Vacheron Constantin has added a new timepiece to its Traditionnelle collection by introducing a new interpretation of the Traditionnelle Complete Calendar timepiece. Up till now, the complete calendar was available in the line-up in both pink gold, and in platinum as an “Excellence Platine” model. The newest execution is in 18K white gold with a slate grey dial. Before we discuss the specifics of the new watch, it’s important to talk a little about the complete calendar complication. Vacheron Constantin has produced triple calendar and complete calendar complications for many years and is probably the only haute horlogerie brand with several different watch options on its current catalog with these complications. As Hodinkee points out, a calendar watch that shows the month and day of the week along with the date is called a triple calendar. Adding a moonphase to it makes it a complete calendar.
The new white gold version of the Traditionnelle Complete Calendar gets the same design and layout as the previous two iterations. The familiar 41mm stepped case is in 18k white gold and gets a polished finish. The case is matched with what the watchmaker is calling a “velvet-finish slate grey dial,” which gives the timepiece a sober yet very attractive look. The dial gets all the familiar design elements like dauphin hands and railway minute track. The watch also retains the 6 o’clock position of the 122-year accurate moonphase display.
The watch is powered by Vacheron’s Caliber 2460 QCL/1, a 308-component automatic movement that was derived out of the caliber 2450 – Vacheron’s first in-house automatic movement. The automatic movement with an array of complications offers a power reserve of 40 hours. The new Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Complete Calendar is paired with a black Mississippiensis alligator leather strap with an 18k white gold buckle. The timepiece is now available for sale with a price tag of $41,300.