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Vacheron Constantin Harmony Dual Time Cal 2460DT
by Kyle Stults on January 24, 2015
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SIHH 2015…

Vacheron Consantin Harmony Dual Time duo - Perpetuelle

Having taken you through the ultra-exclusive flagship pieces in Vacheron Constantin’s new Harmony collection, there are a couple additional pieces I wanted to run through.  The Harmony Dual Time, with new Caliber 2460DT, is one of them.  Vacheron Constantin has put forth three references of the new dual time watch:  two for men (Dual Time Ref 7810S/000G-B050 (white gold) and 7810S/000R-B051(pink gold)), and one for women (Dual Time Ref 7805S/000G-B052.  Let’s take a closer look.

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Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’ Art Mécaniques Gravée Watches
by Kyle Stults on January 21, 2015
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SIHH 2015…engraved mechanical art…

Vacheron Cal 2260 14 day tourbillon closeup - Perpetuelle

Good news — there’s even more to the Vacheron Constantin’s 2015 lineup than the super new Harmony collection with its special anniversary editions.  Check out the new Mécaniques Gravée pieces — both a – 14-day tourbillon and a (mechanically simpler) hour/minute model.  Both are hand-engraved to a degree which leaves me on the verge of breathlessness (yea, I’m a sucker for fine hand-engraving).   As we saw with the engravings in the Harmony Collection, the delicate floral motifs that adorn these watches are also inspired by engravings gracing the first pocket watches  created by Vacheron Constantin from 1755 onwards.  Housed in a precious platinum cases, these new pieces with their two iconic movements (Cal 2260 and Cal 4400) from the Manufacture feature a tone-on-tone decor and artisnal handiwork that I would describe as stupendously beautiful.

Vacheron held nothing back in celebration of its 260th anniversary this year, that’s for sure.    Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

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Vacheron Constantin Harmony Ultra-Thin Grand Complication Split-Seconds Chronograph
by Kyle Stults on January 20, 2015
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SIHH 2015…

Vacheron Constantin Harmony Ultra-Thin Grand Comp Chrono

On the measure of both movement and case, you are looking at the world’s thinnest self-winding split-seconds chronograph and the flagship model in Vacheron Constantin’s new Harmony collection (as I introduced yesterday).  The Vacheron Constantin Harmony Ultra-Thin Grand Complication Chronograph, ref 5400S/000P-B057, is an ultra-exclusive watch — only 10 will be made.   The platinum case measures 8.4mm thin, with the new, 459-part VC Caliber 3500 inside coming in at 5.2mm.  The caliber boasts springs as thin as 3/100ths of a millimeter, if you can fathom the level of miniaturization involved here.  The Cal 3500 is important, and beautiful, for a number of reasons, including that it represents the first time in the range of Manufacture Vacheron Constantin calibers that we see a split seconds chrono movement with peripheral oscillating weight.

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The New Vacheron Constantin Harmony Tourbillon Chronograph
by Kyle Stults on January 19, 2015
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SIHH 2015…

Vacheron Constantin Harmony Tourbillon Chronograph - PerpetuelleNow that you have the official intro to the new Vacheron Constantin Harmony collection, let’s delve into some of the specific new anniversary pieces that Vacheron unveiled today.  We’ll start with my favorite, the Harmony Tourbillon Chronograph, reference 5100S/000P-B056. Cased in platinum and housing the new manual-wind Vacheron Caliber 3200 monopusher chronograph with hand-decorated bridge and tourbillon, it is an impressive composition.

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