In 2017, Vacheron Constantin, a Swiss fine watchmaking brand, injected a new 1142QP movement developed and manufactured by itself into the new product, and placed the complex functions of two fine watchmaking, such as timekeeping and perpetual calendar, in one set. At the Geneva International Haute Horlogerie Salon, this Vacheron Constantin hereditary series chronograph perpetual calendar watch was launched, demonstrating the outstanding traditional skills of the Geneva watchmakers. In terms of appearance, the new product adopts a classic round case, which combines the traditional formal elegance with the outstanding watchmaking complex functions, which shows the brand’s consistent value concept. This time, two versions of platinum and pink gold were launched. Let’s take a look at pink gold as an example: (Official model: 5000T / 000R-B304)
A tribute to traditional pocket watches
This time, in the dial design of the new watch, the brand uses different levels of gray to distinguish the functions, making the dial function more clear and easy to read, and reproduce the design style of the Vacheron Constantin chronograph in the 1940s. The pink gold model is milky white, and the small seconds and chronograph minute dial are decorated with a snail-shaped brushed outer ring in the center, which is beautiful and easy to distinguish. In the center of the date plate, the hand-polished pink gold moon phase plate highlights Vacheron Constantin’s exquisite decorative craftsmanship tradition. According to the movement of the moon, it displays the most elegant moon shape on the watch, which has a special interest. In addition, the new product is a tribute to Vacheron Constantin to traditional pocket watches.
18K 5N pink gold round watch with a diameter of 43 mm and a thickness of 12.94 mm. The stepped design is carefully polished and polished by the brand. The color is delicate and full, and it is very beautiful. On the same material crown on one side, the Vacheron Constantin Malta cross logo is engraved. The chronograph buttons on the two sides of the crown are polished and polished, and they blend well with the pink gold case and crown, making it full of ornamental.
The new watch has a perpetual calendar function, including date, moon phase (at 6 o’clock position), day and month (below 12 o’clock), leap year display window (between 1 and 2 o’clock). It also has a small seconds counter at 9 o’clock and a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock. 18K 5N red gold three-dimensional hour markers and the central hour and minute hands contrast each other, indicating the time is clear and intuitive. And integrated with other functions, the layout is exquisite, in line with contemporary watch-making habits.
The watch is equipped with a 1142QP movement independently developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin and has a 48-hour power reserve. Through the transparent sapphire crystal back cover, the movement looks like a panoply, and the machine feels full. Geneva mark certification, the overall development and design of the movement have met the strict requirements of the Geneva mark, ensuring the accuracy of daily travel time, timing, perpetual calendar and moon phase functions. Can adapt to irregular changes in the calendar, without any adjustment before March 1, 2100, showing extraordinary performance.
Attaching a dark brown large checkered alligator leather strap, hand-stitched, riding stitching, adds a mature and elegant breath to the wearer’s wrist. The 5N pink gold folding clasp is simple and convenient to wear, and it can protect the wristwatch securely and reliably.
Vacheron Constantin Perpetual Calendar Chronograph
Summary: The combination of timekeeping and perpetual calendar, coupled with elegant moon phases and low-key luxury 18K 5N red gold, full-texture alligator leather strap, create this extraordinary wrist watch. Once this watch was launched at the Geneva International Haute Horlogerie in 2017, it has received widespread attention. It is also a good choice of timepieces this year. If you like it, you may wish to enter the brand store for details.