SIHH 19: Shade of blue, Vacheron Constantin New Fiftysix® models
A new dial colour: petrol blue
A retro-contemporary style for an elegant watch designed for daily wear
A modern interpretation of the iconic Reference 6073, launched in 1956 and inspired by the Maltese cross
Casually styled and eminently suited to daily wear, the Fiftysix collection welcomes two new models.
Launched in 2018 at London’s legendary Abbey Road Studios in the company of Benjamin Clementine – one of the talents personifying the collection in the new Vacheron Constantin communication campaign –, Fiftysix is revisiting the codes of an iconic 1956 model. The models unveiled to date are now joined by a version featuring a petrol blue dial specifically developed for this collection. The epitome of relaxed elegance, this shade lends a noble touch to the masculine wardrobe, and will now attire the dials of the Fiftysix self-winding and Fiftysix complete calendar models.
Fiftysix complete calendar
Equipped with a self-winding movement, the Fiftysix complete calendar watch displays the date, day and month as well as a precision moon-phase indication offering 122 years of accuracy. Calibre 2460 also features a stop-seconds system. The sector-type dial composes an extremely legible face, punctuated by a chapter ring with Arabic numerals – a fairly rare occurrence at Vacheron Constantin – and graced with opaline, sunburst and snailed finishing adorning the centre and graced with an opaline centre and sunburst rim. The subtly omnipresent Maltese cross also appears on the integrated crown and dial, as well as on the new 22K pink gold oscillating weight, and even more discreetly in the lug design.
This distinctive personality, offering a modern take on the style of the 1950s, is picked up on the Fiftysix self-winding. Its movement visible through the transparent sapphire crystal caseback is equipped with a stop-seconds device enabling extremely accurate time-setting. In terms of the exterior, the baton-type hands and white gold hour-markers coated with Super-LumiNova® make a perfect match with the 40 mm-diameter stainless steel case. One distinctive final detail that is sure to delight connoisseurs is the box-type crystal topping the bezel and preserving the intrinsically retro-contemporary style of the Fiftysix collection.