Vacheron Constantin is revisiting one of its most cherished models, the Traditionnelle Chronograph Perpetual Calendar. But this way of throwback included a contemporary new twist; it now comes with the new Manufacture Vacheron Constantin Caliber 1142 QP. This exclusive movement echoes the tradition of excellence as only from the finest of Geneva's league of watchmakers. In this new creation comes a 950 platinum version, where Vacheron Constantin managed to combine two key complications: the perpetual calendar, and a chronograph, both working synchronized inside the beating timepiece.

Destined to be a classic, the Traditionelle collection by Vacheron was molded with a round case, embodying the values long cherished by the Maison. Here is where they combine tradition and formal elegance, blending it with the expertise of various horological components. The newest of the Traditionelle chronograph is perhaps the brand's ultimate expression of this beautiful marriage. Rooted with a set of distinct design codes which are found in every detail, this model shines with many legendary qualities. The stepped case comes with a fluted pattern on the back. The hands are carved in dauphine style and the railway type minute track creates a gorgeous visual charm on the backdrop. There's a white tachymeter scale which surrounds the dial, accentuating the technical aspects of the watch.

Creating a standard for legibility, Vacheron Constantin showcases its dial with various shades of gray, each comes with a finish that differ according to its function. This style reflects the layout of the chronographs from the brand made in the 1940s. The slate colored opaline base showcases the small seconds and chronograph minute counters, which are distinguished by a unique snailed center with a circular-brushed ring. The 22k white gold moon disk is hand finished, keeping with the tradition of artistic crafts in the pool of Vacheron Constantin's master watchmakers. It is nestled in the center of the date counter and provides a symbolic depiction of the moon face, sending emotions of joy and melancholy, depending on the Earth's satellite path.

This sophisticated watch is housed with a technical evolution, the Caliber 1142 QP, which is a state of the art movement designed and developed within the manufacture, taking the place of 1141 QP. The new movement drives the perpetual calendar functions, including the date, days, months, leap years and even moon phases. It also carries the chronograph functions featuring a direct drive seconds hands and a 30-minute counter at 3 o'clock. This newest Traditionelle will be able to portray time and date in full precision until 2100. 

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