Some watches are born as a classic. This was for sure the case with the Vacheron Constantin Traditionelle Day Date and Power Reserve. In every inch a classic dress watch, yet with a unique set of complications that give it a twist.
While Vacheron Constantin chooses to give the Traditionelle Day Date and Power Reserve a near perfect symmetrical dial, they also gave it a twist. The power reserve meter is non-conformist at six o’clock, giving the watch its unique Vacheron Constantin look, and making it far more attractive in the process.
The case measures a modest 39.50 mm and is crafted from rose gold. Fitted with the brown alligator leather strap the watch goes excellent with a nice suit but is also very at home when combined with a fine cashmere sweater, a fireplace and a glass of good single malt whisky.
Equiped with caliber 2475, the watch has a power reserve of 40 hours. Perhaps more striking are the gold rotor, which is fitted with a hobnail pattern and the fact that the Vacheron Constantin Traditionelle Day Date and Power Reserve has the Geneve Seal. This means that a high-quality finish of the movement is guaranteed.
This level of finish and quality is of course not only limited to the movement but also oozes out of the dial and case, not to forget the strap. Crafted from alligator, the inside of the strap is also made from this material. These refined details say something about the level on which this Vacheron Constantin resides. The Traditionelle Day Date and Power Reserve is, in fact, the perfect watch for people who want a dress watch, but like to have it spiced up a bit. Although no major complication, the day-date is probably one of the more useful additions a watchmaker can give to one of its watches, especially when they look as good as on this Vacheron Constantin Traditionelle Day Date and Power Reserve.