|Name:||Traditionnelle 14-Day Tourbillon|
|Limited:||Yes, 50 units|
The (Patrimony) Traditionelle 14-Day Tourbillon was launched in 2011. It was the first watch to feature the caliber 2260 tourbillon movement with 14-day power reserve and the first Vacheron Constantin timepiece to be approved according to the 2012 Hallmark of Geneva criteria, which no longer concerned the movement alone, but rather the complete watch as a whole.
The Patrimony Traditionnelle 14-day Tourbillon faithfully reflects the design codes that have forged the reputation of this line imbued with a sense of purism and rigorously high standards. A slender bezel, a case middle with a fluted base, a screw-down case-back fitted with a sapphire crystal, facetted hour-markers (double at 12 o’clock), 5N pink gold dauphine hands and an historically inspired opaline silver-toned dial adorned with a variety of finishes: all these refined elements contribute to the unmistakable identity of this restrained and technical collection and serve as a reminder that tradition and modernity quite naturally rub shoulders at Vacheron Constantin.
Calibre 2260, a mechanical hand-wound tourbillon movement supplying an exceptional 14-day power reserve.
In addition to the tourbillon coupled with small seconds at 6 o’clock along with slightly off-centred hours and minutes functions, it also features a power-reserve display. A “dragging” or “trailing” hand shows the remaining energy on a 280° sector. This surface area, which is larger than on classic indicators, enables a precise division of the 14 days, themselves divided into two 12-hour slices and thus enhancing the readability of the power reserve.
To guarantee the 14-day power reserve, Vacheron Constantin Calibre 2260 is equipped with four barrels stacked in pairs, interconnected and discharging simultaneously, yet four times slower than a single barrel.
The architecture of the 231-part Calibre 2260 features two large bridges. The movement finishing and notably the Côtes de Genève motif find magnificent scope for expression in these generous dimensions. The tourbillon carriage, inspired by the Maltese Cross, is a showcase for the exceptional finishing of the parts featuring a number of naturally handbevelled interior angles. The tourbillon bar along takes over 11 hours of hand craftsmanship to round off.
|Time:||Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds|
|Additionals:||Power Reserve Indicator, Tourbillon Escapement|