Pre SIHH 2017: Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Tourbillon Minute Repeater10 January 2017
Vacheron Constantin reveals the new Traditionnelle tourbillon minute repeater.
The new jewel of Vacheron Constantin combines two of the most demanding complications; The tourbillon that serves to compensate the effects of gravity and thereby enhances the precision of the watch and the minute repeater, that on demand and at a press on a single pusher, the gongs of the mechanism chime the hours, quarters and minutes.
The Traditionnelle minute repeater tourbillon is driven by the new Caliber 2755 TMR; designed and developed by Vacheron Constantin. This hand-wound movement bears the Hallmark of Geneva and features an exceptional level of chronometric and aesthetic quality. The dial comes in slate grey or silver-toned variations on the platinum models; and is silver-toned for the pink gold version. It is graved with a refined hand-guilloché motif. Combining a minute repeater mechanism striking on demand with a tourbillon, it displays the hours and minutes as well as small seconds on the tourbillon carriage. The 58-hour power-reserve indication is unusually placed on the back of the watch rather than on the dial. The sapphire crystal case-back reveals the calibre adorned with 40 jewels, along with its hand-crafted finishes.
Available exclusively from Vacheron Constantin boutiques, the Traditionnelle minute repeater tourbillon is delivered with a “Music of Time” resonance holder that serves to amplify the sound and the harmony of the notes struck by the minute repeater.