A Traditionnelle Approach From Vacheron Constantin

A Traditionnelle Approach From Vacheron Constantin

Vacheron Constantin’s Traditionnelle collection is reminiscent of the watches made by the cabinotiers, the Geneva watchmakers who plied their trade during the Age of Enlightenment. 

The new Traditionnelle complete calendar watch – whose complication is also known as a triple calendar – indicates the date, day and month, complemented by the age and phases of the moon. Its round case with fluted back, slim bezel, railway-track minute track, bi-facetted Dauphine-style hands and baton-type hour markers in 18K white gold are also imbued with the watchmaking pragmatism of the 1920s, which required the aesthetics of a watch to fully serve its function. 

Already available in 18K pink gold, the new Traditionnelle complete calendar watch is now presented in a 41 mm case in 18K white gold and features a velvet-finish slate grey dial. This new tone gives it a contemporary look that highlights the structure of its displays. Unlike standard triple calendars, the day and month indicators are positioned around the rim of the dial rather than in the centre, while the date is discreetly indicated by a crescent-tipped central hand. 

The Traditionnelle complete calendar watch is powered by Calibre 2460 QCL/1. This type of triple-display calendar represents a complication that is an integral part of the Manufacture’s heritage. Calibre 2460 QCL/1 with its 308 components is an evolved version of Calibre 2450, the first self-winding movement entirely designed and developed by Vacheron Constantin. Equipped with a stop-seconds mechanism, it beats at a rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour, has a 40-hour power reserve and – in addition to its triple calendar indications – drives a precision moon phase requiring only one correction every 122 years. 

Featuring a 22K gold openworked oscillating weight with a design inspired by the Maison’s Maltese cross emblem, the movement visible from the back bears all the finishing touches one would expect from an Haute Horlogerie calibre, such as its circular-grained baseplate and chamfered bridges adorned with a Côtes de Genève motif. 

This new iteration of the Traditionnelle complete calendar watch opts for a case in 18K white gold and a velvet-finish slate grey dial, fitted with a black alligator leather strap.


Traditionnelle complete calendar 


2460 QCL/1 
Developed and crafted by Vacheron Constantin 
Mechanical, self-winding 
29 mm (11¼’’’) diameter, 5.40 mm thick 
Approximately 40 hours of power reserve 
4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour) 
308 components 
27 jewels 
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepiece 

Hours, minutes, central seconds 
Complete calendar (day of the week, date, month) 
Precision moon phase 
Age of the moon 

18K white gold 
41 mm diameter, 10.7 mm thick 
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback 
Water-resistance tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx. 30 metres) 

Velvet-finish slate grey 
18K white gold applied hour-markers and Maltese cross 
18K white gold moons 

Black Mississippiensis alligator leather with calf inner shell, tone-on-tone stitching, square scales 

18K white gold buckle 
Polished half Maltese cross-shaped


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