The classic and timeless Traditionnelle celebrates the inauguration of the first Vacheron Constantin boutique in Japan with a 20-piece limited edition of a special 5N pink gold version.
The Traditionnelle watch is heir to a longstanding Genevan watchmaking tradition and powerfully displays its timeless nature. With its slender bezel, fluted case middle, applied facetted hour markers, “dauphine” hands and a dial graced with a variety of finishes, this model magnifies the aesthetic codes of the Traditionnelle line. For the special Tokyo Boutique edition in 18K 5N pink gold, it appears adorned in a finely hand-guilloché black dial inspired by the Japanese “Rising Sun” and featuring a “LIMITED EDITION TOKYO” secret signature at 12 o’clock.
At the heart of the case beats the manual-winding Vacheron Constantin AS movement developed and crafted in keeping with the most demanding traditions of Genevan Haute Horlogerie. Its balance oscillates at a frequency of 4Hz (28,000 vibrations/hour) and displays the hours, minutes and small seconds at 6 o’clock. It has an approximately 65-hour power reserve, meaning almost three days. Its finishing touch visible through the transparent caseback, also reflect the concern for fine workmanship inherited from generations of artisans: smooth surfaces adorned with the Côtes de Genève motif, and bevelled edges that are meticulously hand-polished, as are the screw heads.
To accommodate this brilliantly successful example of mechanical genius in due style, Vacheron Constantin developed the case based on two criteria: while its elegantly slender profile undoubtedly proclaims its kinship with the classic tradition, its 38 mm diameter endows it with an unmistakably timeless dimension.
From the mechanism to the exterior, everything about this new creation from Vacheron Constantin epitomises perfect execution, including its prestigious Hallmark of Geneva certification – the highest Haute Horlogerie benchmark testifying to the quality, the fine workmanship and the reliability of an exceptional timepiece crafted on Genevan territory.
Model: Traditionnelle Small Seconds
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepiece
Special product for Vacheron Constantin Tokyo Boutique
Caliber 4400 AS
Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
28.6 mm (12 ’’’ ½) diameter
2.8 mm thick
Approximately 65 hours power reserve
4Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)
Small seconds at 6 o’clock
18K 5N pink gold
38 mm diameter, 7.77 mm thick
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Water-resistance tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx. 30 meters)
Hand-guilloché black dial
“LIMITED EDITION TOKYO” secret signature at 12 o’clock
Black Mississippiensis alligator leather, hand-stitched, saddle-finish, large square scales
Clasp: 18K 5N pink gold buckle
Polished half Maltese cross-shaped
Limited edition of 20 timepieces