At the SIHH 2018, storied watchmaker Vacheron Constantin introduced its brand new product family called the FiftySix. As the name suggests, the latest watch collection by the Swiss manufacturer is specifically inspired by a watch that launched in the year 1956, the reference 6073. With the FiftySix, Vacheron Constantin has brought back the visual aesthetics of the historical model which was one of the first watches by the VC to come with an automatic movement. The watch collection has three different models available in in either gold or stainless steel: a three-hand with date model; a day-date with power reserve indicator; and a Complete Calendar model that has day, date, month, moon phase, and age of the moon.
All three versions in the FiftySix collection have 40mm wide cases, but with varying case thickness. The most important timepiece in the collection is the simplest model out of the three which features just time, date and an automatic movement. With a price of $11,700 for the steel version, which also makes it the most affordable Vacheron Constantin watch, the timepiece is bound to get the most attention. It is powered by the caliber 1326 which has a 48-hour power reserve. The same watch in pink gold costs $19,400. The Day-Date model in steel is priced at $17,400 and $32,500 in pink gold, and the Complete Calendar model in steel is $21,600 and $35,800 in pink gold.