A model of the Vacheron Constantin's Historiques collection, the new Toledo 1951 revives the form watch that was originally presented in 1951 catching the immediate attention of a wide audience. Italian collectors nicknamed it “cioccolatone” in reference to the shape of its case that reminded them of a famous chocolate sweet.
The pink gold case is characterised by three rounded levels who define the unique design of the model. Thanks to the finely polished surfaces, the light creates a fascinating play of shadows and luminous zones. Examining the case, it is evident how much attention was paid to find the perfect proportions for each curve. The sapphire crystal is slightly curved to smoothly integrate with the case.
The opaline silver-toned dial displays a hand-guilloché centre with a geometrical motif that reinterprets the original one. The beaded and hollowed minute markers accentuate the shape of the case.
The dimensions of the case - 36.4 mm x 43 mm and 8.9 mm thick - endow this timepiece with an undeniable presence, while ensuring it is still pleasant to wear.
The solid case-back allows the owner to personalize the watch which is supplied with an alligator leather strap secured by a half Maltese Cross-shaped pin buckle.
The new Toledo 1951 is powered by Vacheron Constantin's self winding Calibre 2460 SC which oscillates at a rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour and offers an approximately 40-hour power reserve. In line with the tradition of calibres from the Manufacture, the bridges are manually cut out and bevelled, the sides are hand-drawn with file strokes and each screw is meticulously polished. This timepiece meets the new quality requirements of the Hallmark of Geneva which apply to both the calibre and the watch in its entirety.