Vacheron Constantin presents a numbered and engraved 100-piece limited edition Traditionnelle manual-winding ladies’ watch dedicated to Mainland China in celebration of Qixi, the Chinese Valentine’s Day.
Originated from the ancient Chinese mythology, the “Qixi Festival (Chinese Valentine’s Day)” celebrates the annual rendezvous of the legendary couple, Cowherd and Weaving Maiden, on the Magpie Bridge. At the romantic time being, the hydrangeas are in full bloom in different shades of purple, therefore the festival is also known as “Purple Valentine’s Day” in China. Weaving Maiden possesses marvelous weaving skills, that she weaved the clouds into a rainbow.
Purple, being the last color of the rainbow, represents not only the longing of two lovers to reunite, but also the eternal commitment towards each other as it extends into infinity. The color Purple is also a synonym for nobility and elegance in Chinese culture.
The new Traditionnelle manual-winding, China limited edition pays tribute to the romantic season and is perfectly in tune with the spirit of the collection. Faithful to the origins of Vacheron Constantin, and designed for Chinese women enamored of beautifully crafted watches that are both understated and distinguished.
Issued in a 100-piece limited series exclusively for Mainland China, it asserts its style in subtle shades of purple: from the elegant opal purple of its mother-of-pearl dial to the plum purple of its alligator leather strap with 18K 5N pink gold buckle. By contrast, the 54 round-cut diamonds (approx. 0.87 ct) finely set on the bezel make the 18K 5N pink gold case the guardian of a fleeting and wonderful vision of time.
Powered by the in-house manual-winding Calibre 1400, this Traditionnelle watch is equipped with hours and minutes display delivering precision and reliability in all circumstances.
The new Traditionnelle manual-winding, China Limited Edition, will be available for pre-order at Vacheron Constantin’s T-mall Flagship Store and also through its phone sales service (+86 400-623-1289) starting from July 15th, and will be available in the boutiques from August 7th.
Model: Traditionnelle manual-winding China Limited Edition
Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
20.65 mm (9’’’) diameter, 2.6 mm thick
Approximately 40 hours of power reserve
4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour)
98 components, 20 jewels
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepiece
18K 5N pink gold
33 mm, 7.70 mm thick
Diamond-set bezel (54 brilliant-cut diamonds, approx. 0.87 ct)
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Water-resistance tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx. 30 meters)
Opal purple mother-of-pearl
18K 5N pink gold applied hour-markers
Plum purple Mississippiensis alligator leather strap with calf inner shell, stitched-tip, square scales
18K 5N pink gold pin buckle
Polished half Maltese cross-shaped
Limited edition of 100 pieces, individually numbered