Earlier this year, we brought you news of the exciting new Historiques, Patrimony and Overseas watches being released by Vacheron Constantin. The brand is continually moving forward with high watchmaking for both new collectors and tried-and-true Vacheron Constantin fans. The newly unveiled Traditionnelle Chrono Perpetual Calendar watch, with in-house-made 1142 QP caliber, is one that will have Vacheron lovers on the hook.
The timepiece holds the Hallmark of Geneva certification and is crafted in a 43mm platinum case. Bringing together two important complications, the perpetual calendar (accurate until March 1, 2100) and the column-wheel chronograph, the watch movement was developed entirely in-house by the brand and offers date, days, months, leap years, moon phases, direct-drive seconds hand, 30-minute counter for the column-wheel chronograph,and small seconds sundial. Beating at a slightly higher 3HZ, the 324-part mechanical movement offers 48 hours of power reserve.
In addition to a stellar interior, the watch features a pretty impressive exterior, as well. The stepped case has a fluted pattern, and the gray dial features a tachymeter scale and railway minute track. The moon display is a white-gold moon on gray background — with a melancholy moon and a happy moon to depict phases according to traditional pocket watch styles of the past. Sold in a watch winder box, the new timepiece retails for $150,000.