Vacheron Constantin to launch Patrimony Traditionnelle 14-day Tourbillon
December 1, 2011: Vacheron Constantin is set to launch the Patrimony Traditionnelle 14-day Tourbillon at the upcoming SIHH 2012. Housing the new Vacheron Constantin Calibre 2260, the watch is simply unequalled. Also, this latest newcomer to the Patrimony Traditionnelle line is the first Vacheron Constantin watch to be approved according to the new Hallmark of Geneva criteria.
To provide a 14-day power reserve, the new Vacheron Constantin Calibre 2260 is equipped with four barrels mounted in coupled pairs. They are all connected and all unwind simultaneously, but naturally four times slower than a single barrel. The four barrel-springs amount to a total length of around 2.20 metres and each enables approximately 13 development rotations, all in a calibre whose diameter is only 29.10mm! These barrels also guarantee a longer stability in time.
The new Calibre 2260 comprises 231 components and two large bridges (instead of the three appearing on the previous Vacheron Constantin tourbillons). The tourbillon carriage is inspired by the brand’s Maltese Cross and provides a splendid showcase for each movement part, including a number of interior angles, all naturally hand-bevelled. The rounding off of the tourbillon bar alone takes over 11 hours of manual craftsmanship to achieve an optimal effect!
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Available at (On Request): The Vacheron Constantin Boutique, DLF Emporio, New Delhi & Dia Store, Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai