Vacheron Constantin is one of the best brands in the industry. They produce quality watches and do not rely on brand ambassadors to sell watches. Below is the full rundown of their new watches at SIHH 2014.
With one new addition in this collection they really went all out and decided on releasing an openworked tourbillon in their well-known case shape exclusive to the Malte collection.
Malte Tourbillon Openworked (30135/000P-9842)
This new watch has an "openworked" movement, meaning that the bridges were connecting only where needed and there is no dial. It is basically a high-grade skeleton watch. The hand color could use some help because it might be hard to see the time but it is overall a good design. Pictures, dimensions and other useful information can be found here.
Another collection with a single release. The Patrimony collection is meant to be a watch that is passed down, so they use timeless designs. This new watch is no exception.
Tradionelle 14-Day Tourbillon (89010/000P-9935)
This watch, as the name suggests, has a 14-dash power reserve and a tourbillon. As with all the watches from the patrimony collection it has a timeless design with a round case that has always been in style. It also has a smaller size, even though the trend now is larger watches. Pictures of this openworked beauty and dimensions you can click here.
This collection holds the bulk of the new watches. This collection mainly holds jewelry watches, with paintings on the dial or diamonds everywhere. With four of their new watches however, this is not the case. These new watches have openworked movements, an art form in itself and although there were watches with painted dials released, it is a move in the right direction. I will only talk about the four openworked ones. To see the rest click here and check the "novelties" box.
White Gold Black "Dial" (82020/000G-9924)
The reasons I say "dial" in the name is because it really isn't a dial. It is just an outer ring that changes colors throughout the different versions. Pictures of this watch can be found here.
White Gold Gray "Dial" (82020/000G-9926)
This watch, like the other three new watches, is 40mm in diameter and uses the 4400 SQ movement. It has the same design as before only with a gray "dial". The pictures can be seen here.
White Gold Blue "Dial" (82020/000G-9925)
This version, like the others uses the same movement and design, so there isn't much to say. The blue on this watch really pops and adds a nice splash of color. You can click here for pictures and other useful information.
White Gold Black "Dial" With Diamond Bezel (82620/000G-9924)
This watch uses the same 40mm size as the others, so it is not defined as a women's watch. It a unisex watch, though the diamonds on the bezel give it a more feminine feel. To look at pictures you can click here.
Vacheron Constatin had a year with many new models. Unlike the Cartier post, where I included every new watch, I only put watches I thought my readers would be interested in. Plus if one wants to see all of the new models, they can click on the link in the first section. I really like the openworked emphasis this year, and I am sure others will too. I can't wait to see what they will release at Baselworld this year.
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