SIHH 2015: Harmony Dual Time

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

Harmony is a contemporary collection par excellence, intended to house new Manufacture movements and unusual complications, designed to meet the demands of a lifestyle in perpetual motion.

Firmly in tune with the times, the dual time function is one of the most useful and most sought- after complications among both men and women.

To meet these expectations, the Manufacture Vacheron Constantin has developed and produced the new self-winding Caliber 2460DT dedicated to this must-have function. Three new references, two for men and one for women, are equipped with this new movement driving the hours, minutes, seconds along with dual time and day/night indications.

To further improve the user friendliness of this timepiece in any situation, this elaborate movement incorporates a remarkable innovation: all settings may be done by the crown in both directions, without any risk of damaging the mechanism. This caliber comprises a special stop seconds device ensuring a more accurate time display. Moreover, the ribbed crown also ensures smooth and easy handling.  

Like all creations from Harmony, these three new timepieces are certified by the Hallmark of Geneva, a guarantee of provenance, craftsmanship, durability and expertise. Presented to mark Vacheron Constantin’s 260th anniversary and issued in limited series on this occasion, the Dual Time and Dual Time  features an oscillating weight adorned with a commemorative motif forming delicate scrolling patterns. 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.  

Vacheron Constantin Caliber 2460DT with its generous 40-hour power reserve is composed of 233 parts, all hand-decorated in keeping with the finest watchmaking traditions. The two masculine versions appear in a generous cushion-shaped case in 18K white gold or 18K 5N pink gold, while the feminine variation in 18-carat white gold features a daintier size and a bezel delicately set with 88 diamonds totalling 1.20 carats. On an opaline silver-toned dial graced with gold or blued leaf-type hands, the blue-painted numerals typical of the Harmony collection ensure perfectly clear local time and dual time readings, while the sun and moon symbols on the day/night indication are made of gold.

Subtly combining functionality with elegance, the Dual Time models embody the eminently contemporary nature of the new Harmony collection. 

The Harmony Dual Time is limited to 625 pieces for each case metal

The Harmony Dual Time small model is limited to 500 pieces . 

The mens models have a case size of 40 mm x 49.3 mm, 11.43 mm thick 

The ladies model hase a case size of 37 mm x 46.6 mm, 11.18 mm thick 

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Interesting. Nice. This is not love at first sight for me. I think this model
01/19/2015 - 08:09

looks better as a ladies model rather than a men's model. Somehoe the day-night indicator does not quite do it for me. But maybe I will change my mind. Awaiting the reaction of others.

i think I'm falling in love with the harmony collection
01/22/2015 - 15:39
Harmony Dual Time: wristshots
01/22/2015 - 18:56

These combination is really interesting and I was more impressed by the women version. 

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don't you wink?

 

now men versions:

RG

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WG version:

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and the back side (sorry I did not have time to clean it prior shooting:

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The blue lettering is a very good choice IMHO. 

Which one is your favorite?

Liger

Liger, i agree with you. I think it looks better as a ladies model. I am not
01/25/2015 - 10:41

100% sold on this model - I am still having trouble with the day/night indicator. To me it does not seem 'right'. Maybe it will take time.

But I cannot begin to imagine the beautful timepieces that can be launched with the Harmomy shape. I have thought of a few combinations of my own. :-) Only if any HL lounger and Alex is willing to listen...smileysmileysmiley

Re: SIHH 2015: Harmony Dual Time
02/04/2015 - 06:33

Hi Alex, my kind of watch. Wondering if VC has any plan to make this watch with the number 12 in red color?

And when will these watches be available to purchase?

Johnny

Glad ypu like it :-) the only way to get a red 12 is to go bespok! However, the regular
02/04/2015 - 09:18

models will be available starting this summer

 

 

Re: Glad ypu like it :-) the only way to get a red 12 is to go bespok! However, the regular
02/04/2015 - 18:47

Thanks Alex. Couldn't wait to see it in person.

JL

Re: Glad ypu like it :-) the only way to get a red 12 is to go bespok! However, the regular
02/04/2015 - 18:47

Thanks Alex. Couldn't wait to see it in person.

JL