Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle series of new high-end jewellery watches no doubt once again confirms Vacheron Constantin’s outstanding watchmaking technology. Two watches with a diameter of 40mm and 35mm respectively turned into a charming stage and presented a wonderful light and shadow performance. The dazzling array of baguette-cut diamonds inlaid with claws inspires timeless beauty.
The case, dial and strap, all platinum parts are inlaid with precious diamonds. Case 18K white gold pavé diamonds (102 baguette-cut diamonds), diamond-set crown (16 baguette-cut diamonds), dial 18K white gold pavé diamonds (156 baguette-cut diamonds), 18K white gold applied hour-markers, Strap 18K white gold pavé diamonds (572 baguette-cut diamonds).
In summary: Vacheron Constantin’s jewellery masters’ unparalleled skills complement the wonderful craftsmanship of watchmakers. The manually-wound movements 4400 and 1400 are the source of power for the Traditionnelle high-end jewellery watches and high-end jewellery models, which can be viewed through the sapphire crystal case back. These two movements are built by hand from the brand since 1755 and are completely hand-made, fully complying with the highest standards of fine watchmaking traditions and top precious watchmaking techniques. The surface of the movement is decorated with ‘Geneva ripples’, sharp edges and screws are chamfered and hand-polished.
Recently, Vacheron Constantin launched the new Traditionnelle series of world time enamel dial watches (No. 86060 / 000P-9772). The watch case is made of 950 platinum, measures 42.5 mm x 11.6 mm, is equipped with a sapphire crystal, is water-resistant to 30 meters, and is limited to 10 pieces.
Equipped with a Swiss-made Vacheron Constantin 2460 WT self-winding movement, 27 gems, 28,800 vibrations / hour (4 Hz), and a 40-hour power reserve. The movement is equipped with a 22K gold oscillating weight, certified by the Geneva Seal, with central hours, minutes and seconds, world time (37 cities) and day and night display functions. All functions can be easily adjusted through the crown.
18K white gold dial with silver central hour, minute and second hands in a triple structure. The inner gold disk is decorated with enamel maps and city names. The middle layer is equipped with 24-hour hour markers and day and night display (dark blue background from 18:30 to 6:30) , Outer decorative track-type minute ring.
This watch has a dark blue Mississippi crocodile leather strap, hand-stitched with crocodile leather lining, square scales and a 950 platinum folding buckle.
The watch is only available at Vacheron Constantin boutiques.
Schaffhausen IWC will usher in the ‘year of pilot watches’ in 2016, but the brand will still launch other new series of timepieces next year. Here are three new Aquatimers watches that IWC will release in 2016.
Aquatimer ‘La Cumbre Volcano’ Chronograph (IW379505)
This watch is named after a shield-shaped volcano on Fernandina Island (part of the Galapagos Islands) and is limited to 500 pieces. Schaffhausen IWC has established a special connection with the Galapagos Islands. This is not the first time that the brand has inspired a famous island and launched a special limited creation. This watch is equipped with IWC’s 89365 self-winding mechanical movement, equipped with an innovative inner and outer rotating bezel (SafeDive System), a flyback timing function, 68 hours power reserve, and a water resistance of 300 meters.
Aquatimer Automatic 2000 (IW358001)
The origin of this watch goes back to 1982. Ferdinand A. Porsche designed a diving watch specially designed for minesweepers. The Aquatimer Automatic 2000 is water-resistant to a staggering 2000 meters. Today, as a professional, practical and trustworthy device, this series of watches is well received by amateur and professional divers who are keen to challenge. The watch case is made of titanium and has a diameter of 46 mm. It is equipped with an 80110 self-winding mechanical movement that can provide 44 hours of power reserve. It is equipped with an innovative inner and outer rotating bezel (SafeDive System), and the bottom of the watch is engraved with a deep sea diver pattern. The new yellow-black color combination is particularly eye-catching. The watch has a black rubber strap, which is very sporty.
Aquatimer Automatic ‘Expedition Jacques-Yves Cousteau’ Automatic Watch (IW329005)
This is Schaffhausen’s latest creation to pay tribute to French diving pioneers. Like the Galapagos Islands, IWC has a special connection with Cousteau. As a partner of the Cousteau Association, Schaffhausen IWC is dedicated to the restoration of the famous research ship Calypso in Cousteau. The watch case is made of stainless steel with a gorgeous dark blue dial, and the stainless steel case back is engraved with a bas-relief head of Costo’s iconic woolen cap. Equipped with a self-winding mechanical movement, an innovative inner and outer rotating bezel (SafeDive System), which can provide 42 hours of power reserve and a water resistance of 300 meters.