Swiss high-end producer Vacheron Constantin has an extended custom of delivering particular watches to the Center Kingdom. As an illustration, yearly, the model creates Métiers d’Artwork watches devoted to the Chinese language zodiac indicators, reminiscent of the just lately launched Yr of the Tiger fashions. Immediately, Vacheron releases one other mannequin solely made for the Chinese language market, nonetheless, in a way more restrained method. Fully wearing Imperial Inexperienced, right here’s the brand new Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Tourbillon China Restricted Version.
This unique mannequin isn’t totally new and relies on an present (and really enticing) mannequin, the automated Traditionnelle Tourbillon with a peripheral rotor. What the model has executed right here is to introduce a symbolic color that echoes the tradition of the nation the place these 30 items can be delivered. In China, the expression “an actual gentleman is elegant and dignified simply because the Jade” has been used since historic instances to explain a person with a noble, virtuous character. Jade, or jadeite, a more durable type of jade recognized by the Chinese language, is tremendously appreciated for its easy, delicate color. After all, the preciousness of jade is assessed by the purity of its color. The best grade of jade is called Imperial inexperienced, the color that Vacheron Constantin selected for its first excessive complication China Restricted Version wristwatch.
This new Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Tourbillon China Restricted Version is housed in a 41mm case product of polished 18k pink gold, with all of the basic attributes of the Traditionnelle assortment, such because the straight and angular flanks and the notched caseback ring. Shared with the common mannequin a part of the everlasting assortment, this case is hooked up to a green-coloured alligator strap with an 18k 5N pink gold folding clasp.
The primary specificity of this version is, after all, its dial and the fragile Imperial Jade inexperienced color. The white gold utilized markers, palms and the discreet railroad minutes monitor are utilized to the gleaming sunburst floor. The main target is nearly solely on the complication, that means the massive opening at 6 o’clock housing the one-minute tourbillon beneath its bercé-polished bridge.
Underneath the sapphire caseback is the in-house Hallmark of Geneva-certified calibre 2160. Aside from its anti-gravity regulating organ, what units this motion aside is its slenderness (5.65mm) due to using a peripheral rotor. Opposite to a basic oscillating weight positioned on high of the motion and including thickness, a peripheral rotor is positioned on the motion’s periphery and rotates round it. And never solely does it make the motion thinner, however it additionally permits for a greater view of the fragile ornament, which incorporates hand-chamfered and completed components. This motion runs at a comparatively sedate frequency of two.5Hz however can retailer as much as 80 hours of power.
The Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Tourbillon China Restricted Version (ref. 6000T/000R-B972) can be a restricted version of 30 individually numbered items, obtainable solely from China-based boutiques and retailers. The worth isn’t confirmed but however count on round EUR 145,000, an identical worth to the basic mannequin obtainable worldwide. Extra particulars at vacheron-constantin.com.