iridescent backdrop for the majestic spectacle of the tourbillon, surrounded by a diadem of 46 diamonds. The slim case features stepped flanks and a fluted caseback. The dial is punctuated by a rail-track minute-circle with dauphine-shaped hands and pink gold baton-type hourmarkers.
A composition that wraps itself around the wrist on a grey satin strap secured by a diamond-set folding clasp. A second grey strap in alligator leather is also delivered.
In the Traditional Tourbillon Jewellery the sophisticated mechanical tourbillon complication is viewed through the prism of jewellery-making virtuosity. Sculpted in white gold, this prestigious timepiece reinterprets the heritage of the Traditionelle collection through the usual elegant 39 mm case; it is also equipped with dauphine-shaped hands. The collection’s characteristic design nonetheless gives way to the flamboyance of diamonds. Bedecked in 559 brilliant-cut and baguette-cut diamonds, the Traditionelle tourbillon jewellery watch highlights the technical sophistication of the tourbillon.
This interpretation embraces the wrist with a dazzling halo of light on a blue satin strap.
The in-house 2160 calibre unveilled in 2018 finds its place for the first time at the heart of a watch dedicated to women. Thanks to the tourbillon that canceles out the effects of the Earth’s gravity, this self-winding movement is distinguished by its extreme precision. It operates at a low 2.5 Hertz frequency enabling one to admire the steady beating of the mechanism. The calibre is also impressively slender and provides a comfortable power-reserve of 80 hours.
The small seconds display can be found on the tourbillon by means of a blackened screw. On the front, the bar of the openworked tourbillon carriage inspired by the shape of the Maltese cross, is entirely hand-bevelled. These traditional decorations contrast with the refined aesthetics of the peripheral rotor in gold.