Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle World Time launches a new limited edition platinum collection. The watch is powered by Vacheron Constantin’s self-developed and manufactured 2460 WT self-winding mechanical movement, which can display the time in 37 time zones around the world, including time zones that differ by half an hour or fifteen minutes from world standard time. This movement contains three patents: showing the real time in 37 time zones, showing the day and night zone, and turning the crown to adjust the various display functions. The case diameter is 42.50 mm, and the case, dial and folding clasp are made of 950 platinum. The watch bears the prestigious Geneva seal, limited to 100 pieces.
Traditionnelle World Time Limited Platinum Collection
Adhering to the brand’s pioneering spirit and dedication to creating a perfect multi-time zone timepiece, Vacheron Constantin presented the brand’s first timepiece with international time zone functions in 1932. The movement was created by the Geneva watch wizard Louis Cottier. During production, he conceived and designed a mechanical movement that can display 24 time zones. The disc rotates around the central dial, and the bezel is engraved with the names of major cities in the world. Vacheron Constantin’s first world time clock ‘Cottier system’ (model 3372) can simultaneously display the regional time of 31 cities around the world, marking Vacheron Constantin’s long and outstanding achievements in the field of world time complication technology. In 1936, Vacheron Constantin launched two other world timepieces, showing the regional time of 31 cities (model 3650) and 30 cities (except Cairo) (model 3638). In 1937 and 1938, the brand launched six table clocks. With a mobile dial design, the time can be displayed in 67 regions, including summer and winter time in Paris. From the 1940s, Vacheron Constantin introduced the world time clock with the model number 4414. The dial can display the time of 41 cities, and the 24-hour moving disc is divided into two areas: day and night. During the 1940s and 1950s, the brand made a name for itself with its superb achievements in this functional timepiece, making it a masterpiece for many celebrities to chase.
In 1957, Vacheron Constantin launched the first world time watch, model 6213, which was ordered by an Egyptian nobleman. The watch was the first movement with this complication to be applied to the wrist, opening a new chapter in the brand’s history of world timepieces. Won a high reputation among many connoisseurs and collectors.
Patented new world time movement
In order to make the new world time complication movement a distinctive complication movement, Vacheron Constantin’s watchmakers and engineers are determined to create a watch that can display not only the entire time zone, but also some time zone time, To fully display real time in 37 time zones. At present, the time adopted by some countries in the world differs from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) by half an hour or fifteen minutes. Vacheron Constantin’s 2460 WT movement solves these special cases. Taking Caracas as an example, Venezuela adjusted the entire time zone to half time zone (GMT-4:30) in 2007. This movement can correctly display the local time of Caracas.
The Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle World Time watch can display the time in 37 time zones around the world, covering all imaginable regions. The display area consists of three dials: a distinctive day and night zone on the sapphire dial; a 950 platinum dial with a Lambert Projector map display; and a 950 platinum digital ring displaying the minutes And hour scale. The watch vibrates at 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour) and has a 40-hour power reserve. The self-winding mechanical movement 2460 WT displays the hour, minute, central seconds and world time. The watch can simultaneously display the time in various regions of the world, and the world map in the center of the dial can show the difference between day and night. The operation of this highly complex watch is extremely simple, and the display functions can be adjusted simply by turning the crown. In view of these unique design techniques, the new 2460 WT movement has been patented and is engraved with the prestigious Geneva seal.
Simple operation and easy to wear
Despite its complex construction principles, the new Traditionnelle World Time watch is extremely easy to use. The wearer only needs to select the required reference time on the 24-hour digital disc, adjust it to the black triangle mark at 6 o’clock, and then read the standard time of the desired place by the hour hand or 24-hour dial, and The time in the other 36 time zones will be displayed at the same time. Cities displayed in black represent the entire time zone, while cities displayed in red represent the half or quarter time zone.
The new Traditionnelle World Time watch combines all the signature features of the Traditionnelle collection: a slim bezel, a knurled pattern on the case back, a screw-down sapphire crystal case back and sword-shaped hands, a platinum 950 watch with a diameter of 42.5 mm Shell, water-resistant to 30 meters. Alligator leather strap with 950 platinum folding buckle.
Possessing practical and complicated function display, together with the innovative technology of the 2460 WT movement, the Traditionnelle World Time Limited Platinum Collection series has once again established Vacheron Constantin’s leading position in multi-time zone watch development.
Traditionnelle World Time Limited Platinum Collection
Model: 86060 / 000P-9979, certified by the Geneva Seal
Vacheron Constantin develops and manufactures itself
Automatic mechanical movement
36.60 mm (11’’’¼)
Thickness 7.55 mm
Approximately 40 hours of power reserve
Vibration frequency 4 Hz (28,800 times / hour)
World time display in day / night zone (37 time zones)
42.50 mm diameter, 11.62 mm thickness
Case back with transparent sapphire crystal
Water resistance factor tested at 3 bar atmospheric pressure (about 30 meters)
Dial: Consists of three dials:
The central part of a sapphire dial is the day / night scale, and the 24-hour scale with ink stamps
1 950 platinum dial hand-polished embossed ‘Lambert projection’ map display and converted city names
A 950 platinum bezel displays the minute scale and 18K gold hour scale. ‘PT950’ mark printed between 4 o’clock and 5 o’clock
Dark blue Mississippi alligator strap,
950 platinum, hand-stitched with silk thread, riding stitching, large square scales
950 platinum three-piece folding clasp
Polished Half Maltese Cross
Limited edition of 100 pieces
Case back engraved with ‘N ° X / 100’