Because platinum holds a special place in the realm of prestige watchmaking, Vacheron Constantin created a collection dedicated to this precious metal in 2006, named the Collection Excellence Platine. Exclusively composed of exceptional models issued in limited editions, this collection now welcomes a new version of the famous Traditionnelle manual-winding.
The Traditionnelle manual-winding watch symbolises the Vacheron Constantin spirit, as much through its understated, elegant design as in its respect for the values of Fine Watchmaking. This model is now presented in an all-platinum version that is joining the prestigious Collection Excellence Platine, much appreciated by collectors with a penchant for exclusive models. This new timepiece will be available in an individually numbered 75-piece limited edition.
With the exception of the hour-markers and hands crafted from white gold, the entire watch – case, dial, crown and strap buckle – is made of 950 platinum. Adding an ultimate touch of refinement, the stitching of the dark blue alligator leather strap is created from interwoven platinum and silk thread.
On a dial with a sandblasted finish, punctuated by slim applied hour-markers, a railway-type minute track and a small seconds display at 6 o'clock ensure a remarkable visual balance. The "Pt950" inscription between 4 and 5 o'clock discreetly indicates that this model belongs to the Collection Excellence Platine.
Inside the 38 mm diameter case beats a movement that also honours the Fine Watchmaking tradition in terms of both precision and reliability. Displaying its remarkable hand-finished details through a transparent sapphire crystal caseback, the in-house manual-winding 4400 AS calibre is endowed with a 65-hour power reserve.