The perpetual calendar is one of the three major complications in the watchmaking industry, and the complexity of the timekeeping function is not to be compromised, and it also has daily practicality. Vacheron Constantin’s new 1142 QP movement, developed and manufactured by itself, combines the complication of two advanced watchmaking functions: chronograph and perpetual calendar. This year at the International Haute Horlogerie Salon in Geneva, the brand launched the Traditionnelle chronograph perpetual calendar watch in pink gold (official model: 5000T / 000R-B304), demonstrating the outstanding tradition of watchmaking masters.
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The classic round case is made of 18K 5N pink gold, with a diameter of 43 mm and a thickness of 12.94 mm. It has a stepped design and is polished.
The dial is based on the use of different levels of gray to distinguish functions, ensuring clear and easy to read, and reproduce the design style of the Vacheron Constantin chronograph in the 1940s. With sword-shaped hands and track-type minute scales, the black tachometer dial that surrounds the dial highlights the technical features of this model.
The small seconds and chronograph minute dial are decorated with a snail-shaped brushed outer ring in the center. The moon phase profit and loss indicator is located in the center of the date dial and is set at 6 o’clock at the bottom of the dial. The moon phase disk is made of pink gold and hand polished.
Equipped with 1142 QP manual winding mechanical movement developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin, with hour, minute, small seconds, perpetual calendar and moon phase display, and column wheel chronograph functions. The vibration frequency of the balance wheel was changed from 2.5 Hz to 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations per hour), which effectively improved the travel time accuracy and the shock resistance of the movement. This movement can provide 48 hours of power storage.
Comes with a hand-stitched Mississippi crocodile leather strap and 18K 5N pink gold folding buckle (polished semi-Maltese cross), and comes with an automatic winding case and a calibration pen.
The above content is the information related to the 2017 Geneva International Haute Horlogerie Salon prepared by the staff in front of the Watch House. In the future, we will continue to provide more and more intuitive exhibition reports, please everyone attention.
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