Today is the 4th of July, an important day for US Citizens and US-related people. Not that the watch we’re about to show you has been especially developed for this reason, but it has just been introduced and it is a limited edition for North America only. Indeed, we thought it could be a nice gift for our US readers, and we know they are numerous. So for you, here is the new Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Day-Date and Power Reserve Limited Edition for North America only, which replaces its usual plain silvery-white dial (found on the pink gold and the Excellence Platine) for a nice black guilloche dial.
The Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Day-Date And Power Reserve, which sits in the Traditionnelle collection, meaning watches with a classical and restrained elegance, however with complicated movements, is the first door to the “calendar heaven” at Vacheron – an easier and more accessible solution, compared to the ultra-high-end perpetual calendars, perpetual calendars with chronograph or perpetual calendars with tourbillon. This watch indeed “only” displays the date and the day of the week, which will already be practical and enough for most of us. Add to that a power reserve indicator and you’ll have a watch that boasts an interesting complex display. Previously available in pink gold with an opaline dial and in platinum with a solid platinum dial, the Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Day-Date And Power Reserve will now be offered in a third edition, but for North America only – and highly limited.
For the 30 pieces produced, Vacheron Constantin chose a striking combination of black dial with pink gold case – the case measuring 39.50mm x 10.65mm – with gold accents on the dial. Not the most discreet combination for sure, but one that always perfectly work. The dial here is obtained after a guilloche process – engine-turned dial for English speakers – done by hand, by trained craftsmen. Using an ancient technique, the dial is mounted on rotating lathe, and a cutting tool removes material by reproducing a motif found on a larger-scaled model. This dial shows here a wave pattern. The display is clear and complete, with the hours, minutes and seconds in the center, while the date comes at 3, giving echo to the day at 9. The power reserve finally comes, slightly off-centered, in the lower part the dial.
The Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Day-Date and Power Reserve Limited Edition for North America Only is powered by the same movement as the 2 other editions, meaning the “Hallmark of Geneva” certified calibre 2475, an automatic movement with approximately 40 hours of power reserve. As you can expect, its execution is superb, with a solid 22k gold engraved rotor, Geneva stripes and polished chamfers on the bridges or steel parts with straight graining. This nice finishing is also applied on the dial side of the movement, even if not visible – we could easily imagine a skeletonized edition considering the beauty of the dial side…
This black guilloche edition of the The Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Day-Date and Power Reserve is made for North America boutiques only and limited to 30 pieces, priced at $45,000. More on Vacheron Constantin official.
Specifications of the Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Day-Date and Power Reserve
- Case: 39.50mm diameter x 10.65mm height – 18k pink gold – sapphire crystal on front and back – 30m water resistant
- Movement: Calibre 2475 – automatic – 40h power reserve – 28,800 vibrations/h – hours, minutes, seconds, day, date, power reserve
- Strap: black alligator leather strap with 18k gold pin buckle