INTRODUCING: Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Complete Calendar ‘Openface’
A demonstration of Vacheron Constantin’s savoir faire in calendar complications.
A follow-up to the Traditionnelle Complete Calendar, an exquisitely constructed calendar watch previously housed in pink gold, white gold and platinum, the new ‘Openface’ option takes up the flamboyance several notches by unveiling the watch’s inner workings and, in doing so, appropriately elevates the ‘technical look’ of this beautiful creation.
Occupying a middle ground between basic time-and-date models, and technically more sophisticated perpetual calendars, the Traditionnelle Complete Calendar displays the three important pieces of calendar information - date, day and month – alongside a moonphase that requires one correction every 122 years, hence its ‘complete calendar’ descriptor.
While the Traditionnelle Complete Calendar ‘Openface’ isn’t quite an all-guns blazing showcase of Vacheron Constantin’s technical prowess in calendar complications – compared to an annual or perpetual calendar (the complete calendar needs to be adjusted at the end of any month that has less than 31 days), the watch’s Geneva Hallmark-rated mechanical sophistication goes a long way to exemplify the brand’s horological spirit.
Housed in a 41mm classic round case, the watch comes with a fluted open caseback that displays its automatic Calibre 2460 QCL/2 with stop-seconds and 40-hour power reserve, an evolved version of the Calibre 2450, Vacheron Constantin’s in-house automatic movement. Featuring anthracite grey plates and bridges, and lavishly decorated with circular-graining, chamfered bridges and Geneva stripes, the Traditionnelle Complete Calendar ‘Openface’ captivates from both the front and back – as all Vacheron Constantin watches should.
Available in 18K pink gold and white gold, the Traditionnelle Complete Calendar ‘Openface’ brandishes an openworked sapphire dial that reveals its movement within. Although it is a decidedly more contemporary take on earlier models, the new variants continue to exude the collection’s stately gravitas.
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