SIHH takes places in January 2017 (open to general public this year) with Vacheron Constantin one of the 17 exhibiting brands. As is the tradition, many brands release sneak peeks of the 2017 collection, and this year Vacheron Constantin is first out of that gate. The Traditionelle Minute Repeater Tourbillon is a big and bold release by Vacheron especially in light of softer market conditions where we’ve seen many high-end brands move down-market towards greater affordably. It doesn’t get much more elite than minute repeater + tourbillon, and indeed the price reflects that: $490,900 in pink gold and $546,600 in platinum. But I must say, it is quite an impressive and exquisite looking piece of horology!
Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Minute Repeater Tourbillon Watch
44mm x 12.2mm platinum or pink gold case, hand-wound VC Caliber 2755 TMR (2.5Hz/18,000 vph, 417 components, 58 hrs power reserve)
hours, minutes, minute repeater, tourbillon, small seconds on tourbillon cage, and a power reserve indicator (on the back of the watch)
The watch comes in choice of a platinum or pink gold case, The dial is hand-guilloché silvered opaline or slate-colored on the platinum models, or silvered opaline dial with the pink gold. The caliber 2755 TMR is finely constructed and impressively finished. It is not a new caliber; rather, it is is based on the existing 2755 found in other VC grand complications models.
More SIHH 2017 previews to come between now and the end of 2016…stay tuned!