At the SIHH 2018, Vacheron Constantin introduced a brand new and important collection for the brand, the FIFTYSIX. The Fiftysix collection is now expanding with its most prestigious piece to date, the Fiftysix Tourbillon.
The new watch retains the ’50s styling of the collection but comes boasting an in-house, self-winding tourbillon movement. The Fiftysix Tourbillon is housed in a 41 mm red gold case which is just 10.9 mm thick thanks to its slim 2.5 Hz (18,000 vibrations per hour) Calibre 2160 which is visible through the transparent sapphire crystal caseback. Equipped with a 22-carat gold peripheral rotor enabling a slimmer construction and providing a view of the movement, the meticulously finished movement is built around the tourbillon and offers 80 hours of power reserve.
As for the dial, it’s simple in design but well executed. This tourbillon version remains in line with what we’ve experienced in the past with the addition of a large hole in the dial and a tourbillon inside, of course.
The FiftySix Tourbillon (ref. 6000E/000R-B488) is only available in 18k pink gold. Delivery will start in April 2019, and it will be sold only at Vacheron Constantin boutiques, priced at US$113,000, or €95,000, before taxes.