Horological Expertise, Inimitable Chic and Refined Style
The new Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Tourbillon possesses the most provocative attributes of the Swiss watchmaker’s lineage. The piece features a slender bezel and a fluted caseback, railway-type minute track, Dauphine-type hands and bâtons de Genève hour-markers, all visible through the back of the 41 mm-diameter, 8K 5N pink gold or 950 platinum case. The watch is powered by a self-winding movement, the first developed by Vacheron Constantin: the Caliber 2160. The movement is ultra-thin, assembled with 188 parts; it offers approximately 80 hours of power reserve with a frequency of 2.5 Hz. The bar of the tourbillon carriage, positioned at six o’clock, is entirely handbeveled— a craftsmanship operation that takes almost 12 hours for this component alone.
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