01: Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Complete Calendar Collection Excellence Platine
Since 2006, Vacheron Constantin has offered collectors exceptional watches – in limited editions and from the simplest to the most complex – through its Collection Excellence Platine concept.
The aesthetic trademarks of this range are the 950 platinum case, the sand-blasted dial bearing the discrete “Pt950” inscription between 4 and 5 o’clock, the folding clasp, and the topstitching on the dark blue alligator leather strap.
As a teaser for next year’s Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), Vacheron Constantin has put the complete calendar complication on the Traditionnelle.
The look of this 41-mm diameter-case timepiece is kept clean and elegant for legibility, with the platinum moon disc taking centre stage on the dial.
It runs on the Calibre 2460 QCL, a mechanical self-winding movement entirely developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin, and the moon-phase indication requires just one adjustment every 122 years (compared with three years for a simple moon phase).
Only 100 numbered pieces are manufactured.