Counting off time with purity and elegance: such is the calling of this new eminently feminine piece by Vacheron Constantin. To enhance this watchmaking classicism inherited from more than 260 years of uninterrupted history, the Geneva-based Manufacture unveils a watch graced with delightful powder blue shades – the Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Quartz.
- 50-piece limited edition dedicated to China
- Light blue mother-of-pearl dial, 18K 5N pink gold case set with 64 round-cut diamonds on the bezel
- Spotlight on the marvels of China, a country with which the Geneva-based Maison has been cultivating a close relationship since 1845
Nothing is too much when it comes to pampering those we cherish. For Vacheron Constantin, such is the case for Chinese connoisseurs with whom the oldest Manufacture in uninterrupted activity for more than 260 years nurtures a very special relationship. It was after the Treaty of Nanking in 1842 that the Maison began receiving extremely positive signals from China. The Manufacture was already known for the creation of “Chinese” watches, richly decorated and available in pairs, which were both reliable and accurate because they were designed to withstand humid climates. It therefore increased trade with a country capable of appreciating the quality of its timepieces, its technical heritage and its mastery of ornamentation.
Among Vacheron Constantin’s collections, Traditionnelle is the one that perpetuates the elegant and refined style of the Maison while remaining true to its technical vocation as a watchmaker. These timepieces thus pay tribute to the history of a Manufacture that has established itself in the field of Grand Complications with watches featuring an assertive and perfectly mastered classicism. Round cases, fine lines, subtly harmonious displays and high-quality finishing are just some of the characteristics of this collection recalling the finest hours of Geneva’s Haute Horlogerie.
The new Traditionnelle Quartz timepiece is perfectly in tune with this spirit, faithful to the origins of Vacheron Constantin and designed for Chinese women enamoured of beautifully crafted watches that are both understated and distinguished. Issued in a 50-piece limited series, it asserts its style in subtle shades of blue: from the dainty powder blue of its mother-of-pearl dial to the light blue of its Mississippiensis alligator leather strap with 18K 5N pink gold buckle. By contrast, the 64 round-cut diamonds (approx. 0.32 ct) finely set on the bezel make the 18K 5N pink gold case the guardian of a fleeting and wonderful vision of time. Water-resistant to 30 metres with a solid gold caseback, this Traditionnelle Quartz watch is equipped with a quartz hours and minutes movement delivering precision and reliability in all circumstances.
Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Quartz Technical Specifications
13.0 x 15.7 mm (5¾’’’ x6¾’’’) diameter, 2.1 mm thick
18K 5N pink gold
30 mm diameter, 6.73 mm thick
Diamond-set bezel (64 round-cut diamonds, approx. 0.32 ct)
18K 5N pink gold solid caseback
Water-resistance tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx. 30 metres)
Light blue mother-of-pearl
18K 5N pink gold applied hour-markers
Light blue Mississippiensis alligator leather strap with calf inner shell, stitched-tip, square scales
18K 5N pink gold pin buckle
Polished half Maltese cross-shaped
About Vacheron Constantin
Founded in 1755, Vacheron Constantin is the world’s oldest watch Manufacture in continuous production for over 260 years, faithfully perpetuating a proud heritage of watchmaking excellence and stylistic sophistication through generations of master craftsmen.
At the pinnacle of high horology and understated elegance, the Maison creates timepieces with unique technical and aesthetic signatures and an extremely high level of finishing touches.
Vacheron Constantin brings to life unparalleled heritage and a spirit of innovation through its key collections: Patrimony, Traditionnelle, Métiers d’Art, Overseas, Fiftysix and Historiques. It also offers its discerning clientele of connoisseurs the rare opportunity to acquire unique and bespoke timepieces by means of its “Les Cabinotiers“ department.