When we received the press release about the new Vacheron Constantin FiftySix Petrol Blue dial we couldn’t wait until we could see the watches in person at the SIHH 2019. Finally, last week we had a real treat when we got to peruse these two new watches in the metal. This gorgeous new Petrol blue dial with opaline center and sunburst exterior is now available for the stainless steel versions of the FiftySix Self-Winding and the FiftySix Complete Calendar ref. 4000E with moonphase indicator. With an extremely well balanced dial thanks to its double apertures at 12 and a gorgeous moonphase indicator at six o'clock, this is without a doubt, one of the best looking Vacheron Constantin watches out there. Hopefully, these live pictures will get as close as possible to the real beauty of the dials in person.
An absolute chameleon depending on lighting conditions, the blue on the dials varies from navy blue to midnight blue and even to a dark blue with shades of forest green. Stunning addition to an already very appealing collection launched by Vacheron Constantin last year.
At 40 mm in diameter with a box-type sapphire crystal that rises above the bezel, sector type dial, superluminova on hands and markers and automatic movement, this is the very first time that blue dials are fitted on stainless steel Vacheron Constantin watches. Both watches are delivered on matching blue alligator straps. Everything else in these two watches, all the way from their movements, clasps, etc. remains exactly the same as in the previous models. A perfect addition to the FiftySix Collection and a very well executed set of dials.
Sticker Price $21,600 USD for Complete Calendar and $11,700 USD for Self-Winding. For more info on Vacheron Constantin click here.