Vacheron Constantin was born in 1755 and has a history of 263 years, occupying a unique position in the hearts of watch fans. This year at the Geneva International Haute Horlogerie Show, Vacheron Constantin’s FIFTYSIX Wulu series debuted for the first time, following the brand’s historically exquisite watchmaking skills, integrating tradition and modernity. Speaking of the new Vacheron Constantin series, the name of the new series goes back to the classic model introduced in 1956: model 6073. Whether it is the design or the internal concept, the new series launched this time is the same as the model 6073 watch. There are three models in the whole series: simple, full calendar and dual calendar power reserve. Let’s take a look at the all-calendar watches in the Wu Luzhi series. (Watch model: 4000E / 000A-B439)
From the classic new interpretation
1956 was a time of tradition and modernity, and at the same time Vacheron Constantin was extremely glorious. FIFTYSIX Wu Luzhi series is taken from this year, symbolizing the spirit of changing from traditional to modern. In terms of watch design, the 1950s coincided with the golden age of round timepieces. The new series of cases launched this year adopted a round design to pay tribute to the 1950s aestheticism. And the new timepiece cleverly uses the 4 branches of the classic Maltese cross on the 4 lugs, which not only retains the brand’s exclusive aesthetic design, but also displays a bold and innovative spirit. In terms of the movement, in order to pay tribute to the automatic winding movement of the model 6073 watch, the new series adopts the design of the new automatic winding movement and the junior dial. And on the movement 22K gold skeleton rotor is decorated with Maltese cross-shaped pattern and frosted swirl pattern decoration, which has also become a signature feature of the Wu Luzhi series.
Watch real shot
This all-calendar case features a round case that was popular in the 1950s, accentuating smooth lines.
The slender bezel with a 45 ° chamfer is polished and refinished. The side of the case is polished with a wire drawing process. Two different textures enhance the visual effect.
The mirror is a retro structure that is higher than the case. The traditional concept is integrated into modern design, which can properly retain the retro charm of the watch.
The Maltese cross has always been a classic symbol of Vacheron Constantin. This new series of watches uses the four branches of this shape on the lugs, which is quite interesting.
The embedded crown also follows the classic features of the 1965 watch, engraved with the brand’s Maltese logo, highlighting the brand’s unique aesthetic charm.
Another feature of the all-calendar moon phase watch comes from the subdivision dial. The central area is opalescent white and the outer ring is decorated with sunburst. The scale ring is equipped with white gold Arabic numerals and rod-shaped hour markers, and a gold pointer is set in the center. The hands and hour markers are coated with a luminous coating for convenient night viewing.
At 12 o’clock, two rectangular windows can display the day of the week and the month. The date display is located on the outer edge of the dial and is indicated by a blue arrowed pointer.
The moon phase display at 6 o’clock is composed of a blue night sky and an 18K gold moon, which contrasts with the gold hour markers. Compared with the normal moon phase adjusted once every three years, this moon phase watch has a more precise moon phase due to its precise design structure and high accuracy.
Alligator strap with stainless steel folding clasp
The full-calendar moon phase watch is equipped with a 2460QCL / 1 self-winding movement, which drives the day, calendar, month and moon phase display, and can provide a power reserve of about 40 hours. Turning over this watch, through the sapphire crystal glass, the movement decorated with Geneva ripples, round grains and snails is visible. We can also appreciate the satin brushed and polished 22K gold skeleton rotor, decorated with a Maltese cross pattern, which is very delicate and beautiful.
Summary: The new Vulcan-shaped series released by Vacheron Constantin has injected fresh blood into the brand and opened a brand new world. Whether it is following the classic design of the past, or adding a modern element, the perfect combination of the two will interpret a new fashion style. If you like this all-calendar moon phase watch, you can pay more attention to it. Reference price: 175000 RMB