Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix day-date petrol blue dial: A MR PORTER exclusively available online.
Launched in 2018 at Abbey Road Studios, the most famous recording studios, Vacheron Constantin’s Fiftysix collection welcomes a new 30-piece numbered limited edition available exclusively on MR PORTER luxury online platform.
Petrol blue and sepia brown calfskin
Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix collection is expanding with a 30-piece limited edition available exclusively on MR PORTER, the global online luxury retail destination for men’s style. The 40 mm-diameter stainless steel case frames a petrol blue dial specially developed for the collection and a sepia brown calfskin strap.
In 2018, Vacheron Constantin embarked on a partnership with London’s legendary Abbey Road Studios. The iconic Studio Two was chosen as the setting in which to unveil the Fiftysix watch collection, which has since been interpreted in several variations inspired by the luxury Maison’s first water-resistant self-winding watch created in 1956. Its distinctive features: lugs shaped like a section of Vacheron Constantin’s Maltese cross symbol; a box- type sapphire crystal; a classic case measuring 40 mm in diameter; and a sophisticated sector-type dial.
Last December, Vacheron Constantin expanded the Fiftysix collection with a new interpretation, for which the stage has once again been set at Abbey Road Studios to mark its exclusive launch on the MR PORTER platform.
Radiating a resolutely urban spirit, its stainless steel case – with a 40 mm diameter ensuring a perfect fit on any wrist – frames a petrol blue dial. In addition to its deep colour specifically developed for the collection, the sector- type dial is distinguished by the richness of its details. Three different finishes – opaline, sunburst and snailed, from the centre to the rim – ensure an extremely legible watch face accentuated by elegant light effects. Arabic numerals, hour-markers and gold hour-minute hands punctuate the dial of this timepiece, whose personality is enhanced by a matt-textured sepia brown calfskin strap with stainless steel folding clasp.
Beneath this Vacheron Constantin case beats self-winding Calibre 2475 SC/2, equipped with a stop-seconds device and driving indications of the day of the week at 9 o’clock, the date at 3 o’clock as well as the 40-hour power reserve at 6 o’clock.
Through the caseback, a few subtle details further enhance the elegance of the watch thanks to the openworked 22-carat gold oscillating weight whose design is inspired by the shape of the Maltese cross, and affords a chance to admire the Côtes de Genève pattern adorning the mainplate. This weight also benefits from a rotation system equipped with ceramic ballbearings, thereby dispensing with any need for lubrication and guaranteeing the movement’s longevity.