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- A 30-piece limited and numbered edition available exclusively on MR PORTER
- A retro-contemporary style reinforced by a petrol blue dial and a sepia brown calfskin strap
- A manufacture mechanical self-winding day, date and power-reserve calibre
Geneva, 16 December 2020 – The Fiftysix collection is expanding with a 30-piece limited edition available exclusively on MR PORTER, the global online retail destination for men’s style. The 40 mm-diameter stainless steel case frames a petrol blue dial specially developed for the collection and a sepia brown calfskin strap.
In 2018, Vacheron Constantin embarked on a partnership with London’s legendary Abbey Road Studios bringing together their shared values of Excellence and Craftmanship. The iconic Studio Two was chosen as the setting in which to unveil the Fiftysix collection, which has since been interpreted in several variations inspired by the Maison’s first water-resistant self-winding watch created in 1956. Its distinctive features: lugs shaped like a section of Vacheron Constantin’s Maltese cross symbol; a box-type sapphire crystal; a classic case measuring 40 mm in diameter; and a sophisticated sector-type dial.
In 2020, Vacheron Constantin is expanding the Fiftysix collection with a new interpretation, for which the stage has once again been set at Abbey Road Studios to mark its exclusive launch on the MR PORTER platform.
Petrol blue and sepia brown calfskin
Issued in a 30-piece numbered limited edition, the Fiftysix day-date watch is the epitome of casual elegance. Radiating a resolutely urban spirit, its stainless steel case – with a 40 mm diameter ensuring a perfect fit on any wrist – frames a petrol blue dial. In addition to its deep colour specifically developed for the collection, the sector-type dial is distinguished by the richness of its details. Three different finishes – opaline, sunburst and snailed, from the centre to the rim – ensure an extremely legible watch face accentuated by elegant light effects. Arabic numerals, hour-markers and gold hour-minute hands punctuate the dial of this timepiece, whose personality is enhanced by a matt-textured sepia brown calfskin strap with stainless steel folding clasp.
Beneath the case beats self-winding Calibre 2475 SC/2, equipped with a stop-seconds device and driving indications of the day of the week at 9 o’clock, the date at 3 o’clock as well as the 40-hour power reserve at 6 o’clock. Through the caseback, a few subtle details further enhance the elegance of the watch thanks to the openworked 22-carat gold oscillating weight whose design is inspired by the shape of the Maltese cross, and affords a chance to admire the Côtes de Genève pattern adorning the mainplate. This weight also benefits from a rotation system equipped with ceramic ballbearings, thereby dispensing with any need for lubrication and guaranteeing the movement’s longevity.
Launched in 2018 at Abbey Road Studios, the Fiftysix collection welcomes a new 30-piece numbered limited edition available exclusively on MR PORTER. A model imbued with a resolutely urban spirit and stylishly featuring a 40 mm stainless steel case, a petrol blue dial and a sepia brown calfskin strap. Behind the scenes, accuracy is the order of the day thanks to the 2475 SC/2 self-winding calibre driving day of the week, date and 40-hour power reserve indications.
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Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
26.2 mm (11¼’’’) diameter, 5.7 mm thick
Approximately 40 hours of power reserve
4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)
Hallmark of Geneva
Hours, minutes, central seconds
Day of the week and date
40 mm diameter, 11.6 mm thick
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Water-resistant tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx. 30 metres)
Petrol blue, opaline center, sunburst exterior, snailed counters
18K white gold Arabic numerals
18K white gold hour-markers highlighted by a blue luminescent material
Brown calfskin leather with calfskin lining and beige stitching
Stainless steel folding clasp
Polished half Maltese cross-shaped
Limited and numbered edition of 30 pieces
Only available on MR PORTER