Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix® New Models (Fiftysix® Complete Calendar and Fiftysix® Self-winding) with Sepia Brown-Toned Dial and Matching Calfskin Strap

Unveiled in 2018, the Fiftysix® from Vacheron Constantin is a retro-contemporary collection inspired by an iconic 1956 watch. This year, the collection welcomes two pink gold versions reinterpreting the iconic reference 6073, launched in 1956 and inspired by the shape of the Maltese cross.

Heir to an iconic watch from the 1950s, the Fiftysix® collection celebrates the skillful marriage of styles and eras. Fiftysix® borrows powerful characteristics from reference 6073, introduced in 1956 and the very first water-resistant automatic watch ever created by Vacheron Constantin.

The lugs shape forming a section of the Manufacture’s Maltese cross emblem; the box-type crystal topping the bezel in the manner of post-war watches; along with a retro look that perfectly complements the timeless elegance of its 18 carats 5N pink gold case measuring 40 mm in diameter.

A new sepia brown-toned dial colour now reinforces the vintage character of this watch, available in two versions, automatic and complete calendar, fitted for the first time by a brown calfskin leather strap.

Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix® Complete Calendar with Sepia Brown-Toned Dial and Matching Calfskin Strap

The retro-contemporary character of the Fiftysix® complete calendar watch is imbued with a new vintage aura. Framed by a 40 mm-diameter 18 carats 5N pink gold case, the sepia brown-toned dial is visually extended by a calfskin leather strap. Punctuated by day, date, month indications – as well as a precision moon phase requiring no adjustment for 122 years –, the watch face conceals a wealth of details.

Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix® Complete Calendar with Sepia Brown-Toned Dial and Matching Calfskin Strap

The subtle sector-type dial features opaline, sunburst and snailed finishes creating fascinating light effects, setting the stage for 18 carats 5N pink gold moon discs standing out against a blue sky.

Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix® Complete Calendar with Sepia Brown-Toned Dial and Matching Calfskin Strap

Around the circumference, the chapter ring bears specially designed Arabic numerals, alternating with gold hour-markers coated in luminescent material, as are the hours and minutes hands also visible in the dark. This results in exemplary legibility of the complete calendar indications, accurately driven by the 2460 QCL/1 self-winding movement, also equipped with a stop-seconds device.

Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix® Complete Calendar with Sepia Brown-Toned Dial and Matching Calfskin Strap

The sapphire caseback reveals traditional Côtes de Genève finishes, swept over by a 22 carats pink gold oscillating weight delicately open-worked in a shape inspired by the Maltese cross.

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A strong symbol also evoked in the shape of the lugs and on the notched crown of this watch that stylishly mingles historical influences with the aesthetic codes of contemporary elegance.

With its new sepia brown-toned dial colour matching the colour of its calfskin strap, the personality of the Fiftysix® self-winding watch is further reinforced by an even more resolutely retro touch.

Topped by a box-type crystal typical of the 1950s, the sector-type dial is distinguished by the refinement of its opaline, sunburst and snailed finishes. The resulting beautiful interplay of light and shade enhances its legibility.

Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix® Self-winding with Sepia Brown-Toned Dial and Matching Calfskin Strap 1

This pleasing composition is punctuated by hands and hour-markers enhanced with luminescent material and matching the 40 mm-diameter 18 carats 5N pink gold case.

Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix® Self-winding with Sepia Brown-Toned Dial and Matching Calfskin Strap 1

On the reverse side, the self-winding movement visible through the sapphire crystal caseback provides an admirable view of the meticulous Côtes de Genève decoration swept over by an open-worked 22 carats pink gold oscillating weight whose design is inspired by the Maltese cross, a shape that echoes the Vacheron Constantin emblem and is also evoked in the case lugs and on the crown.

Technical details

Model: Fiftysix® complete calendar, Reference 4000E/000R-B065

Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix® Complete Calendar with Sepia Brown-Toned Dial and Matching Calfskin Strap 1

Movement
Calibre 2460 QCL/1
Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
Mechanical, self-winding
29 mm (11¼’’’) diameter, 5.4 mm thick
Approximately 40 hours of power reserve
4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour)
308 components
27 jewels
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepiece

Indications
Hours, minutes, central seconds
Complete calendar (day of the week, date, month)
Precision moon phase

Case
18K 5N pink gold
40 mm diameter, 11.6 mm thick
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Water-resistance tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx. 30 meters)

Dial
Sepia brown-toned, opaline centre, sunburst exterior
18K 5N pink gold Arabic numerals
18K 5N pink gold hour-markers highlighted by a blue luminescent material

Strap
Brown calfskin leather with calfskin lining and beige stitching
18K 5N pink gold pin buckle
Polished half Maltese cross-shaped

Availability
Only available through the Vacheron Constantin Boutiques

Model: Fiftysix® self-winding, Reference 4600E/000R-B576

Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix® Self-winding with Sepia Brown-Toned Dial and Matching Calfskin Strap 1

Movement
Calibre 1326
Manufacture calibre
Mechanical, self-winding
26.2 mm (11¼ ’’’) diameter, 4.3 mm thick
Approximately 48 hours of power reserve
4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour)
142 components
25 jewels

Indications
Hours, minutes, central seconds
Date

Case
18K 5N pink gold
40 mm diameter, 9.6 mm thick
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Water-resistant tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx. 30 metres)

Dial
Sepia brown-toned, opaline centre, sunburst exterior
18K 5N pink gold Arabic numerals
18K 5N pink gold hour-markers highlighted by a blue luminescent material

Strap
Brown calfskin leather with calfskin lining and beige stitching
18K 5N pink gold pin buckle; Polished half Maltese cross-shaped

Availability
Only available through the Vacheron Constantin Boutiques