It’s A Men’s Affair: Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix Automatic29 January 2019
Precision, Care, Dedication.
Three concepts perfectly in harmony with each other, that bring together a great timepiece and a Milanese barbershop: a “Barbieria.”
Call it a style or a trend, but it is the desire of many men: to have a neat and tidy beard, with a long or short but perfectly well-groomed haircut; add to it a treatment which essentially equals that of a spa, leaving an almost imperceptible perfume on you for the rest of the day.
We are inside the Santa Marta Barbieria in Milan, within the 5 Vie district, where you can find a well-balanced mix between modernity and tradition. The rediscovery of this word, “Barbieria,” indicates that we are not talking about a simple barbershop, but about the savvy revitalization of a tradition dear to the gentlemen of all the world: an intimate and personal moment, a treat to himself in a welcoming environment, a place that can make anybody who walks in feel at home: a space inspired by the great Italian Barbieria tradition, aspiring to live in a contemporary light.
Qualities and characteristics that match well, and almost overlap with the philosophy and details characterizing the Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix self-winding watch: the 40-mm model in 18-karat pink gold.
The style is definitely contemporary retro for this men’s watch, right for every occasion. The name evokes a date: 1956.
The collection which the model belongs to is elegant, modern, and suitable for a “young” customer, passionate about Haute Horlogerie.
Its cosmopolitan style can express a strong personality, thanks to the contrast between the classic dial and the bold case, typically inspired by the maison’s Maltese Cross which is featured also on the perforated oscillating weight in pink gold. We stand in front of a modern reinterpretation of one of the first watches of the manufacture equipped with a self-winding movement, created at a time in which hand-winding was a trend.
By Valentina Dalla Costa