Watches&Wonders 2014 in Hong Kong: Vacheron Constantin really surprised me!

Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle World Time Collection Excellence Platine

The Geneva based Manufacture showed a variety of stunning beautiful and also technical interesting timepieces. Please discover them by clicking on “read more”…

 

My friend Charlie Torres, Vacheron Constantin CEO, welcomed me at the booth in Hong Kong…

Alexander Linz and Vacheron Constantin CEO Charlie Torres
Alexander Linz and Vacheron Constantin CEO Charlie Torres

 

This is one of my favourite watch collections. I love the discrete way how Vacheron Constantin designs its platinum timepieces…

In developing the Collection Excellence Platine in 2006 the Manufacture wished to highlight the distinctive qualities of platinum. The material was first used by the Geneva-based Manufacture in 1820 and has since been featured in a number of its creations. 95% pure as against 75% for 18-carat gold, platinum is sourced from an extremely limited number of deposits worldwide. Its purity and its rarity make it the ultimate material for the most exclusive timepieces. Its density and its weight explain its resistance that is far higher than that of other metals. The imperishable, high-performance properties of platinum render it synonymous with durability and ensure its enduring appeal among an elite circle of connoisseurs and collectors.

Through its identity codes, the Collection Excellence Platine by Vacheron Constantin pays tribute to one of the most prestigious of all metals. In addition to a case and crown in 950 platinum, each model belonging to this collection features a dial with a sandblasted finish bearing the discreet inscription “PT950” between 4 and 5 o’clock. Secured by a 950 platinum folding clasp, the strap in dark blue alligator leather is graced with a saddle-stitched finish, hand-sewn with silk and 950 platinum thread lending an ultimate touch of perfection.
Each model is produced in individually numbered series never exceeding 150. The latest additions to this collection, the Traditionnelle Date-Day and Power Reserve and the Traditionnelle World Time, are no exception to the rule, since only 100 of each will be released.
Both models equipped with useful complications draw upon the constantly enriched watchmaking heritage of Vacheron Constantin, while further strengthening a “medium complication” segment of the Manufacture.

Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle World Time Collection Excellence Platine

The Traditionnelle World Time watch embodies a complication linked to the history of the Geneva-based Manufacture. It was in 1932 that Vachercon Constantin made its first timepiece equipped with a world time mechanism enabling simultaneous reading of the time in 31 cities of the world. This useful and ingenious mechanism is also referred to as “universal” or “international” time. The mechanical self-winding movement developed and crafted by Vacheron Constantin is distinguished by its ability to drive indications corresponding to the world’s 37 time zones – including those offset from Universal Coordinated Time (UCT) by a half-hour or a quarter hour – complete with a day/night display via a central globe, as well as by its simplified crown adjustment of all indications. A patent for this exclusive association has been filed by the Manufacture. The display consists of three parts: a sapphire dial with day/night shading as well as an engraved and inked 24-hour indication; a 950 platinum dial with a “Lambert projector” type map; and a metal chapter ring. All indications are easily adjusted via the crown, thereby considerably simplifying the use of this watch. The watch and movement bear the Hallmark of Geneva, an independent certification of origin, of craftsmanship, of durability and of expertise.

 

Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle World Time Collection Excellence Platine
Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle World Time Collection Excellence Platine

Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle World Time Collection Excellence Platine

Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle World Time Collection Excellence Platine

Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle World Time Collection Excellence Platine
Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle World Time Collection Excellence Platine
Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle World Time Collection Excellence Platine
Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle World Time Collection Excellence Platine
Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle World Time Collection Excellence Platine
Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle World Time Collection Excellence Platine
Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle World Time Collection Excellence Platine
Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle World Time Collection Excellence Platine
Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle World Time Collection Excellence Platine
Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle World Time Collection Excellence Platine
Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle World Time Collection Excellence Platine
Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle World Time Collection Excellence Platine
Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle World Time Collection Excellence Platine
Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle World Time Collection Excellence Platine
Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle World Time Collection Excellence Platine
Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle World Time Collection Excellence Platine
Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle World Time Collection Excellence Platine
Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle World Time Collection Excellence Platine

 

>>> Discover the Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Day-Date and Power Reserve Collection Excellence Platine on page 2 >>>

 

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  • I think Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle World Time is the finest mechanical world time watch created till date!

    This world time watch is just awesome and without any peer!

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