SIHH 2015: Harmony Chronograph Small Model

from the press release

On the occasion of the 260th anniversary of its founding, the Manufacture Vacheron Constantin unveils the seven first models of a new collection called Harmony. Issued in limited editions, these eminently contemporary timepieces feature a new cushion shape and a design inspired by one of the brand’s first wristwatch chronographs introduced in 1928.

All Harmony models launched for the 260th anniversary of Vacheron Constantin are limited editions with certain components engraved with an arabesque motif inspired by the motifs found on the balance cock of Jean-Marc Vacheron's first watch from 1755.

Regular production models will follow without this engraving and with different design elements

The Harmony collection welcomes this new double-pusher chronograph, an elegant interpretation of a horological complication interpreted in the feminine mode. Issued in a limited, numbered 260-piece edition, the Chronograph Small Model is comfortably housed in a generous (37mmx46.6mm and 11.7mm thick) 18K pink gold cushion-shaped case. Its gem-set bezels sparkles with diamonds of the highest quality totalling 1.20 carats. At its heart, beating at a frequency of 3 Hz, the hand-winding Caliber 1142, powers one of the most coveted Haute Horlogerie complications: the chronograph. Caliber 1142 is an enhanced version of an existing caliber now meeting the demands of the Hallmark of Geneva and endowed with a higher frequency (3 Hz rather than 2.5 Hz) in order to improve the shock-resistance of the balance-wheel.

Endowed with a 48-hour power reserve, this exceptional movement composed of 164 entirely hand-decorated parts displays the hours, minutes, small seconds and chronograph functions. In tribute to the 260 years of excellence perpetuated by the Manufacture, its balance-cock is embellished with an original scrolling pattern. Specifically created by the brand’s designers to set these exclusive editions apart, this unusual motif also known as “fleurisanne engraving” is inspired by the arabesques adorning the balance-cock of the oldest pocket watch by the Maison, signed by Jean-Marc Vacheron in 1755.

Like all new chronograph movements in the collection, the column-wheel screw is adorned with Vacheron Constantin’s Maltese Cross emblem. The unprecedented blue-painted Arabic numerals specially designed for the models in the Harmony collection, stand out against the opaline silver-toned dial punctuated by gold or delicately blued leaf-type hands, reinforcing the perfect readability of each function. Stamped with the prestigious Hallmark of Geneva, this elegant chronograph displays a femininity imbued with daring and character – two qualities synonymous with this resolutely contemporary collection.


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Nice. And respectful of VC to come out with a chrono for women. Will
01/19/2015 - 07:58

the revised Lemani find its way into a men's model as well?

37x46,6 is not that small
01/19/2015 - 11:17

I think it would fit perfect a man's wrist.

Good move to enhance the movement to make it worth the Geneve hallmark, I've always wished to see this movement without those wire-springs, inappropriate to a Vacheron chrono movement.

A free sprung
01/19/2015 - 14:11

balance with so many massellottes is pretty peculiar.

Please Alex, I'm eager to know more details about these new movements, especially the chronos heart


THat's my size, maybe a bit too big ^^
01/19/2015 - 14:57

and the diamond dosen't help :D

but pleaaaase get rid fo these awful pushers :/ .  go to olive ones it would be so much classier.

Re: SIHH 2015: Harmony Chronograph Small Model
01/20/2015 - 22:05

Gorgeous! I'm actually very, very impressed with this. Love the transparent case back. Can easily see this being a success

Harmony Chronograph Small Model
01/22/2015 - 19:14

only for women crying

The new LEMANIA is awesome.

Here is some shots


Harmony Chronograph Small Model


Harmony Chronograph Small Model


This photo was taken with zoom so could looks thicker than real. 

Harmony Chronograph Small Model


How do not want a men version without diamonds?