With Watches & Wonders 2023 starting now, many watchmakers have flown to Geneva to present their seasonal novelties. For this event, Vacheron Constantin unveils its latest offerings comprising an Overseas Moon Phase Retrograde Date, a Patrimony Retrograde Day-Date, Traditionnelle Tourbillon Retrograde Fate Openface, as well as an array of Overseas Self-Winding timepieces in new dimensions and silhouettes.
Overseas Moon Phase Retrograde Date
The Maison’s first sports watch with an integrated retrograde display, the new Overseas Moon Phase timepiece also honors its iconic collection with recognizable features like the six-sided bezel, fluted crown, and translucent lacquered dial. The 41mm steel case houses the extremely accurate mechanical self-winding 2460 R31L/2 calibre, along with a precision moon phase indicator that only requires a one-day correction every 122 years. The timepiece can be paired with a matching rubber band or leather strap to go with the brilliant blue dial. Alternatively, a steel bracelet is also offered for a more seamless look.
Patrimony Retrograde Day-Date
Starring a minimalist design inspired by retrograde displays in the ‘20s and ‘30s, the Patrimony Retrograde Day-Date is a display of equilibrium between traditional watchmaking elegance and modern simplicity. Coming in a 42.5mm case made of 950 platinum, the piece frames a salmon-hued and sunburst-patterned dial with date, day, and time indications. Visible through its caseback, the watch utilizes the Maison’s own 2460 R31R7/3 self-winding calibre, which beats an astounding rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour with up to 40 hours of power reserve. Completing the piece is a dark blue Mississippiensis alligator leather strap, which comes with a calf inner shell and tonal stitch details.
Traditionnelle Tourbillon Retrograde Fate Openface
An embodiment of the Maison’s watchmaking heritage and vision for contemporary design, this 41mm timepiece is built with an 18-carat 5N pink gold case. As an addition to the Traditionanelle collection, this tourbillon also demonstrates many defining attributes of the series, from the fluted caseback, railway minute-track, bi-facetted Dauphine hands, slim bezel, baton-type hour-markers, to the stepped round case and lugs. Its in-house 2162 R31 self-winding movement is in clear view via its striking yet open-worked sapphire dial. Upon closer inspection, guilloché segments can be spotted across the slated gray dial, alongside other complex yet refined touches such as the hand-beveled carriage, and hand-polished cone-shaped transversal bar.
Overseas Self-Winding in 34.5mm and 35mm
Also adding to the Overseas collection, the Maison has debuted four new references constructed of steel and 18-carat 5N pink gold. The introduction of these new pieces also sees the premiere of new case sizes and silhouettes that caters to the wrists of all genders. Three of the new models are graced with a sunburst blue lacquered dial, while the fourth features a gem-set bezel and pink-colored dial. Beating inside these new timepieces are the mechanical self-winging 1088/1 calibre, which offers up to 40 hours of power reserve. Similar to the Overseas Moon Phase Retrograde Date, these new references are paired with either a matching steel bracelet, calfskin leather strap, or a rubber band.
More updated regarding the price points and availability of the aforementioned timepieces will be available at Vacheron Constantin’s official website.
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