New Watch: Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Day-Date and Power Reserve


Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Day-Date Power Reserve - frontVacheron Constantin’s Collection Excellence Platine welcomes a new model for those who appreciate classically understated timepieces. The limited edition Traditionnelle Day-Date and Power Reserve embodies the finest horological traditions in every sense.

Vacheron Constantin created its first platinum timepiece in 1820, and has since fashioned its finest timepieces from this precious metal, which is 95% pure, compared with 75% purity for 18k gold.

As a new member of the Collection Excellence Platine, the Traditionnelle Day-Date and Power Reserve offers much more than simply a platinum case. The dial too is crafted from the precious metal, as evidenced by the discreet “PT950” inscription between 4 and 5 o’clock. The dial provides a central display of the hours, minutes and seconds, as well as pointer-type indications of the power reserve, the date and the day of the week.

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The dark blue alligator strap is hand-sewn with a unique thread made from silk combined with a fine strand of 950 platinum. Platinum’s remarkable malleability makes this possible. A single gram of the metal can be drawn out to form a thread more than one mile in length. The folding clasp is also made of 950 platinum.

Inside the 39.5 mm case beats a manufacture Caliber 2475 self-winding movement that is developed and produced by Vacheron Constantin. Its fine watchmaking finishes include Côtes de Genève, beveled and rhodiumed bridges, and a circular-grained mainplate. The watch and movement bear the Hallmark of Geneva, an independent certification of origin, craftsmanship, durability and expertise.

The Traditionnelle Day-Date and Power Reserve will be produced in a limited edition of 100 pieces, priced at $87,300. Complete specifications appear below.

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5 Responses to “New Watch: Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Day-Date and Power Reserve”

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  1. Hi Carl,

    It’s not a perpetual calendar (doesn’t need adjustment until 2100 and takes into account leap years), not even an annual calendar, which needs to be adjusted the first of March and for leap years. A day/date will need to be adjusted on all months that don’t have 31 days, so you are adjusting considerably more to accommodate the different number of days in the months. What you’re paying for are the high end finishing on this watch as well as the the expense and exclusivity of the Collection Platine collection.

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  2. ..the "Dude"

    Yes, it is a lovely piece … but at that price point, it would not be on my short list …

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  3. George Michael vlassis

    No.1 beautiful time piece and price its reasonable for vc watch I love the face and the movement of this watch

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  4. Carl Dreher

    Beautiful watch, but I’m confused. Is this a perpetual calendar? For this price, I hope so.

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