Inspired by the Chinese Jade culture, Vacheron Constantin presents a Traditionnelle tourbillon model dedicated to China market, numbered and engraved in 30-piece limited edition.
This Traditionnelle tourbillon watch features an elegant 41 mm-diameter case in 18K 5N pink gold which houses a self-winding movement developed by Vacheron Constantin.
The Imperial green color of the dial and the strap draws inspiration from the long-standing Chinese Jade Culture, and pays tribute to the time-honored history of this Chinese aesthetic expression.
“A gentleman of jade” is a well-known phrase since ancient China to describe a man with noble character. ¬According Chinese tradition, a real gentleman is elegant and dignified just as the Jade, which gives inspiration to the creation of the first high complication wristwatch specially designed for the China market. Considered as a mirror of Chinese civilization, Jade has been a treasure of Chinese tradition for thousands of years. This gemstone has been a symbol of high morality throughout Chinese history.
A jade’s quality is largely determined by the purity of its color. Imperial green, the color that Vacheron Constantin’s first high complication China Limited Edition wristwatch is dressed in, is known to represent the purest and most sophisticated shade of green jadeite, and has a sharp boldness while retaining being understated and warm.
Its open-worked tourbillon carriage has the shape of Maltese cross, the emblem of the Manufacture. Entirely hand chamfered and finished, Caliber 2160 is distinguished by its incredible slimness. This ultra-thin 188-part movement endowed with an approximately 80-hour power reserve measures just 5.65 mm thick.
This self-winding movement features a solid 22K gold sandblasted peripheral oscillating weight and beats at 2.5 Hz. The sapphire crystal caseback provides a chance to admire the steady beating of its mechanism and the exceptional level of traditional Côtes de Genève finishing.
The new Traditionnelle tourbillon China Limited Edition timepiece displays the hours and minutes with central hands, while the small seconds appear at 6 o’clock on the tourbillon, framed by an Imperial green-toned dial graced with gold hour-markers and bi-facetted Dauphine-type hands.
Model: Traditionnelle Tourbillon China Limited Edition
Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
Mechanical, self-winding, peripheral rotor
31 mm (13½’’’) diameter, 5.65 mm thick
Approximately 80 hours of power reserve
2.5 Hz (18,000 vibrations/hour)
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepiece
Hours, minutes, small seconds on tourbillon carriage
18K 5N pink gold
41 mm diameter, 10.4 mm thick
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Water-resistance tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx. 30 meters)
Imperial Green, sunburst finishing
18K 5N pink applied hour-markers and Maltese cross
Imperial Green Mississippiensis alligator leather with alligator inner shell, hand-stitched, saddle-finish, large square scales
18K 5N pink gold folding clasp
Polished half Maltese cross-shaped
Limited edition of 30 pieces, individually numbered