Vacheron Constantin enhances its Traditionnelle collection with a new Vacheron Constantin ladies’ model, which blossoms within the rounded curves of a delicately gem-set case and features one of the most poetic of all Fine Watchmaking complications: moon phases.
Ladies’ watches have a central place in the history of the Vacheron Constantin Manufacture. This expertise dates back to the beginning of the 19th century, a period that saw the emergence of the first ladies’ pocket watches. The creation of dedicated timepieces remains a strong point of the Maison, giving them a very special place within its collections and its developments. Witnessed in the new Traditionnelle moon phase and power reserve small model, the subtle and refined horological complication is revealed in a feminine interpretation.
The hand-wound calibre 1410 beating gently at its heart is entirely developed and crafted at Vacheron Constantin. Equipped with a high-precision gear train, the sophisticated mechanism of Moonphase function – also referred to as an “astronomical moon” – requires a single-day adjustment only once every 122 years.
In addition to displaying the hours, minutes, small seconds and moon phases, this Manufacture movement offers a pointer type indication of it’s over 40-hour power reserve.
Dressed in a pink or white gold exterior, the Traditionnelle moon phase and power reserve small model boldly asserts an aesthetic imbued with authenticity.
The charm of a shimmering white mother-of pearl dial is framed by the dainty curves of a 36 mm-diameter round case set with 81 diamonds for a total of approximately 1.2 carats.
Lit up by the gem-setting on the bezel, lugs and crown, this discreetly refined model is a distinguished embodiment of the identity codes of the Traditionnelle collection to which it belongs: a slender bezel, a knurled motif surrounding the screw-in case-back fitted with a sapphire crystal, a painted minute circle, solid gold “Dauphine” hands and facetted hour-markers.
The understated elegance of this model matches with a grey alligator leather strap, accentuating the timeless style of a timepiece that leaves nothing to chance.
Revealed through the transparent case-back, the prestigious hand-wound calibre 1410 bears the Hallmark of Geneva, a highly demanding token of quality based on strict criteria that only a few Manufactures are prepared to meet.
This Hallmark also guarantees exceptionally meticulous hand-crafted finishes. The flat surfaces are adorned with Côtes de Genève, the sharp edges are bevelled and hand-polished, as are the flat-head screws.
Model: TRADITIONNELLE MOON PHASE AND POWER RESERVE SMALL MODEL
Reference: 83570/000G-9916 and 83570/000R-9915
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepieces
Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
26 mm (9 ’’’) diameter
4.2 mm thick
Approximately 40 hours of power reserve
4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)
Small seconds at 6 o’clock
Precision moon phase
18K white gold / 18K 5N pink gold
Diamond-set bezel and lugs (80 round-cut diamonds)
Diamond-set crown (1 round-cut diamond)
36 mm diameter, 8.9 mm thick
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Water-resistance tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx.. 30 meter)
Grey Mississippiensis alligator leather, stitched-tip, square scales
Buckle: 18K white gold / 18K 5N pink gold buckle
Polished half Maltese cross-shaped
81 round-cut diamonds for a total of approx. 1.2 carats