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.
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.
Yes, it is a lovely piece … but at that price point, it would not be on my short list …
No.1 beautiful time piece and price its reasonable for vc watch I love the face and the movement of this watch
Beautiful watch! Nice write up, thanks……..
Beautiful watch, but I’m confused. Is this a perpetual calendar? For this price, I hope so.