Introduced in the Traditionnelle collection, which proudly proclaims its ties with the purest watchmaking traditions and a timeless classic spirit, the new Vacheron Constantin ladies’ model blossoms within the rounded curves of a delicately gem-set case. The hand-wound calibre 1410 beating gently at its heart, entirely developed and crafted at Vacheron Constantin, features one of the most poetic of all Fine Watchmaking complications: moon phases. Equipped with a high-precision gear train, the sophisticated mechanism of this function – also referred to as an “astronomical moon” – requires a single-day adjustment only once every 122 years. In addition to displaying the hours, minutes, small seconds and moon phases, this Manufacture movement offers a pointer-type indication of its over 40-hour power reserve.
Showcasing its assets within a pink or white gold exterior, the Traditionnelle moon phase and power reserve small model boldly asserts an aesthetic imbued with authenticity. The charm of a shimmering white mother-of-pearl dial is framed by the dainty curves of a 36 mm-diameter round case set with 81 diamonds for a total of approximatively 1.2 carats. Lit up by the gem-setting on the bezel, lugs and crown, this discreetly refined model is a distinguished embodiment of the identity codes of the Traditionnelle collection to which it belongs: a slender bezel, a knurled motif surrounding the screw-in case-back fitted with a sapphire crystal, a painted minute circle, solid gold “Dauphine” hands and facetted hour-markers. The understated elegance of this model matches with a grey alligator leather strap, accentuating the timeless style of a timepiece that leaves nothing to chance.
Revealed through the transparent case-back, the prestigious hand-wound calibre 1410 bears the Hallmark of Geneva, a highly demanding token of quality based on strict criteria that only a few Manufactures are prepared to meet. This Hallmark also guarantees exceptionally meticulous hand-crafted finishes. The flat surfaces are adorned with Côtes de Genève, the sharp edges are bevelled and hand-polished, as are the flat-head screws. Moreover, the Traditionnelle moon phase and power reserve small model also perfectly meets the current demands of this independent label, of which the certification no longer covers the movement alone, as was historically the case, but instead the timepiece as a whole.
Finding its natural place within the heritage of excellence cultivated by the Manufacture, this elegantly refined watch will doubtless appeal to feminine connoisseurs of finely crafted watches who are looking for authenticity and accomplished expertise.