It is a reminiscence solely you, my fellow watch geeks will perceive. I used to observe that early Three On Three episode – the one with the hand-wound Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle (4400 calibre), Lange Saxonia, and Journe Chronomètre Bleu – on repeat. Usually on a Saturday night time. Alone. I used to be in my 20s and my friends by no means understood my obsession (it is truthful to say, neither did any girlfriends). Anyway, I particularly recall Ben commenting on the truth that the Traditionnelle may be the Vacheron to personal and it has all the time struck me as a delightfully elegant dress watch that through the years has been offered in quite a lot of totally different metallic and dial codecs. This week, Harrods is presenting a restricted version 20 items of the Traditionnelle Self-Winding mannequin, and whereas through the years the division retailer has seen a gentle stream of restricted editions from varied manufactures, this dial and strap combo must be celebrated. It definitely would not harm that green has by no means been hotter – you want solely do a fast search on-line for a green rubber Aquanaut strap for proof!
The watch is all in regards to the 18okay gold dial with its intricate hand-guilloché sample. With quite a lot of expertise sitting in-house, Vacheron has an actual pedigree in métiers d’artwork and high-end ending, which come collectively on this piece. The Traditionnelle is undoubtably subdued, however right here the mixture of these razor sharp Dauphine hands and the guilloché dial is magic. In a rose, pentagon sample, it offers the dial a depth and intrigue – a form of “have a look at little nearer” vibe. The general package deal is properly balanced, with small seconds at 9 o’clock and a date show at three o’clock. The manufacture caliber 2455 is Geneva Hallmark stamped and has a 40-hour energy reserve. At 38mm (is not that the candy spot, Mr. Cho?), with a cracking dial and green alligator leather strap, there is not a lot to grouse about in any respect.
Model: Vacheron Constantin
Mannequin: Traditionnelle Harrods Version
Thickness: eight.02 mm
Case Materials: 18okay pink gold
Dial Colour: 18okay gold with silvered end and guilloché ornament
Indexes: 8l 5N pink gold utilized hour markers
Strap/Bracelet: Inexperienced alligator leather strap with tone-on-tone stitching
Caliber: In-house caliber 2455
Features: Hours, minutes, sub-seconds, date
Diameter: 26.2 mm
Thickness: three.6 mm
Energy Reserve: 40 hours
Frequency: four Hz (28,800 vph)
Jewels: 27 jewels
Pricing & Availability
Value: $32,000 or £25,600 (together with VAT)
Availability: Instantly; watches are solely accessible by means of the Vacheron boutique, at Harrods Superb Watch Rooms
Restricted Version: sure; 20 items
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