Thursday, December 8, 2016

Ulysse Nardin – Classico Rooster Gold Edition















Ulysse NardinClassico Rooster Rose Gold 40mm Limited Edition NEW

Pre-SIHH 2017


Ulysse Nardin Introduces the “Year of the Rooster” 
Timepiece to the Classico Collection


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Confident and dynamic, the rooster rules the roost with hard work and innate talent. Very little escapes the pow-ers of perception of this highly observant creature, renowned for his sociable, gregarious nature. In keeping with his pride of place on this precision Classico, the rooster is also widely appreciated for his punctual timekeeping! Ulysse Nardin celebrates his energetic panache with the “Year of the Rooster” timepiece, the most recent addition to the Classico Collection.

In this classical depiction, the artist has perfectly captured the rooster’s natural energy. It is the centuries-old champlevé method of enameling that brings the artist’s sketch to life. A rare art form and one mastered by very few, the champlevé technique involves the carving of cells with a chisel directly on the dial, which are then filled with enamel. Its colors come from the careful blending of different metallic oxides. The piece is then fired until the enamel melts.

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For over 25 years, Ulysse Nardin has been bringing this artistry to its dials, and is in fact one of the only watch-makers devoted to the centuries-old craft. It is mastered in-house at Donzé Cadrans, a member of the Ulysse Nardin group of companies.

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The Classico Collection numbers a series of original enameled pieces, beloved and collected by many. For 2017, Ulysse Nardin is pleased to introduce the “Year of the Rooster”, a limited edition of 88 pieces in 18-karat rose gold, powered by the self-winding UN-815 movement with its COSC certification.

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Combining characteristic engineering excellence with the artistic mastery of enameling, the Classico Rooster is a reliable timepiece of elegant beauty, perfect for the courageous, confident individual with an instinct for success.

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TECHNICAL DATA

Collection: Classico

Model: Rooster Rose Gold

Ref. 8152-111-2/ROOSTER - 18ct Rose Gold
Limited Edition to 88 pieces

Movement
Caliber 11½" UN-815,
Chronometer COSC Certificate
Winding: Self-winding movement 
Power reserve: Approximately 42 hours
Functions H/M/s
Hours, minutes, seconds
Case
18ct Rose Gold
Diameter: 40 mm
Crown: Water-resistant
Water-resistant: 50 m
Crystal:  Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Case-back: Open case back with sapphire crystal fixed with screws
Dial
Enamel champlevé, «Rooster» motif
Bracelet
Black Alligator strap
Rose gold tang buckle


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VACHERON CONSTANTIN – TRADITIONNELLE Minute Repeater Tourbillon

















VACHERON CONSTANTINTRADITIONNELLE Minute Repeater Tourbillon NEW


Traditionnelle minute repeater tourbillon:
two fascinating major complications united in an original caliber

A technical feat with the new Manufacture Calibre 2755 TMR, which drives two major horological complications: the minute repeater and the tourbillon. An original aesthetic with an exclusive hand-guilloché motif Hallmark of Geneva certification


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In preview mode ahead of the SIHH 2017, Vacheron Constantin is unveiling the Traditionnelle minute repeater tourbillon, an exceptional striking watch. This finely crafted model is enriching the Traditionnelle line, dedicated to a supremely demanding exercise of the watchmaking art inherited from the finest 18th century traditions.

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Its original Manufacture movement – Caliber 2755 TMR – combines two major horological complications: the minute repeater and the tourbillon. This exclusive timepiece comes in a choice of pink gold and platinum versions. Certified by the prestigious Hallmark of Geneva, the Traditionnelle minute repeater tourbillon meets the highest standards criteria of craftsmanship and reliability.

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The Traditionnelle minute repeater tourbillon reflects the technical and aesthetic sophistication pervading every Vacheron Constantin model. It testifies to the rich watchmaking history of the Manufacture, which has pursued its activities uninterrupted since 1755. Its new caliber, entirely developed and produced by Vacheron Constantin, combines two of the most demanding complications. The prestigious and complex tourbillon serves to compensate for the effects of gravity and thereby enhances the precision of the watch.

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The minute repeater also testifies to consummate mastery of the watchmaking art and remains one of the most sought-after complications. On demand and at a press on a single pusher, the gongs of the mechanism chime the hours, quarters and minutes.

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In addition to mastering the technical complexity of this complication, watchmakers must also have an excellent musical ear in order to adjust the gongs as one would an instrument. By uniting these two complications within a single caliber, Vacheron Constantin is accomplishing a remarkable technical feat and paying tribute to traditional hand-crafted watchmaking expertise passed on from generation to generation.



A dial with a unique guilloché pattern

Striking the perfect chord between technical and aesthetic considerations, the Traditionnelle minute repeater tourbillon highlights the expertise of the Manufacture in crafting exceptional timepieces. The dial comes in slate grey or silver-toned variations on the platinum models; and is silver-toned for the pink gold version.

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It is graved with a refined hand-guilloché motif reserved for timepieces exclusively available from Vacheron Constantin boutiques. This unique pattern reflects the inventiveness of the Maison and its mastery of guilloché work – a delicate traditional skill applied to watchmaking from the 18th century onwards.

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The hours and minutes hands, made of pink or white gold depending on the versions, are slightly offset towards the upper section of the dial, so as to provide more space for the tourbillon carriage appearing in the lower half.

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The 6 o’clock opening provides a chance to admire the stately dance of the tourbillon, which is all the more entrancing in that the caliber beats at the low frequency of 2.5 Hz, a speed characteristic of traditional watchmaking and providing an opportunity to appreciate the rhythm of its pulsations to the full. Fashioned in the shape of Vacheron Constantin’s Maltese cross emblem, the tourbillon carriage features a hand-polished bar that in itself required around 11 hours of meticulous workmanship.


An original in-house 2755 TMR movement

The Traditionnelle minute repeater tourbillon is driven by the new Caliber 2755 TMR; designed, developed and produced by Vacheron Constantin. This hand-wound movement bears the Hallmark of Geneva and features an exceptional level of chronometric and aesthetic quality. Combining a minute repeater mechanism striking on demand with a tourbillon, it displays the hours and minutes as well as small seconds on the tourbillon carriage.

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The 58-hour power-reserve indication – with its pink gold pointer whose colour is achieved by a black oxide process – is unusually placed on the back of the watch rather than on the dial. The sapphire crystal caseback reveals the caliber, composed of 471 parts and adorned with 40 jewels, along with its hand-crafted finishes meeting the highest watchmaking standards.

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Available exclusively from Vacheron Constantin boutiques, the Traditionnelle minute repeater tourbillon is delivered with with a resonance holder « La Musique du Temps » that serves to amplify the sound and the harmony of the notes struck by the minute repeater.

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The price:

The 18k 5N Pink Gold cased model reference 6500T/000R-B324 Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Minute Repeater Tourbillon will be priced at $490,900, while the platinum version reference 6500T/000P-9949 or 6500T/000P-B100 are a whopping $546,600. 🙂


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TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Model: TRADITIONNELLE Minute Repeater Tourbillon Platinum

Reference: 6500T/000P-9949 - Gold Dial Silvered opaline Platinum 44 mm

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Reference: 6500T/000P-B100 - Gold Dial Slate-colored Platinum 44 mm

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Hallmark of Geneva certified timepieces
Only available in Vacheron Constantin Boutiques

Movement
Caliber 2755 TMR
Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
Mechanical, manual-winding
33.9 mm (14’’’¾) diameter, 6.1 mm thick
Approximately 58 hours of power reserve
2.5 Hz (18,000 vibrations/hour)
471 components
40 jewels
Indications
Hours, minutes, minute repeater, tourbillon, small seconds on tourbillon cage,
power reserve indicator (on the back of the watch)
Case   
950 platinum
44 mm diameter, 12.2 mm thick
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Dial   
18K gold, hand-guilloché, silvered opaline/slate-colored
18K white gold hour-markers
Strap
Blue/black Mississippiensis  alligator leather with alligator
inner shell, hand-stitched, saddle-finish, large square scales
Clasp
950 platinum folding clasp
Polished half Maltese cross-shaped

Presentation box & accessory   
Prestige model, delivered with the resonator of
sound “La Musique du Temps” enhancing the sound and the harmony of
notes of the Vacheron Constantin minute repeater

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TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Model: TRADITIONNELLE Minute Repeater Tourbillon Gold

Reference: 6500T/000R-B324 - Gold Dial Silvered opaline Pink Gold 44 mm

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Hallmark of Geneva certified timepieces
Only available in Vacheron Constantin Boutiques

Movement
Caliber 2755 TMR
Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
Mechanical, manual-winding
33.9 mm (14’’’¾) diameter, 6.1 mm thick
Approximately 58 hours of power reserve
2.5 Hz (18,000 vibrations/hour)
471 components
40 jewels
Indications
Hours, minutes, minute repeater, tourbillon, small seconds on tourbillon cage,
power reserve indicator (on the back of the watch)
Case
18K 5N Pink Gold
44mm diameter, 12.2 mm thick
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Dial   
18K gold, hand-guilloché, silvered opaline
18K 5N pink gold hour-markers
Strap
Dark brown Mississippiensis alligator leather with alligator
inner shell, hand-stitched, saddle-finish, large square scales
Clasp
18K 5N pink gold folding clasp
Polished half Maltese cross-shaped


Presentation box & accessory   
Prestige model, delivered with the resonator of
sound “La Musique du Temps” enhancing the sound and the harmony of
notes of the Vacheron Constantin minute repeater
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P.O. Box 95
CH-1228
Plan-les-Ouates/Geneva
Tel. +41 22 930 20 05
Fax +41 22 930 20 06
press@vacheron-constantin.com
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