Replica Vacheron Constantin Watch
Japanese Movement Replica Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Total Calendar Collection Excellence Platine Watch
Vacheron Constantin aren’t presenting anything overly innovative with this timepiece, but perhaps they do not need to. The comprehensive calendar disadvantage supplies a lot of the functionality included with their Perpetual Calendar versions in almost half the cost, and it is a fair trade off for having to place the date each other month. As a limited edition run of 100 pieces, I doubt that the brand will have difficulty finding buyers. The name “Overseas” immediately calls to mind traveling and foreign places, and with a well-executed dual time zone display, the Vacheron Constantin Overseas Replica Watches Replica Overseas Dual Time is perhaps the most suitable traveler’s watch in the group since their World Time 7700V watch published last year. This latest release is arguably even more wearable than the World Time, with a slimmer profile, an impressive fabrication quality, and a much more approachable sticker price (for the steel models, anyway), while remaining just as useful for regular flyers.Vacheron Constantin was founded in 1755 in Geneva, Switzerland by Jean-Marc Vacheron. Even though the company changed hands many times over recent years (culminating in the brand’s buy in 1996 from the Richemont Group, subsequently called the Vendôme Group), it’s stayed in continual operation throughout its entire 262-year history. A half centuries of watchmaking from a single company is remarkable. Vacheron Constantin is regarded by many to be one of the world’s best watchmakers, and it is a position they continually defend with bits like the Les Cabinotiers Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication (hands-on here) or the nondescript Reference 57260 (discussed here).
The new Historiques Triple Calendrier watches are equally suspended in Vacheron’s 4240 watch from what the brand calls a “golden era” for watches with those complications — and aesthetics. The 4240 has been popular, and such triple calendar watches are believed to have greatly contributed to Vacheron Constantin’s reputation at the time. While the original was 35mm, which would be considered very small for a modern men’s watch, the remakes are bigger but remain average in size for contemporary tastes. In fact, both the 1942 and 1948 watches share exactly the same dimensions of 40mm wide by 10.35mm thick, water-resistant to 30m. The Vacheron Constantin Gold Watches Prices Replica Historiques Triple Calendrier 1942 and 1948 watches also have trendy (in my opinion) textured case sides that I will explain as ribbed, for want of a better term. Each version also shares the increased “box-type glass” over the dial — since the manufacturer’s info does not create any further reference to the material used (and they do mention that the caseback’s display window remains sapphire), I wonder whether they moved with some sort of mineral crystal to maintain it more straightforward to the vintage originals.The Vacheron Constantin Historiques Triple Calendrier 1948 comes in a more familiar case in 18K pink gold with traditional lugs — also, of course, includes a moonphase indicator integrated into the 6 o’clock sub-dial. Discrete pushers at the side of the instance are used to adjust the various calendar (and moonphase for the 1948) data.
Geneva-based manufacture Vacheron Constantin have been releasing platinum dress watches as part of their Collection Excellence Platine since 2006. The collection has ranged from very simple models such as the time-only Patrimony from earlier this year, to the Patrimony Perpetual Calendar from 2016. The Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Complete Calendar Collection Excellence Platine watch offers a cumbersome name and some of the key functionality of the previous perpetual models at a less eye-watering, albeit still top tier luxury price point.
The use of platinum as a pinnacle precious metal is very much the focus of this collection. “Platine” in the model name and a not-so-secret “Pt950” signature on the dial at 4:30 give ample indication that this is most certainly not a steel nor even a white gold watch. Pt950 stands for “Platinum 950” and indicates both the dial and case is 95% platinum and 5% alloying metals, which is significantly purer (and thus more expensive) than an 18ct white gold case, which only uses 75% gold – though, to be fair, Pt950 is the industry standard alloy. As such, the “Platine” variant is as heavy as it can get, an attribute some find to be luxurious, while others to be annoying.
The dial of the Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Complete Calendar Collection Excellence Platine is quite clean and legible for a full calendar, thanks to the symmetrical placement of the apertures for the day and month above the 9 o’clock and 3 o’clock hour markers, in place of the more commonly used sub-dials. A blued hand for the pointer-style date further assists legibility and reduces dial clutter, keeping the overall design simple and elegant.
The dauphine-style hands, Maltese cross logo and “bâtons de Genève” hour-markers (a fancy name for sticks) are notably not made of platinum, but rather 18ct white gold. The main reason for this might be that the machines used to produce hands and indices are set up for gold and not platinum – such small pieces would be incredibly difficult to craft from platinum, possibly the most challenging metals to work with in the luxury watch industry. Still, at this price point it could have a been a small, but neat touch of added attention, that would have worked well with the Pt950 bloating on the dial.