Vacheron Constantin, Genève, "Traditional Chronograph," Ref. 47192/000R. Water-resistant, 18K pink gold wristwatch with square button chronograph, register, tachometer and an 18K pink gold Vacheron Constantin double deployant clasp. Accompanied by the original fitted box, polishing cloth, Certificate of Origin/guarantee, pouch and instruction booklet.
Case: Three-body, solid, polished, inclined bezel, straight lugs, transparent screw-down case back, sapphire crystals.
Dial: Matte silver with applied pink gold baton indexes, subsidiary seconds and 30-minute register dials, outer 1/5th seconds track and tachometer graduations. Pink gold dauphine hands.
Movement: Caliber 1141, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 21 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, beryllium balance adjusted to 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, swan neck micrometer regulator.
Papers dated December 2016, still under manufacturer Warranty till December 2018.
Diameter: 42mm Thickness: 11mm
Accompanied by the original fitted box, polishing cloth, Certificate of Origin/guarantee, pouch and instruction booklet.
Introduced in 2008 the Vacheron Constantin Traditionelle Chronograph became an instant classic. The watch which along with its bigger brother; the Perpetual Chronograph are the two most important watches within the Vacheron Constantin core collection.
The watch is fitted with the caliber 1141 which is based on Lemania Cal CH 27 (now Manufacture Breguet). A tried and tested movement whose design and development began in the 1940's and originally used by Tissot and Omega and first used in the Chronographe Historique of the early 1990's. An extremely high end movement certainly one of the most beautiful chronograph movements currently available. The same movement was used by Patek Philippe for the 3970, 5070, and 5970. Today, it is solely used by Vacheron Constantin and Breguet.
The two tone dial with its 5 different finishes from creme, to silver and gray is extremely elegant especially with the touch of blue from the tachometer scale which adds some color. Even though it is inspired by the dials of vintage watches from the 1940's, the Patrimony dial has a comtemporarey touch which sets it perfectly for the modern collector.