On the occasion of its 260th anniversary, the Manufacture Vacheron Constantin unveiled the Harmony collection, which was immediately regarded as a stellar collection. Designed as authentic watch sculptures featuring sophisticated technical content, the timepieces composing the range were housed in an unusual cushion-shaped case featuring pure, graphic lines. After the limited series supporting the launch of the collection, Vacheron Constantin is now introducing new references equipped with several in-house calibers and developed around the chronograph, tourbillon or dual-time complications. A remarkable Harmony complete calendar model, equipped with an unprecedented in-housemovement, is joining the ranks of these precious mechanical timepieces, all certified by the prestigious Hallmark of Geneva.
Harmony complete calendar: a new complication joins the collection
In 2016, the Harmony collection welcomes a useful, technical and sophisticated horological complication: the complete calendar. The classic and elegant design of the cushion-shaped rose gold case strikes a perfect balance with the optimal readability of the dial indications. Around its rim, the date is indicated by a central hand which culminates in a burgundy crescent. The day and month, in the same deep red, appear through apertures in the upper half of the dial, while the lower half is devoted to displays of the moon phases and the age of the moon. These remarkably precise astronomical indications require adjustment only once every 122 years, instead of every three years for a conventional moon phase. An all-new self-winding movement, Caliber 2460 QC – entirely developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin – powers this complete calendar. Equipped with 308 components, it beats at a frequency of 4 Hz. A transparent sapphire crystal caseback provides an admirable view of its inner workings and its high-end finishing.
Two of the most prestigious complications
The inherently exclusive Harmony tourbillon chronograph achieves an impressive technical feat by combining the monopusher chronograph with a stunning tourbillon shaped like the Maltese cross, the Vacheron Constantin emblem. It beats to the rhythm of Manufacture Vacheron Constantin manual-winding Calibre 3200, which features refined details such as the screw holding the column wheel also adorned with the brand emblem. This movement – entirely developed, fine-tuned and produced in-house – was unveiled to mark the 260th anniversary of Vacheron Constantin, after seven years of research and development. It is endowed with a number of technologically advanced features heightening the precision and reliability of its complex functions, while also enhancing its user friendliness. By way of example, the dial provides a dragging-display 45-minute counter, instead of the usual 30-minute version. The lower 2.5 Hz frequency ensures an optimal view of the fascinating rotations of the tourbillon. This exceptional caliber, housed in this new version at the heart of an opulent pink gold case, will be available exclusively from Vacheron Constantin boutiques.