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Vacheron Constantin FiftySix Tourbillon

Marina Milojević | 09.12.18 | 02:03 AM

Back in January, on the occasion of the SIHH watch salon, Vacheron Constantin introduced its FiftySix collection of retro-styled yet contemporary timepieces. The range, whic is a modern day reinterpretation of the Maison’s historical reverence 6073 from 1956, debuted with three fresh models: Self-Winding, Day-Date, and Complete Calendar. Now the collection welcomes its first major horological complication – the Tourbillon.

Vacheron Constantin FiftySix Tourbillon  6000E/000R-B488

The new model was unveiled at the London’s famous Abbey Road Studios, where Benjamin Clementine - English artist, poet and musician, and one of the faces of the Maison’s new advertising campaign – gave a private concert to mark the occasion. The launch event was accompanied by the official announcement of the exclusive partnership between Vacheron Constantin and the iconic British recording studio.

Benjamin Clementine for Vacheron Constantin

Just like the rest of the range, the FiftySix Tourbillon replicates the codes of the golden age of watchmaking. This is a round, slim, and effortlessly elegant timepiece distinguished by its four lugs, each representing a branch of the Maltese cross.

Vacheron Constantin FiftySix Tourbillon  6000E/000R-B488

Vacheron Constantin has taken its self-winding tourbillon movement with a peripheral rotor, caliber 2160, and placed it into the distinctive FiftySix case. The result is a stylishly slender timepiece, less than 6mm thick, equipped by a 22-carat gold peripheral rotor that can be admired through the sapphire case-back. The addition of the tourbillon doesn’t seem to interrupt the basic FiftySix design. Details like sector dial, large Arabic numerals, luminous hands and markers in precious pink gold, have all been preserved. The two-tone opaline-sunbrust dial is framed by a 41 mm-diameter case, which is mounted on a brown alligator leather strap.

Vacheron Constantin FiftySix Tourbillon  6000E/000R-B488

The FiftySix Tourbillon, reference 6000E/000R-B488, will be available exclusively from Vacheron Constantin boutiques as of April 2019. The price is $113,000. For more information visit vacheron-constantin.com.

Vacheron Constantin FiftySix Tourbillon  6000E/000R-B488