The Excellence Platine collection from Vacheron Constantin now welcomes a new version of the famous Traditionnelle manual winding.
The Traditionnelle manual-winding watch symbolises the Vacheron Constantin spirit, as much through its understated, elegant design as in its respect for the values of Fine Watchmaking. This model is now presented in an all-platinum version that is joining the prestigious Collection Excellence Platine, much appreciated by collectors with a penchant for exclusive models. This new timepiece will be available in an individually numbered 75-piece limited edition.
With the exception of the hour-markers and hands crafted from white gold, the entire watch – case, dial, crown and strap buckle – is made of 950 platinum. Adding an ultimate touch of refinement, the stitching of the dark blue alligator leather strap is created from interwoven platinum and silk thread.
On a dial with a sandblasted finish, punctuated by slim applied hour-markers, a railway-type minute track and a small seconds display at 6 o’clock ensure a remarkable visual balance. The “Pt950” inscription between 4 and 5 o’clock discreetly indicates that this model belongs to the Collection Excellence Platine.
Inside the 38 mm diameter case beats a movement that also honours the Fine Watchmaking tradition in terms of both precision and reliability. Displaying its remarkable hand-finished details through a transparent sapphire crystal caseback, the in-house manual-winding 4400 AS calibre is endowed with a 65-hour power reserve.
Model: Traditionnelle manual-winding – Collection Excellence Platine
Calibre 4400 AS
Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
28.6 mm (12½’’’), diameter, 2.8 mm thick
Approximately 65 hours of power reserve
4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepiece
Hours, minutes, small seconds
38 mm diameter, 7.77 mm thick
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Water-resistance tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx. 30 metres)
950 platinum, sand-blasted
“Pt950” hallmark between 4 and 5 o’clock
18K white gold applied hour-markers and Maltese cross
Dark blue Mississippiensis alligator leather strap with alligator leather inner shell, hand-stitched with 950 platinum and silk, saddle-finish, large square scales
950 platinum buckle
Polished half Maltese cross-shaped
Limited edition of 75 individually numbered pieces
“N°X/75” engraved on caseback