While all other luxury watchmakers are banking on bold and bright, Vacheron Constantin is going ‘all grey’. The Swiss luxury watch icon has given a new touch to the Traditionnelle ‘Complete Calendar’.
When it comes to complicated watchmaking, Vacheron Constantin knows what they bring to the table. Being the World’s Most Complicated Watch producer, they have outgrown their previous acknowledgement with the latest ‘Traditionnelle ‘Complete Calendar’. It’s a subtle complication where the owner receives information, including the moon phase, time, month, day, and date.
Fun Fact: The Vacheron Constantin timepiece’s moon phase pointer needs to be adjusted every 122 years!
The Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle ‘Complete Calendar’ lacks the mind-boggling pattern but outshines in displaying the other details. It rightfully performs its duties by displaying the day, date, and moon phase. The latest ‘white gold’ version is a bright look, and the grey-on-silver is a perfect combination to draw attention.
The timepiece comes with an unusual dial layout where the month and day indicators are pushed to the edge. This opens up a lot of space to improve legibility.
What’s new in the Traditionnelle ‘Complete Calendar’ white gold?
If you consider the other calendar luxury watches, there are many different levels. Firstly, it is the standard date and time. Secondly, there is the complete calendar, and thirdly, the more complex annual and eternal calendars. The beauty that we see in the new Traditionnelle ‘Complete Calendar’ is the perfect aesthetic combination of colours and materials.
Adding to the warm rose gold edition, the edgier Complete Calendar white gold edition has stepped up the brilliance.
Thoughtful Inner Details
Both the back and the front of the Traditionnelle ‘Complete Calendar’ show that the watchmakers have paid exceptional attention to the details. The watch portrays enough information with each piece of data designed in a user-friendly manner. There is no unnecessary clutter.
For example, the grey dial is triple-tone, the middle portion is light grey and the minute trail is dark grey, with the date-ring polished concentrically. The dark grey coloured calendar discs and date pointer blend finely into the dial colour.
The Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle ‘Complete Calendar’ has a classic White Gold Case
The Traditionnelle ‘Complete Calendar’ case is 10.7mm in height and 41mm in diameter. It now comes in an 18ct white gold round case with a narrow bezel. The watch has an easy-grip crown that bears the brand’s cross. The design is an all-time classic featuring all the precise attributes of the Traditionnelle lineup. Under the hood, the new Vacheron Constantin watches keep things familiar like angular shapes, brushed surfaces and straight lugs.
The watch piece has Calibre 2460 QCL/1, an evolved version of the Calibre 2450 featuring 308 components. A moon phase shows at 6 o’clock, with the day, week, and month indicators placed around the rim of the dial. This makes the display more evident than most of the ‘Complete Calendar’ models.
Time is indicated by baton-type hour markers and Dauphine-style hands, with a railway minute track. The timepiece has an in-house movement with automatic winding. The classic timepiece is certified by the Hallmark of Geneva that stands as a testimony to its brilliant precision. The movement is paced at 4Hz frequency and has up to 40 hours of power reserve. The watchmakers detail the water-resistance as 30 meters.
The Velvet-Touched Slate Grey Dial
Another significant touch of the latest Traditionnelle ‘Complete Calendar’ is the velvet-finished slate grey dial. The markers and hands come in white gold that finely contrasts the dial colour.
The model retains the handsome quotient with the peripheral date track.
The Maltese cross is at 12 o’clock, and the date has its hand with a crescent moon tip. The 22ct gold oscillating weight and the Black Mississippiensis alligator leather strap add another level of edginess. The chamfered bridges with the Geneva stripe motif and the circular-grained base-plate reflects the Swiss watch maker’s high standard.
What We Think
If you are someone who likes Complete and Triple Calendars, the Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle ‘Complete Calendar’ is your spoiled choice! It is a contemporary expression of traditional watchmaking, and the timepieces reflect on the perfect clarity of the horological complications. Whether it is the colour of the stitching, the colour of the leather, or the colour of the side edges, everything has an impressive outlook.
Overall, the all-new Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle ‘Complete Calendar’ is a well-pitched lesson in subtle luxury.
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