SIHH 2018: The Vacheron Constantin FIFTYSIX collection

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SIHH 2018: The Vacheron Constantin FIFTYSIX collection

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 12:50
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Vacheron Constantin, founded in 1755, Geneva’s oldest watch Manufacture, is heralding a new chapter in its history with its FIFTYSIX collection. 

FIFTYSIX ... Modern interpretation of the iconic reference 6073, launched in 1956 and inspired by the Maltese cross 

FIFTYSIX represents an important new step as this original line, inspired by a historical Vacheron Constantin watch dating from 1956.   

FIFTYSIX ... The golden age of round timepieces, the 1950s represented the pinnacle of aesthetic refinement and remain an incomparable territory begging to be explored.

FIFTYSIX ... There is a definite sense of kinship – in spirit as well as in substance – between the 6073 model presented in 1956 and its interpretation in 2018.

FIFTYSIX ... For the first time in its history, Vacheron Constantin 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.  

FIFTYSIX ... The collection presented at the SIHH 2018 comprises three 40 mm diameter models - Date / Day of the week, date, power-reserve indicator / Complete calendar with precision moon phase - available in various steel or gold versions.

 

>>> Please discover the Vacheron Constantin FIFTYSIX collection with 26 pictures underneath and read my comments I made <<<

 

 

Flashback ...

The originality of reference 6073, as indeed of all 1950s Vacheron Constantin models, also stems from the contrast between the classicism of its dial and the bold design of its case. A watch that already wove ties between respect for tradition and a taste for innovation. The golden age of round timepieces, the 1950s represented the pinnacle of aesthetic refinement and remain an incomparable territory begging to be explored.
The lasting impact that the 6073 was to have on Vacheron Constantin’s history also stemmed from its stature as 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. Another reason explains this model’s special place within the Vacheron Constantin heritage: the case of the 6073 boasted a water-resistant construction (with a multi-sided caseback). 

 

Vacheron Constantin reference 6073

VC reference 6073

 

 

2018! The Vacheron Constantin FIFTYSIX collection ...

 

Vacheron Constantin FIFTYSIX self-winding 

Vacheron Constantin FIFTYSIX self-winding 

 

 

 

Vacheron Constantin FIFTYSIX day-date with power-reserve indicator 

Vacheron Constantin FIFTYSIX day-date with power-reserve indicator 

 

 

 

Vacheron Constantin FIFTYSIX complete calendar with precision moon phase

Vacheron Constantin FIFTYSIX complete calendar with precision moon phase

 

 

 

 

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