Last week while we were still in Geneva reporting live from the SIHH 2015 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie we told you that this year, Vacheron Constantin is celebrating its 260th anniversary and to commemorate such important milestone, they released nine fascinating timepieces —seven of them in a new collection called the Harmony collection featuring cushion shaped cases. Since we have already presented you the three new Vacheron Constantin Harmony Monopusher Chronographs here and the two new Vacheron Constantin Métiers d'Art Mécaniques Gravées here, well then now its the turn to talk about the new Vacheron Constantin Harmony Dual Time of which three different models are available —two for men and one for women.
The new Vacheron Constantin Harmony Dual Time is equipped with the new Vacheron Constantin in-house calibre 2460DT driving the hours, minutes and seconds along with dual time and day/night indications. To further improve the user friendliness of this timepiece in any situation, this elaborate movement incorporates a remarkable innovation: all settings may be done by the crown in both directions, without any risk of damaging the mechanism. This caliber comprises a special stop seconds device ensuring a more accurate time display. Moreover, the ribbed crown also ensures smooth and easy handling.
While the two men versions come in a generous cushion-shaped case in 18K white gold or 18K 5N pink gold measuring 40 mm x 49.3 mm x 11.43 mm thick, the ladies variation in 18K white gold features a daintier case size at 37 mm x 46.6 mm x 11.18 mm thick and a bezel delicately set with 88 diamonds totaling 1.20 carats. On an opaline silver-toned dial graced with gold or blued leaf-type hands, the blue-painted numerals typical of the Harmony collection ensure perfectly clear local time and dual time readings, while the sun and moon symbols on the day/night indication are made of gold. Subtly combining functionality with elegance, the Dual Time models embody the eminently contemporary nature of the new Harmony collection.
Like all creations from Harmony, these three new timepieces are certified by the Hallmark of Geneva, a guarantee of provenance, craftsmanship, durability and expertise. Presented to mark Vacheron Constantin’s 260th anniversary and issued in limited series on this occasion, the Dual Time and Dual Time Small model —ladies model— feature an oscillating weight adorned with a commemorative motif forming delicate scrolling patterns. Specifically created by the brand’s designers to set these exclusive editions apart, this unusual motif also known as “fleurisanne engraving” is inspired by the arabesques adorning the balance-cock of the oldest pocket watch by the Maison, signed by Jean-Marc Constantin in 1755. The new Vacheron Constantin automatic calibre 2460DT with its generous 40-hour power reserve is composed of 233 parts, all hand-decorated in keeping with the finest watchmaking traditions.
While the men references 7810S/000G-B050 and 7810S/000R-B051 are fitted with dark brown alligator straps and triple blade folding clasps with half Maltese cross-shaped buckles, the ladies' reference 7805S/000G-B052 comes with a light blue alligator strap also with triple blade folding clasps with half Maltese cross-shaped buckles. The watches will be delivered with a magnifying glass, a dedicated brochure on the new Harmony collection and a 260th anniversary celebration letter signed by Mr. Juan-Carlos Torres, CEO of Vacheron Constantin. The men's references are available in a limited edition of 625 pieces, while the ladies is available in a limited edition of 500.
« 260th Anniversary » engraved on the back of the timepiece
On the wrist, the watch wears quite comfortably and with unparalleled wrist presence.
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