Introducing the Vacheron Constantin Traditionelle Split-Seconds Chronographe Ultra-Thin Collection Excellence Platine
Another novelty brought by Vacheron Constantin in this year’s edition of Watches and Wonders is the Traditionelle Split-Seconds Chronographe Ultra-Thin Collection Excellence Platine, after Breitling and A. Lange Söhne presenting their “Ratrappante”, it is time for the brand of the Malta Cross.
As the name suggests, the watch is all made of platinum and although it has several complications, namely the “Ratrappante” it is also ultra-thin, a connotation that may seem exaggerated considering its 10.72mm thickness.
But let’s get to the facts, polished 42.5mm platinum case, crown with mono-pusher at 3 o’clock that controls the entire chronograph function (start, stop and reset) and second pusher at 2 o’clock that activates the split-second function. The platinum dial comes with a sandblasting effect, tachymeter scale, 60-minute counter at 3 o’clock, small seconds at 9 o’clock and a power reserve indicator at 6 o’clock. Still on the dial, applied hour indexes and dauphine hands in silver, the central hand of the chronograph and the split-seconds come in blue like happens with the 60m counter and power reserve hands.
The watch is powered by the In-house automatic movement Caliber 3500 that offers up to 48 hours of power reserve and can be observed operating through the rear open case, exquisitely ornamented.
The watch comes with a blue alligator leather strap with a platinum fold clasp. It’s a limited edition of 15 pieces that can be found exclusively in the brand’s boutiques and for the price of € 315,000.
Brand: Vacheron Constantin
Model: Traditionelle Split-Seconds Chronographe Ultra-Thin Collection Excellence Platine
Dial: Platinum sandblasted
Case Material: Platinum 950
Case Dimensions: 42.5 mm Diameter, 10.72 thickness
Crystal: Sapphire Glass
Case Back: Sapphire Glass
Water Resistance: 30 Meters
Strap: Blue alligator leather strap with platinum folding-clasp
Calibre: Vacheron Constantin 3500
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph, split-seconds, power reserve indicator
Frequency: 21,600 Vph (3 Hz)
Power Reserve: 48 Hours
Price: € 315,000