$type=slider$au=0$cm=0$snip=0$rm=0$c=7$l=0$sp=6000

ADVERTISEMENT

SIHH 2018: Vacheron Constantin - Fiftysix Collection

On occasion of the 28th Edition of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (January 15-19), Vacheron Constantin launched an entirely new collection called Fiftysix, a name and a date which evokes an iconic model presented in 1956: the reference 6073.


The lasting impact that reference 6073 had on Vacheron Constantin’s history also depends on the fact that this model was one of the first watches from the Manufacture to be equipped with a self-winding movement.

Calibre 1019/1 was distinguished by its precision and reliability, at a time when most other models were driven by manual-winding mechanisms. Additionally, the case of the 6073 boasted a water-resistant construction (with a multi-sided caseback).

A number of characteristics of the 1950s watches are picked up by its contemporary heir, the most notable being the aesthetic nods to the Maltese cross - an emblem of the Manufacture - evident in the shape of its lugs.

The Vacheron Constantin Ref. 6073 from 1956

Another bridge between the past and the present comes in the distinctive shape of the box-type crystal rising well above the bezel. Historically made from Plexiglas or mineral glass, it is now in sapphire, a far more scratch-resistant material, while preserving the retro-contemporary look of the Fiftysix collection.

In tribute to the self-winding movement of the 6073, all the versions of the Fiftysix collection, including those with complications, are powered by a self-winding movement, with a new calibre for the three-hand variation.

A transparent caseback provides a chance to admire the movement finishing – Côtes de Genève, circular graining and snailing – as well as the new oscillating weight designed by Vacheron Constantin for this collection and fitted with a ceramic ball bearing rotation system requiring no lubrication and guaranteeing the movement’s longevity. This polished and satin-brushed 22 carats openworked rotor, bearing a Maltese Cross applique and a frosted-snailed finish, represents a feature of all Fiftysix.


The 22 carats gold openworked oscillating weight is fitted with a ceramic ball bearing rotation system requiring no lubrication and guaranteeing the movement’s longevity.

The sector-type dial is another distinguishing characteristic of the collection. The chapter ring, punctuated by alternating Arabic numerals and baton-type hour-markers, channels its 1950s inspiration while the presence on the surface of two subtle tones adds an additional touch of sophistication.

For the first time in its history, the Maison has decided to offer a classic collection both in gold and in steel, while treating the latter material according to the same high aesthetic standards as the precious metal.

The crown recessed into the case is another design detail that sets the new models apart from the 1956 predecessor.

The collection is expressed through three 40 mm diameter models available in various steel or gold versions:
- Date
- Day of the week, date, power-reserve indicator
- Complete calendar with precision moon phase


Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix date 

The 40 mm-diameter steel or pink gold case of this model houses a brand-new mechanical self-winding movement, Calibre 1326, endowed with a 48-hour power reserve.

This model displays the hours, minutes, central seconds and an aperture-type date indication is equipped with a stop-seconds device.



Alternating gold Arabic numerals and hour-markers enliven the monochrome dial with its double opaline-sunburst effect: grey on the steel version and silver-toned on the pink gold version. The baton-type gold hours and minutes hands, as well as the hour-markers, are coated with a luminescent material.


Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix day-date with power-reserve indicator

Also available in steel or pink gold, the Fiftysix day-date provides additional functions driven by its self-winding movement, Calibre 2475 SC/2. Equipped with a stop-seconds device, the latter powers the day of the week indication appearing at 9 o’clock, the date at 3 o’clock and the power-reserve display at 6 o’clock.


This version features a monochrome dial with double opaline-sunburst effect, enhanced by the additional contrast of its two snailed counters. Gold Arabic numerals, hour-markers and hours & minutes hands punctuate the dial of this Fiftysix model.


Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix complete calendar with precision moon phase

The Fiftysix complete calendar model is the collection highlight. The indications of the day of the week, date, month and moon phase are driven by a self-winding movement, Calibre 2460 QCL/1. Its moon-phase function requires adjustment only once every 122 years (compared with once every three years or a standard moon phase).


The monochrome dial with opaline-sunburst effect is graced with two rectangular apertures at 12 o’clock, respectively indicating the month and the day of the week. The date is displayed by a central gold hand, while the moon disc at 6 o’clock features a blue night sky and 18K gold moons.


All models in the Fiftysix collection are fitted with an alligator leather strap secured by a polished half Maltese cross-shaped steel folding clasp or pin gold buckle depending on the version.  Prices start from Euro 12,200 for the Fiftysix date in stainless steel. vacheronconstantin.com



COMMENTS

BLOGGER: 1
Loading...

[RECENT]$type=two$height=auto$cols=2$l=hide$c=6$sn=no$d=0$cm=0$a=0$rm=0$show=page

[LADIES WATCHES]$type=complex$cols=2$l=0$c=4$d=0$cm=0$a=0$snippet=show$hide=page

[DIVING WATCHES]$type=carousel$cols=2$l=hide$c=6$s=0$d=0$cm=0$a=0$rm=0$hide=page

Name

A. Lange & Sohne,60,AkriviA,6,alarm,4,Alpina,7,Andersmann,2,Andreas Strehler,5,Angelus,4,annual calendar,26,Anonimo,2,Antiquorum,1,Antoine Martin,2,Antoine Preziuso,1,Apple,1,Apple Watch,1,Aquadive,1,Armin Strom,27,Arnold and Son,20,Astarwatch,1,Ateliers deMonaco,2,Auctions,49,Audemars Piguet,32,Autodromo,1,Bamford,1,BaselWorld 2013,50,BaselWorld 2014,53,Baselworld 2015,69,Baselworld 2016,27,Baselworld 2017,64,Baselworld 2018,62,Baume,1,Baume et Mercier,16,Bell & Ross,18,Bernard Lederer Universe,1,Blancpain,28,BLU,1,blue dial,2,Bonhams,1,Bovet,4,Brands histories,1,Breguet,46,Breitling,35,Bremont Watch Company,3,Breva,2,bronze,3,Bücherei,1,Bulgari,31,Burberry,1,C3H5N3O9,1,carillon,1,Carl F. Bucherer,2,Carrera,4,Cartier,36,ceramic,2,Chaumet,2,chiming hour,3,Chopard,22,Christie's,2,Christophe Claret,5,Christopher Ward,3,chronograph,292,chronometer,22,Chronoswiss,3,Citizen,3,co-axial,1,column-wheel,7,complete calendar,6,complications,56,concept watch,5,Concord,1,constant-force,25,Corum,11,CSEM,1,Czapek,2,Daytona,2,De Bethune,14,de Grisogono,3,dead seconds,14,detent escapement,2,DeWitt,8,diving watches,121,double regulator,1,Doxa,1,drei,1,dress watches,217,dual time,68,Eberhard,12,Edox,1,El Primero,16,Emile Chouriet,1,Emmanuel Bouchet,1,enamel dial,6,enamelling,14,Equation of time,5,Eterna,17,exhibitions,1,F.P.Journe,16,Faberge,2,Favre-Leuba,1,feature article,4,features,25,Ferdinand Berthoud,3,flyback,29,Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie,1,Fortis,4,Franck Muller,6,Frederique Constant,6,Gallet,1,Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix,8,Georg Jensen,1,George Daniels,2,Girard-Perregaux,35,Glashuette,16,Glashuette Original,9,Glashütte,29,Glashütte Original,37,Glycine,2,GMT,54,GoS,1,GoS Watches,1,GPHG,4,Graham,5,Grand Feu,3,Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve,8,Grand Seiko,7,Grande Complication,16,Grande Sonnerie,3,Greubel Forsey,18,Gronefeld,5,Grönefeld,5,Grossmann,3,guilloché,2,H. Moser and Cie,19,Habring,5,Habring2,6,Hajime Asaoka,1,Hallmark of Geneva,1,Hamilton,12,hands-on,6,Harry Winston,8,Hautlence,3,Hermes,12,high jewellery,1,Hublot,10,Hybris Artistica,1,Hydro Mechanical Horologists,7,HYT Watches,12,Icon,1,independent watchmaker,4,industry news,88,IWC,67,Jaeger-LeCoultre,71,Jaquet Droz,15,JeanRichard,3,jumping hours,21,Junghans,6,Kaj Korpela,1,Kari Voutilainen,4,Korpela,1,Krayon,1,Ladies watches,79,Lang & Heyne,2,Lange,10,large date,1,Laurent Ferrier,12,Le Garde Temps,1,Lemania,1,Leroy,3,Linde Werdelin,1,Longines,30,Louis Erard,1,Louis Moinet,4,LVMH,2,Maîtres du Temps,1,Manufacture Contemporaine du Temps,3,Manufacture Royale,3,marine chronometer,1,Maurice de Mauriac,1,Maurice Lacroix,5,MB&F,22,MCT,1,MeisterSinger,25,metiers d'art,1,mido,3,military watches,7,Minerva,1,Ming,1,Minute Repeater,32,Montblanc,39,moon phases,67,Moritz Grossmann,20,Moser,19,Muhle,3,Mühle-Glashütte,3,mystery watches,2,Nautilus,2,New Britain Corp,1,new watches,1550,Nomos,17,Ochs und Junior,3,Officine Panerai,46,Omega,61,Only Watch,2,Only Watch 2015,4,Only Watch 2017,2,Oris,23,Panerai,19,Parmigiani,1,Parmigiani Fleurier,17,Pascal Coyon,1,Patek,7,Patek Philippe,58,perpetual calendar,65,Perrelet,4,Philippe Dufour,1,Phillips,2,Piaget,16,Pierre DeRoche,1,pilot watch,51,planetarium,1,platinum,1,pocket watch,2,pocket watches,2,Poincon de Geneve,1,Porsche Design,11,Pre-SIHH 2016: Cartier - Clé de Cartier Automatic Skeleton,1,pulsometer,4,quartz,3,Rado,4,Ralf Tech,2,Ralph Lauren,2,rattrapante,13,Raul Pages,1,Raymond Weil,1,rectangular watches,3,regulator,13,remontoire,3,resonance,3,Ressence,5,retrograde,2,Revelation,1,Reverso,14,Richard Mille,42,Richemont,2,Richmond,1,Roger Dubuis,11,Roger Smith,1,Roger W. Smith,1,Rolex,29,Romain Gauthier,6,Romain Jerome,1,Royal Oak,15,Rudis Sylva,1,Seiko,14,SevenFriday,2,SIHH 2012,4,SIHH 2013,25,SIHH 2014,36,SIHH 2015,43,SIHH 2016,44,SIHH 2017,40,SIHH 2018,43,Singer,1,Singer Reimagined,2,single hand,4,single-hand watches,6,Sinn,9,skeleton,11,smartwatch,6,solar energy,1,Sotheby's,3,Speake-Marin,3,Speedmaster,10,split seconds,7,sport watches,346,squelette,33,steampunk,1,striking time,8,SuisseMecanica,1,Swatch,2,Swatch Group,4,table clocks,2,Tag Heuer,60,terra Cielo Mare,1,Tiffany,13,top news,43,Torsti Laine,1,tourbillon,192,Tudor,12,Tutima,1,ultra thin,23,Ulysse Nardin,25,Union Glashutte,1,Urban Jurgensen,16,Urwerk,12,Vacheron Constantin,61,Van Cleef & Arpels,7,Vauchier Fleurier,1,Vianney Halter,3,Vulcain,9,wandering hours,1,Watches & Wonders,14,Watches&Wonders,1,worldtime,26,Zenith,44,Zodiac,1,
ltr
item
Time and Watches - The Watch Blog: SIHH 2018: Vacheron Constantin - Fiftysix Collection
SIHH 2018: Vacheron Constantin - Fiftysix Collection
On occasion of the 28th Edition of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (January 15-19), Vacheron Contantin launched an entirely new collection called Fiftysix, a name and a date which evokes an iconic model presented in 1956: the reference 6073. Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix date. Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix day-date with power-reserve indicator. Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix complete calendar with precision moon phase.
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-WRWi77gwXFs/WlvgqJxqNNI/AAAAAAAAbsU/zVfbHXRFWCc4UyaDS2gok_IYRULG9rCvACLcBGAs/s640/Vacheron-Constantin-Fiftysix.jpg
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-WRWi77gwXFs/WlvgqJxqNNI/AAAAAAAAbsU/zVfbHXRFWCc4UyaDS2gok_IYRULG9rCvACLcBGAs/s72-c/Vacheron-Constantin-Fiftysix.jpg
Time and Watches - The Watch Blog
https://www.timeandwatches.com/2018/01/sihh-2018-vacheron-constantin-fiftysix.html
https://www.timeandwatches.com/
https://www.timeandwatches.com/
https://www.timeandwatches.com/2018/01/sihh-2018-vacheron-constantin-fiftysix.html
true
7479538179671063502
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read more Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy