In January 2018, Vacheron Constantin unveiled its Fiftysix collection in the form of three new models (Self-winding, Day-Date and Complete Calendar), representing the first notes of a new musical score. The rhythm is now picking up with a new reference: Fiftysix Tourbillon.
With its recent launch at London’s famous Abbey Road Studios, the maison announced an exclusive partnership with this legendary location in music history, where English song-artist Benjamin Clementine, one of the faces of the maison’s new advertising campaign, gave a private concert to mark this occasion
Crescendo Appassionato – Fiftysix Tourbillon
Beautifully slender at less than 6mm thick and equipped with a 22-carat gold peripheral rotor, the calibre of this model may be observed through a transparent caseback revealing all the beauty of the mechanism with its refined ornamentation. The tourbillon alone called for over a dozen hours of chamfering and other hand-crafted finishing operations. Like a metronome, its 2.5Hz frequency provides a chance to follow its steady beat, framed by a 41mm-diameter case. On the two-tone opaline-sunburst dial, decoration plays an equally exceptional tune.
The most prestigious composition in the collection to date, the Fiftysix Tourbillon will be available exclusively from Vacheron Constantin boutiques as of April 2019.
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepiece
18K 5N pink gold
41mm diameter, 10.9mm thick
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Water-resistance tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approximately 30 metres)
18K 5N pink gold Arabic numerals
18K 5N pink gold hour-markers highlighted by a blue luminescent material
Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin Mechanical, self-winding,22K gold peripheral rotor 31mm diameter, 5.65mm thick
Approximately 80 hours of power reserve
2.5Hz (18,000 vibrations/hour)
Brown Mississippiensis alligator leather with calf inner shell and tone-on-tone stitching, square scales
18K 5N pink gold folding clasp
Polished half Maltese cross-shaped
The Tempo of the Fiftysix Collection
The style of the Fiftysix is a direct tribute to a watch created in 1956: reference 6073. The distinctive design of this iconic model embodies the creativity of the maison during the 1950s – a period representing the golden age of watchmaking refinement, as well as the heyday of musical creativity. Round, slim and effortlessly elegant, reference 6073 is distinguished by its four lugs, each representing a branch of the Maltese cross.
With its classic dial, daring case and avant-garde technical characteristics (it was at the time one of the first watches from the manufacture to be equipped with a self-winding movement and a water-resistant case), this 1956 watch wove ties between respect for tradition and a taste for innovation. Ties deeply cherished by Vacheron Constantin and now expressed in the Fiftysix collection, picking up several features of the original model: lugs respectively forming one portion of the Maltese cross, a box-type crystal, as well as self-winding movements.
Bahrain Jewellery Centre is the authorised retailer for the brand in the Kingdom.
Call 17 520-053.