Vacheron Constantin TRADITIONNELLE Tourbillon Chronograph Platinum Watch

The Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Tourbillon Chrono Platinum Reference 5100T/000P-H041 has just been released at Watches & Wonders 2024. This model is a new expression of the brand’s outstanding platinum series, using multiple platinum components, including the case, crown, dial and buckle. Even the stitching on the edge of the strap is a combination of platinum and silk. Angus Davies outlines this coveted limited edition reference book. wholesale replica watches

Vacheron Constantin at Watches & Wonders 2024
Every year at the Watches & Wonders exhibition, I visit Vacheron Constantin’s stand, keen to discover its latest “novelties”. With my nose mere centimeters from the glass, I admired the neatly arranged clocks in the display case, slowly examining each clear line and sinuous curve. When no one is looking, I usually move closer and look at the dials displayed. As the excited air from my nostrils temporarily fogs the glass, I evaluate the dial as it interacts with light, taking on different hues when viewed from different angles.

Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Tourbillon Chronograph – Collection Excellence Platine
Among the Vacheron Constantin timepieces on display at Watches & Wonders 2024, there are some that I can afford on a sunny day, but there are also some that will remain behind tempered glass forever. One example is the new Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Tourbillon Chrono – Collection Excellence Platine, a fake watches for sale at the highest level of haute horlogerie. This latest model builds on the model first launched in 2020 and includes a case, crown, dial and buckle made of platinum. In fact, even the strap’s stitching is a combination of platinum and silk.

Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Tourbillon Chronograph (2020)
Back in 2020, the venerable watchmaking house released the Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Tourbillon Chronograph (Ref. 5100T/000R-B623) in a 42.5mm 18-karat rose gold case. This model remains a member of the brand’s current range.

The watch is powered by the hand-wound Caliber 3200 movement with a tourbillon regulator at 12 o’clock and a monopusher chronograph with column wheel and transverse clutch. Other features include a power reserve indicator at 6 o’clock.

Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Tourbillon Chronograph in Platinum (2024)
The new Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Tourbillon Chrono Platinum watch is identical to the watch released in 2020, except for the extensive use of platinum. Incorporating a series of thoughtful mechanical enhancements and finished to the highest standards, this attractive timepiece is the latest addition to the Maison’s Collection Excellence Platine, a highly coveted line of limited-edition pieces.

Vacheron Constantin Collection Excellence Platine depuis 2006
In 2005, Vacheron Constantin celebrated its 250th anniversary. To commemorate this milestone, the brand released the “Jubilé 1755” series of extraordinary high quality replica watches , including the horological masterpiece-Vacheron Constantin Tour de I’lle, a watch equipped with 16 complex functions.

The following year (2006), after taking down the bunting and sweeping the party hats off the floor, the Maison needed a new sparkle and found it in the form of the Platinum Excellence Collection (originally called the Platinum Excellence Collection). This is a highly desirable, must-have label for any self-respecting VC fan. The first PEC models were the Patrimony Contemporaine and the Malte Chronograph.

As the name suggests, the Excellence Series Platine model has a platinum case. However, the story does not end there. The crown, dial and buckle are also made of “PT950” material. In fact, there’s even the “PT950” logo engraved on the dial between the 4 and 5 o’clock positions.

Since 2007, all Collection Excellence Platine watches have been equipped with a blue alligator leather strap hand-stitched in 950 platinum and silk. This was a world first at the time and is still an extremely rare sight.

Vacheron Constantin Caliber 3200
Like the 2020 Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Tourbillon Chronograph in Gold, the new Collection Excellence Platine model is powered by the same caliber 3200. The history of this movement dates back to 2015, when the brand celebrated its 260th anniversary.

While the balance has a traditional 2.5 Hz rhythm, the movement incorporates a number of modern features, including a peripheral drive system for the tourbillon cage, allowing the watchmaker to make the movement slimmer. In fact, the Swiss brand has taken full advantage of this slimness, skeletonizing the mainplate to provide an excellent view of the tourbillon movement.

lateral coupling
The transverse coupling can be seen engaging the wheels as the timing mechanism engages and disengages. It’s a traditional method that provides a pleasing dramatic effect and is a favorite among purists. A potential drawback is that there may be some wobble or stuttering when the chronograph starts. For this reason, some watch fans prefer vertical connections to solve these problems. However, vertical coupling cannot provide the same fascinating performance as traditional coupling. The watchmaker solved the above problem by developing a “friction-driven” cross-clutch, a system that avoids any jamming and ensures “smooth engagement of the second hand when the chronograph is started.” replica watches luxury

All or nothing activation system
In addition, Vacheron Constantin has introduced a feature that prevents the chronograph from being accidentally started by the slightest pressure on the single pusher. The Caliber 3200 is equipped with an “all-or-nothing” activation system that “prevents the second hand from starting when too little pressure is applied to the pusher.”

Chronograph with two hammers
The chronograph has two hammers (instead of one) to reset the chronograph hands, a feature that increases the accuracy of the chronograph sequence.

Seal of Geneva
Both the movement and the watch are engraved with the coveted Hallmark of Geneva. The Hallmark of Geneva has been in law since 1886 and is one of the most cumbersome certifications in the watchmaking industry. It is an independent guarantee of provenance, craftsmanship, quality and extraordinary watchmaking expertise.

Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Tourbillon Chrono Platinum – Conclusion
The new Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Tourbillon Chrono Platinum is an example of watchmaking excellence, a timepiece that stands alongside other creations of haute horlogerie. It brilliantly demonstrates the brand’s extraordinary expertise accumulated over 269 years. Sadly, this model was beyond my financial means, a familiar frustration experienced every year, cruelly reinforced by the touch of cold tempered glass. AAA quality replica watches

Technical specifications
Model: Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Tourbillon Chronograph – Collection Excellence Platine
Reference number: 5100T/000P-H041
Case: 950 platinum, diameter 42.5 mm, height 11.7 mm, sapphire crystal front, display case back.
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds on tourbillon cage, power reserve indicator, monopusher chronograph, tachymeter
Movement: Caliber 3200, manual winding, 18,000 vph (2.5 Hz), 39 jewels, power reserve approx. 65 hours, 292 components
Strap: Dark blue Mississippiensis alligator leather, with alligator leather inner case, hand-sewn with platinum 950 and silk, saddle-shaped craftsmanship, large square scales with 950 platinum folding clasp