VACHERON CONSTANTIN One of the highlights of Vacheron Constantin in 2018 is the launch of the new Fiftysix® series. Previously at the SIHH exhibition, the brand has released three types of three-hand, date week and full calendar month. Styles with different functional levels, and just recently, the Fiftysix® series has been in action. This time, instead of taking the basic sketch or practical calendar route, it will go directly to the tourbillon function, pushing this series to a higher level of technology. .
Vacheron Constantin’s new Fiftysix® series in 2018 continues to launch a series of flagship flagships equipped with a 2160 thin automatic tourbillon after the small three-pin, date week and full moon phase
The inspiration of the Fiftysix® tourbillon watch is still based on the Ref.6073 watch, which was released by Vacheron Constantin in 1956. This watch is round and slim, casual and elegant. In particular, the design of the four branch lugs with the Maltese cross shape is extremely brand-identifiable. Ref.6073 was also the brand’s first watch with an automatic movement and a waterproof case. It was technically a pioneer, expressing respect for tradition as well as a sense of innovation. Vacheron Constantin launched the new Fiftysix® series in 2018.
The design of the four branch lugs in the shape of the Maltese cross, the Box mirror, and the two-tone opalescent sunburst dial are the distinguishing features of the Fiftysix® series in reference to the antique watches of the 1960s.
The 2160 movement is the first self-winding tourbillon movement developed and manufactured by the brand. It was first installed in the Traditionnelle series in 2018, and has recently been ported to the Fiftysix® series.
Because the tourbillon function is a more advanced watchmaking process, the Fiftysix® tourbillon watch does not introduce the rose gold and stainless steel models like the previous three works, but only uses the rose gold case to emphasize the craftsmanship. The diameter of the model is 41mm, which is slightly larger than the previous three models, which are 40mm. The appearance of the Fiftysix Tourbillon watch is relatively thin, because the brand is equipped with the automatic tourbillon first seen in the Traditionnelle series in 2018. Thin movement (only 5.65mm thick), less than a year later, this brand new movement has now been transplanted to Fiftysix®, through the transparent bottom cover you can see the precision work of the movement and 22K gold ring type The automatic disc is said to take more than ten hours to process the grinding and chamfering of the tourbillon device by Vacheron Constantin. It is precisely this spirit of fine craftsmanship that can show such a delicate and stable movement quality.
18K 5N rose gold material / 2160 self-winding movement / hour and minute display / tourbillon device / Geneva mark / sapphire crystal, transparent bottom cover / waterproof 30 meters / diameter 41mm