During this exceptional ‘virtual’ version of Watches & Wonders, Vacheron Constantin uncovers another sepia-brown dial tone for its Fiftysix programmed and complete schedule references. Underscoring the casual vintage disposition of the assortment, the warm brown dials are housed in 40mm pink gold cases and come with a coordinating brown calfskin lash with beige sewing. Concerning the development, case and design of the dial, nothing has changed.
Two years prior, Vacheron Constantin dispatched the Fiftysix assortment. Roused by a model from 1956 (Ref. 6073), which was the primary programmed, water-safe watch made by Vacheron, the assortment was intended to catch the momentum temperament for vintage watches and pull in a more youthful crowd. Situated as a section level model, the Fiftysix was promoted with buzzwords like ‘retro-contemporary’, ‘loose’ and an assortment with ‘cosmopolitan style’. Dispatched in three models in 2018 – programmed with date, day/date with power save marker and complete schedule with exactness moon stage – the Fiftysix assortment likewise has a later tourbillon model. Till now, the Fiftysix assortment was comprised of 40mm steel and pink gold watches with genuinely moderate monochrome, blue and anthracite shading dials. Today denotes the presentation of the new sepia-brown dial for the Self-Winding and Complete Calendar references.
Fiftysix Complete Calendar
With day, date and month signs, just as an accuracy moon stage requiring no change for a very long time, Vacheron Constantin’s Complete Calendar is the most complete and complex model in the Fiftysix line-up. A triple schedule, there are two windows for the day of the week and month just under 12 and a moon stage gap at 6 o’clock. The date is shown by an extra gold bolt tipped hand and set on the external edge of the dial, a configuration that is otherwise called a pointer date. Like its 1956 precursor, the dial is ensured with a raised box-type precious stone, presently produced using sapphire rather than Plexiglas or mineral glass. One of the assortment’s distinctive highlights is the area type dial with its part ring, exceptionally on top of watches from the 1950s. Repeating the pink gold case, the applied Arabic numerals are produced using pink gold just like the implement hour markers that are additionally treated with glowing material, similar to the hour and moment hands. The rich brown dial highlights opaline, sunburst and snailed finishes.
The 18k pink gold case shows the unmistakable and profoundly rich state of the Fiftysix family. Intended to catch components of the brand’s symbol Maltese Cross, the drags are intended to address the four arms of the cross and give a nearly tonneau-molded help for the round bezel and dial. Estimating 40mm with a stature of 11.6mm, the case is flawlessly gotten done with cleaned surfaces.
Visible through the sapphire gem caseback is Vacheron’s 2460 QCl/1 self-twisting type with its Hallmark of Geneva confirmation. The openworked 22k pink gold rotor is intended to address the symbolic Maltese cross. The last touch, affirming the more easygoing and vintage state of mind of this model is the coordinating brown calfskin cowhide tie with beige sewing and a 18k pink gold clasp with a half Maltese cross-molded design.
Quick facts: Fiftysix Complete Calendar Ref. 4000E/000R-B065 – 40mm x 11.6mm – 18k pink gold – box-type sapphire gem over dial, sapphire gem caseback – 30m water-obstruction – brown dial with applied pink gold numerals and markers – in-house type 2460 QCL/1 programmed – 28,800vph – 40h force save – Hallmark of Geneva confirmed – hours, minutes, focal seconds, complete schedule, exactness moon stage – brown calfskin with beige sewing and 18k rose gold pin clasp – EUR 36,100
Fiftysix Self-Winding Time and Date
Perhaps the solitary genuine ‘section level’ model in the thin universe of Vacheron Constantin watches is this Self-Winding Fiftysix. To give you a thought of what ‘section level’ signifies at Vacheron, the current steel model in the assortment has a retail cost of around EUR 11,000. Normally, the pink gold model copies this cost and now comes with this rich brown shading dial to show the time and date functions.
Like every single Fiftysix model, the dial includes the trademark area format with an external minutes/seconds track and an internal high contrast rail line style track. The brown dial is enriched with opaline, sunburst and snailed completions and huge applied gold Arabic numerals are blended with glowing gold markers addressing the odd numbers. The date window at 3 o’clock is watchful and has a brown foundation to coordinate the dial. With regards to its capacity as a day by day blender, the hands are additionally luminescent.
The pink gold case has a 40mm width however is more slender than the Complete Calendar with a 9.6mm thickness. What varies here however is the development. The FiftySix Self-Winding was obviously planned to be the ‘passage level’ alternative for the brand. Therefore, the programmed is outfitted with a development delivered by Richemont’s ValFleurier and dependent on a Cartier ébauche – despite the fact that it highlights explicit scaffolds and a more point by point adornment, including the 22k openworked Maltese cross-molded wavering weight.
The watch comes on a coordinating brown calfskin cowhide lash with beige sewing and a 18k pink gold clasp with a half Maltese cross.
Quick facts: Fiftysix Self-Winding Ref. 4600E/000R-B576 – 40mm x 9.6mm – 18k pink gold – box-type sapphire gem over dial, sapphire gem caseback – 30m water-opposition – brown dial with applied pink gold numerals and markers – programmed type 1326 – 28,800vph – 48h force hold – hours, minutes, focal seconds and date – brown calfskin tie with 18k rose gold pin clasp – EUR 20,000
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