At this year’s Watches & Wonders 2020, Vacheron Constantin is introducing several novelties. The Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Tourbillon Chronograph is an addition to the Traditionnelle collection. The watch combines a monopusher chronograph with a tourbillon. The new 42.5 mm model has a 18-carat 5N case and it presents itself on a dark brown leather alligator strap.
The silvered opaline dial with rose-gold dauphine hour and minute hands adheres to the traditional appearance of the Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Tourbillon Chronograph. Furthermore, a tachometer scale runs around the edge of the model, so that the chronograph hands can be read accurately. Additionally, a power reserve indicator lies at 6 o’clock. Meanwhile, the tourbillon is unusually placed at 12 o’clock. Small seconds are also displayed on the tourbillon’s carriage. The drive of the tourbillon cage is designed so that the mechanism is mostly open-worked and visible.
The Traditionnelle Tourbillon Chronograph‘s chronograph is operated by a single pusher that performs the start, stop, and reset functions. Furthermore, this pusher is integrated into the crown and can only be triggered when sufficient pressure is applied. The combination of the lateral clutch mechanism and column wheel ensures the smooth activation of the function. It also minimises the potential stuttering of the chronograph hand when it is activated. Finally, the time measured can be read off the 45-minute counter at 3 o’clock.
The in-house calibre 3200 was presented for the 260th anniversary of the company’s founding and drives the Traditionnelle Tourbillon Chronograph. This manual-winding chronograph movement consists of 292 individual parts and 39 gemstones. It offers a power reserve of 65 hours and a frequency of 2.5 Herz. Finally, the sapphire crystal case back allows a clear view of the movement.
The Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Tourbillon Chronograph is water-resistant to 30 m and is certified with the Hallmark of Geneva.
PRICE: 223,000 euros
|MODEL:||Traditionnelle Tourbillon Chronograph|
|CASE:||18K 5N Roségold|
|DIMENSIONS:||Diameter: 42.5 mm|
Height: 11.7 mm
|WATER-RESISTANCE:||3 bar (~ 30 m)|
|STRAP/BRACELET:||Dark brown Mississippiensis alligator leather, saddle-finish, large square scales|
|POWER RESERVE:||65 hours|
|FREQUENCY:||18.000 vph / 2,5 Hz|
|FUNCTIONS:||Hours, minutes, small seconds on tourbillon carriage, Tourbillon at 12h, Monopusher chronograph (45-minute counter at 3 o’clock), Power reserve at 6h|