Friday, October 31, 2014


As many regular readers know, I spent some very good years in the Tokyo suburbs of Kasukabe and Hachioji.  So I am always interested in events over there.

And in the "if I had a million dollars" category, Vacheron Constantin is right up there, so today it is (at least for me) a treat!

Courtesy of Vacheron Constantin
 With a brand new boutique in Tokyo's Ginza district - or as we used to refer to it:
"If you have to ask the price, you can't afford it-town", Vacheron Constantin has also thrown some special releases to help celebrate -

Courtesy of Vacheron Constantin
A new Overseas Dual Time model -

Reference             47450/B01A-9800
Special product for Vacheron Constantin Tokyo Boutique

Caliber 1222 SC
Mechanical, self-winding

26.6 mm (11 ’’’ 1⁄2) diameter
4.85 mm thick
Approximately 40 hours power reserve 4Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)

153 components 
34 jewels

Hours Minutes
Center seconds
Power reserve
Second time zone with day/night indication

Stainless steel
42 mm diameter, 12.45 mm thick

Solid caseback with stamped “Overseas” medallion
Screwed-down crown and pushpiece
Anti-magnetic protection certified to 25,000 A/m
Water-resistance tested at a pressure of 15 bar (approx. 150 metres)

Black opaline dial with hand-guilloché date and dual time counters 
18K white gold hour-markers with white luminescent material
18K white gold hours and minutes hands with white luminescent material 
18K 5N pink gold applied Maltese cross and 5N gold-plated pfinodal seconds hand
“LIMITED EDITION TOKYO” secret signature under the power reserve segment

Stainless steel

Stainless steel triple-blade folding clasp 

And a special version of the Traditionnelle - Traditionnelle Tokyo Boutique
Courtesy of Vacheron Constantin

Reference 82172/000R-9808
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepiece

Special product for Vacheron Constantin Tokyo Boutique

4400 AS
Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin

Mechanical, manual-winding
28.6 mm (12 ’’’ 1⁄2) diameter
2.8 mm thick
Approximately 65 hours power reserve 

4Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)
127 components 
21 jewels

Hours Minutes
Small seconds at 6 o’clock

18K 5N pink gold
38 mm diameter, 7.77 mm thick

Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Water-resistance tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx. 30 meters)

18K gold
Hand-guilloché black dial

“LIMITED EDITION TOKYO” secret signature at 12 o’clock

Black Mississippiensis alligator leather, hand-stitched, saddle-finish, large square scales

18K 5N pink gold buckle
Polished half Maltese cross-shaped

Limited edition of 20 timepieces 

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