Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle “Catcher of Time” Limited Edition

Vacheron Constantin has introduced a limited edition of pair watches on the NET-A PORTER flagship store on Tmall Luxury Pavilion in China. They are presented in limited edition of 22 pieces each with individual numbers.

Spreading the entire part of the dial, a hand-guilloché decor picking up the elegant “Clous de Paris” motif, endows the two limited-edition watches a romantic name “Catcher of Time”. The infinity of the “Clous de Paris” motif forms a space of “web” as a catcher of time.

Hand-guilloché is a decorative technique in which a very precise, intricate and repetitive pattern, manually-operated by using a “guilloche” machine, to engrave into an underlying material via engine turning.

As a combination of highly technical and incredibly craftsmanship challenges, hand-guilloché was used in the Maison’s dial decoration of pocket watches as early as 1780, and was widely adopted by the watchmaking industry in the 19th century.

Round “étagé” case and lugs, slim bezel, fluted case-back, “bâtons de Genève” applied hour-markers, railtrack minute-circle and dauphine-type hands: the two new limited-edition models combine the signatures of the Traditionnelle collection and showcase the technical refinement conveyed through eminently horological characteristics.

Traditionnelle “Catcher of Time” Limited Edition – Men’s Model

Graced with the sized 38 mm-diameter 18K 5N pink gold case, the men’s model features a date window and small seconds at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock with a simple display.

The timepiece is equipped with the mechanical self-winding caliber 2455 developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin, including a comfortable 40-hour power reserve.

To provide a more accurate time setting, the caliber features a special device for stopping the seconds hand when adjusting the time.

Moreover, the construction and finishing of the caliber with a 22K gold rotor featuring a pattern inspired by the Maltese cross.

Traditionnelle “Catcher of Time” Limited Edition – Ladies Model

The lady’s version adopts a 36 mm-diameter pink gold case, the 81 round brilliant-cut diamonds (1.15 ct) finely set on the bezel, lugs and crown.

The calibre 1410AS, entirely developed and crafted by the Maison, features one of the most poetic watchmaking complications: the precision moon phases, required to be adjusted only once in every 122 years.

In addition to the hours, minutes, small seconds and moon phases, the Manufacture movement offers a pointer-type indication of its power reserve at 10 o’clock.

Technical details

Traditionnelle “Catcher of Time” Limited Edition – Men’s Model
Reference 87172/000R-B690

Movement
Calibre 2455
Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
Mechanical, self-winding
26.2 mm (11 ¼ ’’’) diameter, 3.6 mm thick
Approximately 40 hours of power reserve
4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)
194 components
27 jewels
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepiece

Indications
Hours, minutes, small seconds, date in aperture

Case
18K 5N pink gold
38 mm diameter, 8 mm thick
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Water-resistance tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx. 30 metres)

Dial
18K gold hand-guilloché dial, “Clous de Paris” pattern
18K 5N pink gold applied hour-markers

Strap
Burgundy Mississippiensis alligator leather strap with calf inner shell and tone-on-tone stitching, square scales

Buckle
18K 5N pink gold ardillon buckle
Polished half Maltese cross-shaped

Edition
Limited edition of 22 pieces, individually numbered

Traditionnelle “Catcher of Time” Limited Edition – Ladies Model
Reference 83570/000R-B691

Movement
Calibre 1410 AS
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)
175 components
20 jewels
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepiece

Indications
Hours, minutes, small seconds
Power-reserve indication
Precision moon phase

Case
18K 5N pink gold
Diamond-set bezel, lugs and crown (81 round-cut diamonds, approx. 1.15 ct)
36 mm diameter, 8.9 mm thick
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Water-resistance tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx. 30 meter)

Dial
18K gold hand-guilloché dial, “Clous de Paris” pattern
18K 5N pink gold applied hour-markers

Strap
Shiny red Mississippiensis alligator leather strap with calf inner shell, stitched tip, square scales

Buckle
18K 5N pink gold ardillon buckle
Polished half Maltese cross-shaped

Edition
Limited edition of 22 pieces, individually numbered

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