In keeping with a subject we’ve seen a considerable amount of at Vacheron this SIHH, we have another watch to declare that will be available in two executions. The watch being referred to is the Tourbillon Traditionelle, and it additionally turns out to be the first-ever programmed tourbillon from Vacheron Constantin. This isn’t entirely surprising when y0u consider that the company already had a great 14-day hand-wound tourbillon. On account of the entirety of the new Traditionelle models dispatching this SIHH, the platinum executions are assigned as part of the Excellence Platine assortment and will be restricted editions.
Why This Watch Matters
Any time a company on Vacheron’s level accomplishes something for the first run through, it’s worth focusing and having a closer look. Inside the new Traditionelle Tourbillon is the new in-house Caliber 2160, a 18,000 vph moderate beat programmed tourbillon with an open carriage molded like a Maltese cross. The movement is on thinner side, at 5.65mm dainty, particularly when you consider that it is programmed, has a complex escapement, and comes in with a power reserve of 80 hours.
The platinum version of this watch features a platinum dial and is part of the “Greatness Platine” collection.
This is an attractive watch in the two executions, yet in the event that I were settling on a purchasing choice I would lean toward the restricted version, primarily in light of the fact that I like the possibility of a white metal complicated watch of this kind, yet in addition since I’ve generally appreciated how Vacheron manages platinum cases and dials. They really sing in person. And afterward of course, there is the allure of claiming another model wherein another movement debuts in the Exellence Platine collection.
Brand: Vacheron Constantin
Model: Traditionelle Tourbillon
Reference Number: 6000T/000P-B347 (platinum), 6000T/000R-B346 (pink gold)
Case Material: Platinum or pink gold
Dial Color: (platinum), Silvered opaline (pink gold)
Indexes: 18k white gold hour markers (platinum), 18k pink gold applied markers (pink gold)
Water Resistance: 30 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Dark blue or brown alligator strap
The in-house caliber 2160 is Vacheron’s first ever programmed tourbillon movement.
Caliber: In-House Caliber 2160
Functions: Hours, minutes, little seconds (on tourbillon)
Power Reserve: 80 hours
Frequency: 2.5 Hz (18,000 vph)
Pricing & Availability
Price: $149,000 (platinum), $118,000 (pink gold)
Limited Edition: Platinum version is restricted to 25 pieces
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A close up of the dial of the platinum version. It has a hallmark somewhere in the range of 4 and 5 o’clock demonstrating that it is produced using platinum.
The platinum version comes on a hand-sewed blue alligator strap.
The pink gold version is limitless and comes with a silvered opaline dial.
Dial side of the movement
Back of the movement showing fine completing and a 22k gold rotor