Vacheron Constantin thinks big at SIHH 2019
Vacheron Constantin kicked off SIHH 2019 with a bang. It introduced a slew of new Overseas models, an entirely new range centered on the arts, as well as a Twin Beat watch that just might become the star of the show.
The Vacheron Constantin Traditionelle Twin Beat Perpetual Calendar is true beast of a watch, packing dual oscillators and a 65-day power reserve.
How does it achieve such a feat? It effectively has a ‘standby’ mode – which is a first for any proper mechanical watch – which lets its user decide to run the watch at lower power (thereby, giving it a far longer power reserve). Oh, and it also looks the business with a platinum case, and a semi-transparent sapphire dial that lets you see those oscillators at work.
Next up, Vacheron Constantin admitted its love of the colour blue. Those hues now appear across a range of Overseas and Patrimony models. The best example of this is probably in the new Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin which now also comes in rose gold.
Last up for the brand was a new range dubbed ‘Mecaniques Sauvages’ which is a line of grand complications paired up with artistic crafts. Each one of these watches – which features an exotic animal on the dial – makes use of some of Vacheron’s most highly-vaunted complications (think perpetual calendars and minute repeaters). Each is then lovingly wrapped in precious metal, followed by a dial like no other.
The Grisaille Falcon, for example, looks almost like a photograph. However, it’s actually made using an enamelling technique that takes days to piece together. Same too for the Panda watch, which is made using hundreds of small pieces of wood.