Vacheron Constantin Jubilé 1755 Limited Edition

With its name referring to the chronological source of the world’s oldest watch Manufacture in uninterrupted activity since its founding, this model commemorates 250 years of existence: everything about the Jubilé 1755 watch created by Vacheron Constantin recalls the temporal roots of the brand, as well as the celebration of the passage of time through its essential daily calendar functions.

The Jubilé 1755 watch serves as an emblematic assertion of the watchmaking know-how of Vacheron Constantin, which has equipped it with a totally new calibre carrying the Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark, a testimony to experience forged over one quarter of a millennium.

Launched in 2005, this highly classical model, which was never produced after , echoes the brand’s date of birth. More specifically, the year 1755 is registered in the historical records of the creation of the watchmaking workshop of Jean-Marc Vacheron. The document from the Geneva archives specifies that the master had hired an apprentice that year.

That means he had already been exercising his profession independently for a certain period of time, doubtless for several years. In this respect, the Jubilé 1755 embodies a link between the experience already acquired by the watchmaker at that time, and that which has been accumulated over the past quarter of a millennium within the Brand to which he gave life.

Vacheron Constantin Jubilé 1755 Limited Edition

Highly symbolic both by its name and by the pure horological standards it expresses, this model was produced in a limited numbered edition of 1755, in the three gold colours – yellow, pink and white – as well as in platinum. It embodies the brand’s core values through its meticulous finishing details, the high level of quality displayed right down to the smallest details, and the perfection of its overall proportions. These lofty standards are further underscored by the totally new movement driving it, mechanical self-winding Calibre 2475.

Designed and developed by the Vacheron Constantin engineers and watchmakers, it harmoniously combines timekeeping and calendar functions with a display of the power reserve, the day, the date, as well as a sweep seconds-hand. Beating to the rhythm of 28,800 vibrations per hour, the finest compromise between the quest for precision and the determination to ensure long-term reliability, this calibre has a power reserve of over 40 hours. It is distinguished by the Poinçon de Genève, the most rigorous finishing quality hallmark within the field of Haute Horlogerie.

The 22-carat gold oscillating weight is entirely decorated and perpetuates the level of perfection to which Vacheron Constantin is accustomed. It becomes apparent at first glance that the designers’ work has been governed by this deep-felt concern for aesthetic perfection: the shape of the bridges, the highlighting of the essential gear-trains, along with the finishing and decoration of all visible parts, transfigures the mechanism into a moving masterpiece.

Polished/bevelled steel parts and decorated surfaces, as indeed on all the mechanical movements carrying the Vacheron Constantin signature, convey the values of inner beauty upheld by the brand, a standard of craftsmanship provided by a top-flight team of watchmakers and craftsmen working in harmony with the extremely stringent criteria of the Poinçon de Genève. As well as being visible on the movement, the prestigious quality hallmark reserved for the watchmaking elite also appears on the finely guilloché dial which is stamped with a secret signature.

In addition to the gold hands, the dial is enlivened by four blued steel hands for the sweep seconds, the power-reserve moving over a segment at 6 o’clock, as well as those indicating the day of the week and the date in two horizontally placed subdials.

The watch is clothed in a case measuring 40 mm in diameter and featuring hand-soldered lugs, and teamed with a hand-sewn strap in alligator mississipiensis fitted with a buckle matching the precious metal of the case. The limited edition of 1755 comprises 500 watches fashioned in each of the three gold colours, as well as 250 clad in platinum, along with a series of five watches reserved for the brand’s heritage collection.

Technical details

Model: Vacheron Constantin Jubilé 1755 Limited Edition watch

Case
Materials: 18-carat 750 pink gold (5N), 750 yellow gold (3N), rhodium-plated 750 white gold, 950 platinum
Diameter and thickness: 40mm, 12,10mm
Inter-horn width: 20mm at the wristband attachment
Shape and construction: round, 3 parts, screw-on bezel
Case-back: secured by screws
Crystals: sapphire, glareproofed on the inside,mounted on a joint
Finishing: polished case, fine knurling on the bezel and case-back “250th anniversary” type soldered lugs
Water resistance: 30 metres

Dials
Dial material for versions with gold cases: nickel silver
Dial material for version with platinum case: 950 platinum
Description for gold models: light silvered finishing, guilloché “250th anniversary” motif, 18-carat gold Roman numerals and appliques
Description for platinum model: brilliant-brushed finishing, guilloché “250th anniversary” motif, 18-carat Roman numerals and appliqués

Hands
Hour and minute: in 18-carat gold, fan-shaped, inspired by a 1926 vintage model
Seconds: in blued steel, baton-shaped
Counters: in blued steel, dagger-shaped.

Movement
Mechanical self-winding Calibre 2475– Entirely developed and crafted by Vacheron Constantin

Indications & functions 
Hours and minutes
Sweep seconds
Day & date
Power-reserve

Other technical characteristics:
Energy: mechanical, self-winding, Cal. 2475
Regulating organ: flat balance-spring, Geneva balance-spring stud
Frequency: 4Hz (28,000 vph)
Power reserve: >43 hours
Jewelling : 27 jewels

Other characteristics:
Winding stem: 2 positions : winding, time-setting
Day adjustment: using a corrector housed in the case
Date adjustment: using a corrector housed in the case
Main dimensions:
Caging diameter: 25.60mm
Total diameter: 26.20mm
Total thickness: 5.50mm

Strap
Strap: hand-sewn alligator leather with a silky satin finish,
Buckle: pin buckle, 18-carat gold or 950 platinum.

Edition
Launched in 2005,“Jubilé 1755” was produced a limited edition of 1755, crafted in pink gold, yellow gold, white gold and platinum, of which five are reserved for the Vacheron Constantin heritage collection.

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