It may only be November, but the SIHH novelties are already coming in. Leading the way is the Vacheron Constantin Traditionelle Complete Calendar Collection Excellence Platine. This new addition to the is a welcome one to the Traditionelle Collection as its first full calendar wristwatch. Last year we saw the release of an updated perpetual calendar chronograph, and now we have the complete calendar in platinum. Read on to see what this watch is all about.
The Vacheron Constantin Complete Calendar features a 41mm x 10.77mm polished platinum case, water resistant to 30 meters, with traditional curved lugs. Flip over the watch and you have a nice display caseback that showcases the automatic caliber 2460QCL automatic movement, developed and manufactured in-house. This movement is similar to the caliber 2460QH, used by Vacheron in the Harmony Complete Calendar (indeed, the two movements appear to be functionally identical. You’ll also be reminded of the Historiques Triple Calendrier watches but those are hand wound, and based on the Vacheron caliber 4400). Made of 308 components, the 29mm x 5.4mm, 28,800 vph movement provides the moon phase (accurate to one day in 122 years) day, month, and date with 40-hour power reserve. All this is displayed elegantly on the sand-blasted platinum dial; the moonphase disk is platinum as well. The color of the dial, with its blued accents, is characteristic of the Collection Excellence Platine and really showcase what Vacheron is good at – finishing and details.
The Traditionelle Complete Calendar in platinum is made in a limited run of 100 pieces, and retails for $68,500. Stay tuned for more from Vacheron Constantin and SIHH releases, but in the meantime you can read more about Vacheron Constantin’s Traditionelle collection right here.