Attention men and women: This is watch collection of 2016 that you don’t want to miss. Today, Vacheron Constantin unveiled 10 new Harmony watches that offer pure vintage inspiration. With variations in size and color of five main models, these watches are destined to be super stars. The first Harmony collection of limited edition watches was unveiled last year in celebration of the brand’s 260th anniversary. But each of those was built in numbered series. The new timepieces are part of the brand’s standard collection and boast small and large complications. Additionally, several of them house new Manufacture movements.
The watches are being offered in small and large cushion shapes with square bezel and center circle dial. Small versions are offered with or without diamonds, depending on the models. Crafted only in white or rose gold, the timepieces all feature silver opaline dials.
Among the complications are a monopusher chronograph with stunning pulsometer, a dual-pusher chronograph, a complete calendar, a dual time zone watch, and a monopusher chronograph with tourbillon escapement. All of the watches carry the coveted Hallmark of Geneva.
The Harmony monopusher chronograph with pulosometer is offered in 18-karat pink gold and houses the manual-wind Calibre 3300 developed in house. This truly beautiful vintage inspired watch recalls the original 1928 piece and features a burgundy graduated scale painted on the rim of the dial for calculating pulse (based on 30 heartbeats). Offering 65 hours of power reserve, the watch boasts special attention to detail, including chronograph gears cut to form the Maltese cross (the brand’s logo). It retails for $65,800 and you can read an entire article about it on ATimelyPerspective.
The Harmony chronograph small model is a 37mm rendition perfect for smaller wrists. It is offered with or without a diamond-set bezel. The diamond version has 1.2 carts of top quality diamonds on it. This watch houses the manual wind Calibre 1142 chronograph movement with 48 hours of power reserve.
The new Harmony Dual Time watch, powered by the self-winding Calibre 2460 DT, features a small subdial for the second time zone and another for day/night indication. There are five different versions of this watch, including men’s in 18-karat white or pink gold and three smaller versions both plain or gem set. The new 233-part movement with 40 hours of power reserve enables easy correction of all indications via the crown. The Harmony Dual Time watches retail from $36,000 to $44,200 depending on the model.
The Harmony Complete Calendar watch, powered by a new 308-part Manufacture movement (2460 QC caliber), offers day, date, month, moon phase indications and age of the moon. These two astronomical readouts are accurate for 122 years. It retails for $41,000.
Last, but not least, is the new $245,000 Harmony Tourbillon Chronograph monopusher with tourbillon escapement in the shape of the Maltese cross. The heart of this watch is the manual-wind Caliber 3200 that was unveiled last year and that was seven years in the making. It offers column-wheel chronograph with 45-minute counter and boldly beautiful tourbillon at 12:00 that beats a bit slower for a better view. The watches are hitting stores this week.