After the superbly well received launch of the Vacheron Constantin Overseas ‘Everest’ Dual Time and Chronograph Limited Editions, the maison now turns to their Traditionnelle collection, with a new execution of the Traditionnelle complete calendar ref. 4010T. Up until now, we’ve only seen the watch offered in 18K 5N pink gold and a 100-piece limited edition execution in platinum, as part of the Collection Excellence Platine. And as of today, the timepiece is now available in 18K white gold.
Contained within the familiar 41mm stepped case, the white gold Traditionnelle complete calendar has been given what the maison is calling a “velvet-finish slate grey dial”. Other than this new finish on the dial, other aspects of the timepiece’s old-world outlook, such as the day-of-the-week in an aperture at 9 o’clock, the month at 3 o’clock and the date indication using a crescent-tipped central hand, are all retained.
The movement powering the watch remains the Calibre Calibre 2460 QCL/1, which enables the complete calendar complication as well as the precision moon phase that’s said to require only one correction every 122 years. And, of course, much like all of Vacheron Constantin’s creations, this too bears the Poinçon de Genève.
While the 18K 5N pink gold gives the Traditionnelle complete calendar a very classical outlook and the Collection Excellence Platine gave the watch a very erudite sophisticated look, the white gold execution with its “velvet-finish slate grey dial”, creates for a very sober timepiece. With the smoothness on the surface of the dial, only disrupted by the grain effect under the chemin de fer, it creates of a sense of great depth every time the watch face dips into the indicator apertures or climbs over the white gold applied hour-markers and Maltese cross.
Movement: Self-winding calibre 2460 QCL/1, developed and crafted by Vacheron Constantin; approximately 40 hours of power reserve; hours, minutes, central seconds; complete calendar (day of the week, date, month); p recision moon phase
Case & dial: 41mm 18K white gold cose; 10.7mm thick; water-resistance tested at a pressure of 30m; velvet-finish slate grey dial; 18K white gold applied hour-markers and Maltese cross; 18K white gold moons
Strap: Black Mississippiensis alligator leather with calf inner shell, tone-on-tone stitching, square scales; polished 18K white gold half Maltese cross-shaped buckle
Price: USD 41,300 / SGD 59,500
From now till 3 December 2021, this timepiece is exclusively available for purchase through the maison’s E-boutique.
Customers in Singapore, however, should connect with the brand’s phone sales concierge at: +65 800 852 3656
More information: vacheron-constantin.com