Vacheron Constantin’s latest model is equipped with an unparalleled 14-day tourbillon movement in an elegant low-key round case. This latest model of the Patrimony Traditionnelle line is also the brand’s first watch to meet Poinçon de Genève’s (Geneva hallmark) new standard for the Geneva mark.
The new Calibre 2260 movement was developed by Vacheron Constantin’s design engineers and watchmakers. The movement fully matches the design of the case. Its manual winding movement continuously outputs high-quality kinetic energy for the watch for up to 14 days. . Two sets of barrels are used in parallel, each of which is made of two barrels in series, so a total of four barrels are used, which means that they relax at the same time, but are four times slower than a single barrel.
The new Calibre 2260 movement consists of 231 components and two large bridges (instead of the three bridges of the previous Vacheron Constantin Tourbillon).
The tourbillon bridge is inspired by the brand’s iconic Maltese cross and showcases the excellent craftsmanship of each part of the movement, including a large number of internal corners, bevels that are completely handmade. It is completely handmade according to the ancient method. It is very time-consuming and labor-intensive to polish. It only takes more than 11 hours to polish the upper bracket of the tourbillon to achieve the best results.
The positions of the hour and minute hands driven by the Calibre 2260 are slightly off-center, while the 14-day power reserve is displayed in a 280-degree arc for improved readability. The 12 o’clock display and minute scale bezel on the silver opal dial are inspired by Vacheron Constantin’s rich cultural heritage.
Patrimony Traditionnelle 14-day Tourbillon is the first watch officially produced by Vacheron Constantin under the new rules of the Geneva Seal. The new standard is to certify the entire watch, rather than just the movement as before.
On the 125th anniversary of the birth of the Geneva Seal, this world-renowned seal has further improved its standards in response to the vigorous development of the watchmaking industry, the rapid development of watchmaking technology and the continuous innovation of materials. The new standard requires regular sampling of all manufacturers applying for certification and a rigorous seven-day precision test (simulated wearing design).