Rare metal platinum holds a unique position in the fine watchmaking industry. In 2006, Vacheron Constantin launched a limited platinum collection series, which brought together a limited number of platinum-made limited products. Today, the collection is new: the Traditionnelle hand-wound watch.
• 950 platinum case, dial, crown, buckle and strap stitching
• Limited edition of 75 pieces
Traditionnelle’s hereditary manual winding watch fully interprets Vacheron Constantin’s value concept with its low-key elegant design and excellent advanced watchmaking technology. The launch of a limited edition collection made of platinum is welcomed by many collectors who are keen on limited timepieces. This new edition is limited to 75 pieces, each of which is individually numbered.
Except for the timepiece and hands, which are made of platinum, all other parts of this watch, including the case, dial, crown and buckle, are made of 950 platinum. In addition, the dark blue crocodile leather strap is specially stitched with platinum threads, adding a delicate touch to this piece.
The sand-blasted dial is trimmed with slender appliquéd hour-markers and orbital minute scales, while the small seconds at 6 o’clock provides a visually stunning balance. The ‘Pt950’ mark between the 4 o’clock and 5 o’clock scales indicates that the timepiece belongs to the limited platinum collection.
The case with a diameter of 38 mm is equipped with the 4400 AS manual winding movement developed by the brand. It is accurate and reliable, and can provide about 65 hours of power reserve, highlighting the essence of the fine watchmaking tradition. The transparent sapphire crystal case back reveals the fine details of the movement, which have been hand-polished.
Technical Specifications-Traditionnelle Heritage Series Manual Winding Watch – Limited Platinum Collection
Model 82172 / 000P-B527
Movement 4400 AS Vacheron Constantin develops and manufactures its own hand-wound mechanical movement
Diameter 28.6 mm (12½ legal minutes), thickness 2.8 mm Approx. 65 hours power reserve
Vibration frequency 4 Hz (28,800 times per hour) 127 parts 21 gems
Geneva stamp certified Display functions Hours, minutes, small seconds
Case 950 Platinum 38mm diameter, 7.77mm thickness Transparent sapphire crystal case back Water resistance tested at 3 bar atmospheric pressure (about 30 meters)
Dial 950 platinum, sandblasted ‘Pt950’ mark between 4 and 5 o’clock 18K white gold applied hour-markers and Maltese cross
Strap Double dark blue Mississippi alligator leather strap, hand-stitched with 950 platinum silk thread, riding stitching, large square pattern
Buckle 950 platinum buckle buckle Polished half Maltese cross
Limited edition of 75 pieces, individually numbered
‘N ° X / 75’ is engraved on the back of the timepiece