Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Complete Calendar Openface Limited Edition

Vacheron Constantin revisits the fine historical traditions of Geneva watchmaking with the new Traditionnelle complete calendar openface watch. Boasting a new open-worked sapphire face, this new timepiece is available in two versions in 18K 5N pink gold and 18K white gold.

Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Complete Calendar Openface Limited Edition

Classically inspired with its round case featuring a fluted back, its railway minute-track and its Dauphine-type hands, the Traditionnelle complete calendar openface model adopts an avant-garde profile. The open-worked sapphire dial reveals Calibre 2460 QCL/2, whose mainplate and bridges are highlighted by anthracite NAC treatment. The triple calendar display, complemented by a precision moon phase, gains in depth through its functional and contemporary style.

Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Complete Calendar Openface Limited Edition

Combining contemporary design and watchmaking heritage, this new interpretation is reminiscent of the Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Twin Beat perpetual calendar model presented in 2019.

Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Complete Calendar Openface Limited Edition

The Traditionnelle complete calendar openface watch proudly highlight characteristic features of the Traditionnelle collection – including the stepped round case and lugs, the fluted caseback, the slim bezel, the railway minute-track, the bi-facetted Dauphine-type hands and the gold baton-style hour-markers. The opening onto the movement structure is perfectly visible on both sides of the watch and features an anthracite grey colour achieved by NAC treatment.

Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Complete Calendar Openface Limited Edition

Surrounded by a slate grey opaline flange on which a central hand points to the date, the upper part of the sapphire crystal dial features a likewise slate grey guilloché segment as well as applied gold hour-markers.

Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Complete Calendar Openface Limited Edition

 

The resulting three-part dial overlooks the sapphire discs providing an aperture-type display of the days and months. The moon-phase disc, with its two realistic transferred depictions of Earth’s satellite, is also covered by a translucent sapphire mask. This airy construction provides a chance to admire the various movement components, including the bridges and mainplate featuring an original vertical upright finish on the front.

Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Complete Calendar Openface Limited Edition

The “openface” design highlights the technical nature of the Traditionnelle complete calendar openface watch. This complication, also known as the triple calendar, indicates the date, day and month, complemented on these models by a moon phase.

Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Complete Calendar Openface Limited Edition

Water-resistant to 30 metres, these two Traditionnelle complete calendar openface models are fitted with a calfskin-lined grey alligator strap secured by a pink or white gold pin buckle.

Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Complete Calendar Openface Limited Edition

Technical details

Model: Traditionnelle complete calendar openface

References
4020T/000G-B655
4020T/000R-B654

Movement
Calibre 2460 QCL/2
Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
Mechanical, self-winding
29 mm (11¼’’’) diameter, 5.45 mm thick
Approximately 40 hours of power reserve
4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)
312 components
27 jewels
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepiece

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

Case
18K white gold/18K 5N pink gold
41 mm diameter, 10.7 mm thick
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Water-resistance tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx. 30 metres)

Dial
Assembled in three parts:
– Slate grey guilloche upper part
– Slate grey opaline flange
– Sapphire crystal with 18K gold hour-markers
18K white gold/18K 5N pink gold applied hour-markers, hour & minutes hands
18K gold blackened date hand with white crescent

Strap
Grey Mississippiensis alligator leather with calf inner shell, tone-on-tone stitching, square scales

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