THE FINE ART OF WATCHMAKING IN EYE-CATCHING BLUE

VACHERON CONSTANTIN TRADITIONNELLE BUCHERER BLUE EDITIONS
Lucerne, 26 September 2018 – Bucherer collaborates with renowned watch manufacturer Vacheron Constantin on the latest Bucherer BLUE EDITIONS creations. The partnership has given rise to three elegant watches in the Traditionnelle model range, which are now being presented in blue for the first time. The exclusive special editions are stamped with the Poinçon de Genève and embody the high art of watchmaking while dazzling with their elegant design.

THREE INNOVATIVE NEW ADDITIONS

Bucherer and Vacheron Constantin share a passion for the art of watchmaking and a spirit of innovation – hallmarks that have shaped the creation of a new model range for the Bucherer BLUE EDITIONS watch collection. The two companies proudly present the Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Bucherer BLUE EDITIONS in three versions: classic with date display, a small model including a bezel set with diamonds and the 14-Day Tourbillon. A particular highlight is Vacheron Constantin’s decision to present models of the Traditionnelle line in blue – uniquely and exclusively for Bucherer. The blue opaline dial – inspired by Bucherer’s corporate colour – complements the warmth of the 18K pink gold case and blue alligator leather strap to create an exceptionally sophisticated timepiece that flatters every connoisseur.

CRAFTED FOR INITIATED CUSTOMERS

These watches have been designed for customers who have the highest demands and, as industry connoisseurs, are searching for something unique. Beneath the modern, elegant appearance lies an array of technical sophistication and outstanding watchmaking artistry. The special editions are powered by a mechanical in-house hand-wound or automatic movement and are perfected with exquisite craftsmanship. The special characteristics of the Traditionnelle line are the stepped case, the slim bezel, the fluted case back, the railway-track- minute circle, the carefully applied “bâtons de Genève” index hour markers and the elegant dauphine hands. All three timepieces also bear the Poinçon de Genève (also known as the “Hallmark of Geneva”) – guaranteeing the origin, savoir-faire, durability and precision of the watch.

TWO AMBASSADORS OF HAUTE HORLOGERIE SHOWCASE THEIR AFFINITY WITH EXCEPTIONAL TIMEPIECES

“The Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Bucherer BLUE EDITIONS are prime examples of outstanding technical and aesthetic expertise,” says Patrick Graf, Chief Commercial Officer at Bucherer. Vacheron Constantin – founded in 1755 and consequently the world’s oldest watch manufacturer in continuous operation – has developed and perfected these skills over the course of its history, which now spans nearly 300 years. The Bucherer BLUE EDITIONS models present a perfect example of the Swiss watchmaking tradition upheld by both companies, which have come to symbolise the pursuit of continuous innovation and unique elegance. These are values cultivated by the traditional companies in their quest to constantly inspire watch aficionados with their in-depth knowledge of, and passion for, the watchmaking profession. The new special editions will be exclusively available in selected Bucherer stores and in the Bucherer online shop from 26 September 2018.

Traditionnelle 14-Day Tourbillon Bucherer BLUE EDITIONS, 18K 5N pink gold, 42 mm, in-house hand-wound movement, tourbillon, folding clasp, 336-hour power reserve, Poinçon de Genève, CHF 282 000.–

VACHERON CONSTANTIN TRADITIONNELLE 14-DAY TOURBILLON BUCHERER BLUE EDITIONS

The Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle 14-Day Tourbillon Bucherer BLUE EDITIONS features a stunning tourbillon in the shape of a Maltese cross – the Vacheron Constantin brand logo – and an impressive power reserve of 336 hours. It runs on a 2260 calibre – an in-house movement developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin, consisting of 231 individual components and 31 jewels. It works at a rate of 2.5 Hz (18,000 beats per hour) with a hand-wound movement. The small-seconds subdial is displayed on the tourbillon cage, along with the hours, minutes, power reserve and the tourbillon. The watch is finished with a blue alligator Mississippiensis leather strap.

Traditionnelle Small Model Bucherer BLUE EDITIONS, 18K 5N pink gold, 33 mm, in-house hand-wound movement, bezel set with diamonds (total approx. 0.87 ct), pin buckle, 40-hour power reserve, Poinçon de Genève, CHF 30 000.–

VACHERON CONSTANTIN TRADITIONNELLE SMALL MODEL BUCHERER BLUE EDITIONS

The Traditionnelle Small Model Bucherer BLUE EDITIONS features an in-house hand-wound movement with a 40-hour power reserve. Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin, the 1,400 calibre consists of 98 individual components and 20 jewels. The watch displays hours and minutes and is complemented by the warmth of its pink gold case, which is 33 mm in diameter, as well as a bezel set with 54 diamonds. The blue alligator Mississippiensis leather strap with a pin buckle ensures a secure and elegant fit on the wrist.

Traditionnelle Small Model Bucherer BLUE EDITIONS, 18K 5N pink gold, 33 mm, in-house hand-wound movement, bezel set with diamonds (total approx. 0.87 ct), pin buckle, 40-hour power reserve, Poinçon de Genève, CHF 30 000.–

VACHERON CONSTANTIN TRADITIONNELLE SMALL MODEL BUCHERER BLUE EDITIONS

The Traditionnelle Small Model Bucherer BLUE EDITIONS features an in-house hand-wound movement with a 40-hour power reserve. Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin, the 1,400 calibre consists of 98 individual components and 20 jewels. The watch displays hours and minutes and is complemented by the warmth of its pink gold case, which is 33 mm in diameter, as well as a bezel set with 54 diamonds. The blue alligator Mississippiensis leather strap with a pin buckle ensures a secure and elegant fit on the wrist.

Laurent Perves (CMO Vacheron Constantin), Patrick Graf (CCO Bucherer AG), Christian Selmoni (Style & Heritage Director Vacheron Constantin) and Ben Clymer (Gründer und CEO HODINKEE)

SPECIAL COLLECTION UNVEILED TO A SELECT GROUP IN PARIS

The special editions were first unveiled to an exclusive group of customers and international journalists at the Hôtel de Crillon in Paris on 26 September 2018. Bucherer and Vacheron Constantin invited guests to attend this special event, dedicated to the art of fine watchmaking. The attendees included Patrick Graf, Chief Commercial Officer at Bucherer, Laurent Perves, Chief Marketing Officer at Vacheron Constantin, and Christian Selmoni, Style & Heritage Director at Vacheron Constantin. The evening was hosted by Ben Clymer, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of HO and a self-confessed Vacheron Constantin aficionado.

About the Bucherer BLUE EDITIONS

The Bucherer BLUE EDITIONS watch collection comprises 21 exclusive timepieces that Bucherer created in cooperation with 13 renowned watch manufacturers. For 130 years, Bucherer has been offering its customers a large selection of outstanding timepieces crafted by the finest watchmakers. The company’s unique relations with the most distinguished brands in the industry are the result of long-standing continuous collaborations – rooted in knowledge, mutual respect and exceptional technical expertise. These rare partnerships produced the 21 men’s and ladies’ watches that form the exclusive Bucherer BLUE EDITIONS collection. The timepieces were developed by Bucherer in collaboration with the watchmakers Audemars Piguet, Baume & Mercier, Carl F. Bucherer, Chopard, IWC Schaffhausen, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Longines, H. Moser & Cie., Panerai, Piaget, TAG Heuer, Tudor and Vacheron Constantin. The central theme of the collection is the colour blue, which has become a symbol and recognisable feature of the Bucherer brand.

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