This week Vacheron Constantin will present a number of interesting new watches, however their emphasis is on their new assortment by the name of FIFTYSIX. Of course, referring to the year 1956 in which they released their famous reference 6073 watch. A shocking 35mm watch with the programmed winding caliber 1019/1 development, a silver matte dial with applied gold numerals and dauphine molded hands. A shocking watch from a period in which they made wonderful dress watches.
Vacheron Constantin refers to the 1950’s as the brilliant age for round watches. There’s little to bring toward that. Underneath, a picture of this reference 6073 that was unloaded by Christie’s over five years prior during their Hong Kong watch deal. Other than the shocking rose gold color of the case and the wonderful dial, take a gander at those hauls. Essentially astounding. It does in fact make you long for a watch configuration inspired by this watch from 1956.
Vacheron Constantin FIFTYSIX
Based on that delightful watch, Vacheron Constantin introduces three models of their new FIFTYSIX assortment. Three variations to be precise; a date, day-date and week, and a complete calendar (counting moon stage indicator) watch. Every one of the three variations will become available in hardened steel and pink gold. Actually no, not bi-color, but rather each model comes in a tempered steel variant just as in a pink gold variant.
FIFTYSIX Case And Movement
All versions have a lovely formed case with a 40mm diameter. A tiny bit bigger than the 35mm of the original, however let’s face it, 35mm is surely minuscule for a contemporary dress watch in 2018.
Just like the original with its caliber 1019/1 development, the new Vacheron Constantin FIFTYSIX models have programmed developments too. Another caliber truth be told, for the version with the date as just complication. All models are furnished with a sapphire caseback, that empowers the wearer to have a glance at its wonderful development. The developments are completely gotten done with the renowned Côtes de Genève, circular graining and snailing and a recently planned rotor. The 22 carat gold rotor bears the Maltese Cross applique and a frosted-snail finish. The Maltese Cross can likewise be found back looking into it configuration of course, since the carries are inspired by the branches of it.
Caliber 1326 Caliber 2460 Caliber 2475
The three-hands version comes with manufacture caliber 1326. Just 4.3mm thick and has a power-reserve of approximately 48 hours. The instance of this reference is 9.6mm thick. In the Day-Date version of the Vacheron Constantin FIFTYSIX we discover their caliber 2475 SC/2 development. 5.7mm thick (264 components) and a power-reserve of 40 hours. With these complications, the watch thickens to a still very impressive 11.6mm. Interesting is that in the FIFTYSIX Complete Calendar reference, the development is ‘just’ 5.4mm in tallness (with 308 components). The thickness of this model is likewise 11.6mm.
Another decent part of the Vacheron Constantin FIFTYSIX is the dial. No, fortunately there’s no referencing of ‘FIFTYSIX’ on the dial (that would be weird looking), yet the dial has a number of pleasant subtleties. First, it is a sector-type dial. This gives the substance of the watch a great deal of flair and is rather playful. The chapter ring, with cudgel type hour markers and delightful applied Arabic numerals. The center of the dial has a different tone, and gives great contrast for the hands and chapter ring. There’s a date window on the three-hands version, references 4600E/000R-B441 (gold) and 4600E/000A-B442 (tempered steel). The Vacheron Constantin FIFTYSIX with Day-Date complication, looks somewhat different. There are two sub dials, overlapping the sectors, with a day and date indicator on 3 and 9 o’clock. At 6 o’clock there is a power reserve indicator. This applies to references 4400E/000R-B436 (gold) and 4400E/000A-B437 (impeccable steel).
The Complete Calendar version is somewhat different, having a sector dial, however some extra apertures for the day, date and moon stages in the center part. This applies for references 4000E/000R-B438 (gold) and 4000E/000A-B439.
As for the pricing, here you go:
FIFTYSIX | Reference 4600E/000A-B442 | 11,900€
FIFTYSIX| Reference 4600E/000R-B441 |19,800€
FIFTYSIX day-date | Reference 4400E/000A-B437 | 17,700€
FIFTYSIX day-date | Reference 4400E/000R-B436 | 33,100€
FIFTYSIX complete calendar | Reference 4000E/000A-B439 | 22,100€
FIFTYSIX complete calendar | Reference 4000E/000R-B438 |36,500€
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