In January 2018, Vacheron Constantin unveiled its Fiftysix® collection in the form of three new models (Self-winding, Day-Date and Complete Calendar). Now the luxury Swiss watch manufacture expands the Fiftysix® collection line with a major horological complication.
Powering this timepiece is an ultra-thin self-winding movement featuring a peripheral oscillating weight enabling slimmer construction and a Tourbillon carriage shaped like the Maltese cross.
Measuring just 6 mm thick and equipped with a 22-carat gold peripheral rotor, the calibre of this model may be observed through a transparent caseback .
Like a metronome, its 2.5 Hz frequency provides a chance to follow its steady beat, framed by a 41 mm-diameter case. On the two-tone opaline-sunburst dial, decoration plays an equally exceptional tune.
The Fiftysix® Tourbillon will be available exclusively from Vacheron Constantin boutiques as of April 2019.
The style of the Fiftysix® is a direct tribute to a watch created in 1956: reference 6073. The distinctive design of this iconic model embodies the creativity of the Maison during the 1950s – a period representing the golden age of watchmaking refinement, as well as the heyday of musical creativity. Round, slim and effortlessly elegant, reference 6073 is distinguished by its four lugs each representing a branch of the Maltese cross.
With its classic dial, daring case and avant-garde technical characteristics (it was at the time one of the first watches from the Manufacture to be equipped with a self-winding movement and a water resistant case), this 1956 watch wove ties between respect for tradition and a taste for innovation.
Ties deeply cherished by Vacheron Constantin and now expressed in the Fiftysix® collection picking up several features of the original model: lugs respectively forming one portion of the Maltese cross, a box-type crystal, as well as self-winding movements.
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepiece
18K 5N pink gold
41 mm diameter, 10.9 mm thick
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Water-resistance tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx. 30 meters)
18K 5N pink gold Arabic numerals
18K 5N pink gold hour-markers highlighted by a blue luminescent material
Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin Mechanical, self-winding,
22K gold peripheral rotor
31 mm (13½’’’) diameter, 5.65 mm thick
Approximately 80 hours of power reserve
2.5 Hz (18,000 vibrations/hour)
Brown Mississippiensis alligator leather with calf inner shell and tone-on-tone stitching, square scales
18K 5N pink gold folding clasp
Polished half Maltese cross-shaped
Available exclusively from Vacheron Constantin boutiques