Vacheron Constantin presents a special edition Fiftysix Day-Date watch, available exclusively on MR PORTER. This limited edition timepiece features a 40 mm diameter stainless steel case that frames a petrol blue dial specially developed for the collection and a sepia brown calfskin strap.
In 2018, Vacheron Constantin embarked on a partnership with London’s legendary Abbey Road Studios bringing together their shared values of Excellence and Craftmanship. The iconic Studio Two was chosen as the setting in which to unveil the Fiftysix collection, which has since been interpreted in several variations inspired by the Maison’s first water-resistant self-winding watch created in 1956. Its distinctive features: lugs shaped like a section of Vacheron Constantin’s Maltese cross symbol; a box-type sapphire crystal; a classic case measuring 40 mm in diameter; and a sophisticated sector-type dial.
In addition to its deep colour specifically developed for the collection, the sector-type dial is distinguished by the richness of its details. Three different finishes – opaline, sunburst and snailed, from the centre to the rim – ensure an extremely legible watch face accentuated by elegant light effects.
Arabic numerals, hour-markers and gold hour-minute hands punctuate the dial of this timepiece, whose personality is enhanced by a matt-textured sepia brown calfskin strap with stainless steel folding clasp.
The Fiftysix day-date watch houses the self-winding Calibre 2475 SC/2, equipped with a stop-seconds device. It drives indications of the day of the week at 9 o’clock, the date at 3 o’clock as well as the 40-hour power reserve at 6 o’clock.
Through the caseback, a few subtle details further enhance the elegance of the watch thanks to the open-worked 22-carat gold oscillating weight whose design is inspired by the shape of the Maltese cross, and affords a chance to admire the Côtes de Genève pattern adorning the mainplate. This weight also benefits from a rotation system equipped with ceramic ball bearings, thereby dispensing with any need for lubrication and guaranteeing the movement’s longevity.
This Fiftysix day-date watch is issued in a 30-piece numbered limited edition.
Available exclusively from http://www.mrporter.com, the watch is priced at £15,900.
Model: Fiftysix day-date
Calibre 2475 SC/2
Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
26.2 mm (11¼’’’) diameter, 5.7 mm thick
Approximately 40 hours of power reserve
4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)
Hallmark of Geneva
Hours, minutes, central seconds
Day of the week and date
40 mm diameter, 11.6 mm thick
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Water-resistant tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx. 30 metres)
Petrol blue, opaline center, sunburst exterior, snailed counters
18K white gold Arabic numerals
18K white gold hour-markers highlighted by a blue luminescent material
Brown calfskin leather with calfskin lining and beige stitching
Clasp: Stainless steel folding clasp; Polished half Maltese cross-shaped
Limited and numbered edition of 30 pieces
Only available on MR PORTER