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Vacheron Constantin Expresses Its “From Geometry to Artistry” Theme at Watches and Wonders 2024

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Manual-Winding & Moon Phase Retrograde Date

The Grand Maison refreshes its core collections with new colours, case size, and even a fragrance-infused strap.

At Watches and Wonders, Vacheron Constantin announced that it would be holding a travelling exhibition around the world illustrating “the subtle alchemy that transforms mechanical watchmaking into objets d’art”. The title of the exhibition, From Geometry to Artistry, is also its theme for 2024, with the novelties on show at the watch fair echoing this premise.

Vacheron Constantin Overseas with green dial
Vacheron Constantin breaks the colour code of the Overseas collection with a fresh green dial on pink gold models.

Overseas With Sunburst Green Dials

Although Vacheron Constantin is the oldest Manufacture in the world with an uninterrupted watchmaking history, it still manages to surprise us year after year. For starters, while we’ve previously noted that green seems to be the colour du jour in watchmaking, we never expected to see it gracing the Overseas collection, which adhered strictly to the colour codes of black, silver, pinkish beige, and the emblematic blue. Until now, that is. Four models are sporting this verdant new hue, evoking lush forests and artfully paired with pink gold cases. Among them are the 35mm gem-set and 41mm references with date display, as well as the 42.5mm chronograph and 41mm dual time iterations. All are equipped with various self-winding calibres and will be delivered with three interchangeable strap options: one in green calfskin, another in green rubber, and, of course, a bracelet in pink gold.

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Manual-Winding & Moon Phase Retrograde Date
The Patrimony collection celebrates its 20th anniversary this year with a new case size and an antique silver-toned dial, enhancing its vintage appeal.

Patrimony Manual-Winding & Moon Phase Retrograde Date

Perhaps the purest expression of Vacheron Constantin’s annual theme, the Patrimony has been charming watch lovers with its clean lines and immaculate aesthetics since 2004. Inspired by the minimalist watches of the 1950s and celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the collection seems unchanged, but it’s been tweaked ever so slightly. Available in a new 39mm case size, the classic two-hand model in pink or white gold now has a closed caseback concealing its manual-winding Calibre 1440, allowing personalisation through engraving. The sunburst antique silver-toned dial colour is also new to the collection, appearing on the 42mm white gold Moon Phase Retrograde Date as well, bolstering its vintage appeal. The latter is powered by the in-house self-winding Calibre 2460 R31L with moonphase indication accurate to 122 years.

Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Tourbillon Chronograph Collection Excellence Platine
The Traditionnelle Tourbillon Chronograph joins the Collection Excellence Platine with a 950 platinum reference limited to 50 pieces.

Traditionnelle Tourbillon Chronograph Collection Excellence Platine

Lauded since its unveiling in 2020, the Traditionnelle Tourbillon Chronograph is inducted into the exclusive Collection Excellence Platine with a 42.5mm 950 platinum reference limited to 50 pieces. A grail watch for many, thanks to its combination of two noble complications, the watch has an unexpectedly unconventional dial layout that highlights a large tourbillion at 12 o’clock alongside a 45-minute chronograph counter and a power-reserve indicator. Its manual-winding Calibre 3200, developed to mark the brand’s 260th anniversary in 2015, remains a horological work of art to behold, replete with high watchmaking finishing and decorations on full display through a sapphire crystal caseback.

Vacheron Constantin Égérie – The Pleats of Time & Moon Phase
Haute horlogerie meets haute couture meets haute parfumerie in the Égérie – The Pleats of Time, a concept watch (left), while the Égérie Moon Phase (right) is limited to 100 pieces.

Égérie – The Pleats of Time & Moon Phase

It’s not often that we encounter timepieces that merge haute horlogerie and haute couture, let alone one that throws haute parfumerie into the mix. Though just a concept watch, Égérie – The Pleats of Time does just that, with Paris-based fashion designer Yiqing Yin dressing the 37mm pink gold watch with diamonds, a pleats-patterned mother-of-pearl dial in powdered lilac, and an embroidered strap inlaid with mother-of-pearl shards. Encapsulated in the strap are nanocapsules containing an original fragrance by French master perfumer Dominique Ropion, which will be released randomly with wrist movements. While The Pleats of Time is a one-off edition, at least for now, Yin has also developed the Égérie Moon Phase with the Grand Maison, which is limited to 100 pieces and equipped with the self-winding in-house Calibre 1088 L.

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