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Vacheron Constantin  - A tale of heritage

Vacheron Constantin A tale of heritage

Focus on Traditionnelle split-seconds chronograph ultra-thin – Collection Excellence Platine

Defined by Vacheron Constantin as combining aesthetic refinement and mechanical sophistication, the Traditionnelle collection is expanding its repertoire with a new technical feat. Alongside the grand complications, minute repeaters and perpetual calendar models, the Traditionnelle split-seconds chronograph ultra-thin – Collection Excellence Platine is now taking center-stage. Behind the scenes, the pace is set by the prestigious Calibre 3500 launched in 2015 to mark the 260th anniversary of the Manufacture. This movement, which can perform two simultaneous timing operations, pays tribute to the historical construction of Haute Horlogerie chronographs with its two column wheels and lateral clutch. It is also one of the thinnest for this type of complication, enabling the complete 42.5mm watch to measure just 10.72mm thick. These are elegant proportions for this 15-piece single-pusher chronograph crafted in 950 platinum from case to bezel and including the dial, crown and buckle. Even the stitching on the alligator strap is done using a woven platinum and silk thread.

A tale of heritage

Traditionnelle split-seconds chronograph ultra-thin – Collection Excellence Platine

Case: 950 platinum, sapphire back, water-resistant to 30 meters
Diameter: 42.5mm
Movement: mechanical self-winding (in-house Caliber 3500, 48-hour power reserve)
Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds, single-pusher split-seconds chronograph, tachymeter scale, power reserve
Dial: 950 platinum, sandblasted finish
Strap: hand-sewn alligator leather with 950 platinum and silk thread, 950 platinum folding clasp
Limited Edition: 15 timepieces

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An exploration of the history of Vacheron Constantin is a voyage of discovery, revealing the excellence of age-old watchmaking. Each timepiece is the result of the creative inspiration of the watchmaker or craftsman, dedicating their knowhow to the birth of outstanding watches. The Manufacture also works within a social and environmental code of ethics, and has had Responsible Jewellery Council certification since 2012.

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