Vacheron Constantin has dropped a pair of complete calendars with open dials and sapphire crystal calendar wheels.
The Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Complete Calendar Openface model offers a modern aesthetic to a very traditional watch and complication, in a similar style to Vacheron Constantin’s Traditionelle Twin Beat perpetual calendar from 2019.
The polished round 41mm case with slim bezel is complemented with a fluted or coin edge caseback while the dial adopts a railway track for minutes, Dauphine hands and a peripheral date indication with central pointer.
The open design of the dial has been further accentuated with sapphire crystal Day and Month wheels revealing even more of the workings of the Calibre 2460 QCL/2 movement beneath. Even the watch’s moonphase wheel – which usually relies on a partial solid cover to indicate its current phase – is presented here with a translucent frosted screen of sapphire crystal.
Vacheron Constantin has treated the visible elements of the mainplate and bridges with an anthracite-color NAC galvanic treatment.
Vacheron Constantin revisits the fine historical traditions of Geneva watchmaking with the new Traditionnelle complete calendar openface watch. Boasting a new open-worked sapphire face, this new timepiece is available in two versions in 18K 5N pink gold and 18K white gold.
Classically inspired with its round case featuring a fluted back, its railway minute-track and its Dauphine-type hands, the Traditionnelle complete calendar openface model adopts an avant-garde profile. The open-worked sapphire dial reveals Calibre 2460 QCL/2, whose mainplate and bridges are highlighted by anthracite NAC treatment. The triple calendar display, complemented by a precision moon phase, gains in depth through its functional and contemporary style. Combining contemporary design and watchmaking heritage, this new interpretation is reminiscent of the Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Complete Calendar Openface model presented in 2019.
The Traditionnelle complete calendar openface watch proudly highlight characteristic features of the Traditionnelle collection – including the stepped round case and lugs, the fluted caseback, the slim bezel, the railway minute-track, the bi-facetted Dauphine-type hands and the gold baton-style hour-markers. The opening onto the movement structure is perfectly visible on both sides of the watch and features an anthracite grey colour achieved by NAC treatment. Surrounded by a slate grey opaline flange on which a central hand points to the date, the upper part of the sapphire crystal dial features a likewise slate grey guilloché segment as well as applied gold hour-markers.
The resulting three-part dial overlooks the sapphire discs providing an aperture-type display of the days and months. The moon-phase disc, with its two realistic transferred depictions of Earth’s satellite, is also covered by a translucent sapphire mask. This airy construction provides a chance to admire the various movement components, including the bridges and mainplate featuring an original vertical upright finish on the front. The Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Complete Calendar Openface design highlights the technical nature of the Traditionnelle complete calendar openface watch. This complication, also known as the triple calendar, indicates the date, day and month, complemented on these models by a moon phase.Water-resistant to 30 metres, these two Traditionnelle complete calendar openface models are fitted with a calfskin-lined grey alligator strap secured by a pink or white gold pin buckle.