Vacheron Constantin has just announced a new limited edition for North America of its Traditionelle Day-Date and Power Reserve watch. The new version of the VC Day-Date will feature an engine-turned guilloché dial, rather than the white dials found in the current collection pink-gold model and the Collection Excellence Platine platinum model.
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As with the existing Traditionelle Day-Date models, the North America limited edition is powered by Vacheron Constantin caliber 2475. Caliber 2475 is a hand-finished, self-winding movement based on the caliber 2450, which when it debuted in 2006 was the very first automatic movement from cheap replica Vacheron Constantin watches that was designed and produced in-house. Caliber 2475 is a 11 1/2 ligne (26 mm) movement, carrying the Geneva Hallmark, with a 40-hour power reserve and running at 28,800 vph. It was first offered in the Quai de l’Ile line, in 2008, but currently is only found in the Traditionelle models.
The Traditionnelle Day-Date and Power Reserve Limited Edition for North America will be offered in a run of 30 pieces at $45,000, at Vacheron Constantin boutiques. For more, visit exact fake Vacheron Constantin watches online.
The Traditionnelle Day-Date And Power Reserve Limited Edition for North America: case, 39 mm x 10.6 mm, 15N pink gold. Water resistance 3 bar. Movement, VC caliber 2475, self-winding, 26 mm x 5.70 mm; 40-hour power reserve; 28,800 vph; rotor running in ceramic ball bearings; Geneva Hallmark. Guilloché dial. Available starting the second week in July.