This year, Vacheron Constantin will acquaint striking blue dials with its well known FIFTYSIX assortment. While it could be a conspicuous emphasis for the brand, it is positively not an unwelcome one, adding another component to Vacheron’s entrance level offering. Today, we’re taking a brief glance at the new FIFTYSIX Self-Winding and FIFTYSIX Complete Calendar wearing blue.
By method of a snappy boost, Vacheron presented the FIFTYSIX assortment a year ago at SIHH 2018 . Planned particularly as a passage level reach intended to draw in more youthful purchasers to the brand, it was at first met with blended reviews. A few – including us here at MONOCHROME – considered the possibility of an ‘moderate’ (generally speaking, obviously) watch a piece at chances with the brand’s esteemed standing for Haute Horlogerie.
To be reasonable, this assessment was basically shaped based on the sub-10k Self-Winding model in steel. Having had the chance to encounter a portion of the models in the assortment all the more personally in the course of recent months (read our nitty gritty survey of the Vacheron Constantin FIFTYSIX Complete Calendar here ), we’ve come to acknowledge there is much more of Vacheron in the FIFTYSIX assortment than at first meets the eye. What’s more, that is a decent thing.
For 2019, there are no specialized changes to either display and nor would we fundamentally expect there to be. The instances of both are in steel, and still measure 40mm in width. The Self-Winding is a thin 9.6mm, while the more complicated complete schedule comes in at 11.6mm. Inside the previous is oneself twisting, in-house Caliber 1326, supplied with a 48-hour power hold. The last is controlled by the notable type 2460, which bears the Hallmark of Geneva.
So, the lone genuine update here is the shade of the dial. In particular, the presentation of a magnificent shade of blue – named petroleum blue by the brand – that has been exceptionally created for the FIFTYSIX assortment. The dials on both element an opaline focus with differentiating sunburst outside and raised applied 18k white gold Arabic numerals and markers, all treated with white brilliant material. The Complete Calendar form additionally flaunts 18k white gold moons.
To coordinate the new blue dials, the two models are offered on dull blue gator leather ties with coordinating sewing. Cost for the 3-hand FIFTYSIX Self-Winding in steel will be EUR 11,500, while the Complete Calendar, additionally in steel, will be EUR 22,400. More subtleties at www.vacheron-constantin.com .