Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Tourbillon Series ‘dragon Dragon Pearl’ Watch

In the myth story, the dragon can soar through the clouds, drive the wind and call the rain. In traditional Chinese culture, the dragon is synonymous with emperors, and it is also a symbol of power, luck and honor. Vacheron Constantin takes the dragon as the source of inspiration, and presents the Traditionnelle tourbillon series ‘Australian Royal Pearl’ watch, showing the brand’s exquisite craftsmanship and achievements in watchmaking technology, and sending beautiful meanings to every inch of the wrist.

Traditionnelle Tourbillon Tourbillon Royal Dragon Watch

  Since its founding in 1755, Vacheron Constantin has incorporated pride in arts and crafts such as hand carving, gem setting, enamel painting and hand carved carvings into watch design. The new Traditionnelle series tourbillon ‘Xianglong Yuzhu’ watch has a unique design. The hand-machine-engraved dial and 18K 5N pink gold Xianglong and fireball are hand-modified. The bezel, ring and lugs are decorated with hand-engraved cloud dragon patterns, adding majestic style to the dragon. Fire beads hand-carved on the dial are also auspicious symbols. On the bezel, ring, and lugs, S-shaped cloud patterns, which appear symmetrically or repeatedly, first appeared in the late Neolithic period and prevailed during the Shang and Zhou dynasties. One of the traditional patterns.

 Traditionnelle Tourbillon Tourbillon Royal Dragon Watch

  The Traditionelle Tourbillon Tourbillon “Pearl of the Dragon” watch uses an 18K 5N pink gold round case. The round and smooth case design and exquisite art and crafts give the timepiece a unique charm. The manual-winding mechanical movement 2260 was developed and produced by Vacheron Constantin. It is equipped with a sophisticated complex function-a tourbillon, which complements the aura of Xianglong’s king. In addition to the hours, minutes and tourbillon functions, this watch also has a pointer display for a power reserve of 336 hours. The classic elegant black alligator leather strap is sewn using a traditional hand-stitch process.
Demonstrating outstanding watchmaking skills with exquisite craftsmanship

 Traditionnelle Tourbillon Tourbillon Royal Dragon Watch

  Traditionelle’s tourbillon “Xianglong Yuzhu” watch uses a variety of arts and crafts, and strives to achieve stunning aesthetic effects. The watchmaker uses electroplating to plate the dial background to black to highlight the texture of the hand-engraved pattern. The dial is full of graphic decorations created by hand-machine engraving, showing the brand’s masterpieces in the field of decorative arts.
  After making the dial, the hand-sculpture master meticulously carved out the golden outlines of the dragon and the fireball, showing the breathtaking picture pattern in the extremely thin thickness of 0.4 mm.

 Traditionnelle Tourbillon Tourbillon Royal Dragon Watch

  Before that, in order to accurately display the pattern between the square inch, the master craftsman needed to make engraving tools to operate the relief engraving process, which is an ancient hand-carving technique. The master craftsman sculpts the metal with fine sculpting needles, and uses different embossing techniques to create a matte and polished effect, so that each scale appears differently in the changing light. The hand-sculpture master also uses the embossed engraving process to carve the outline of the dragon and fireball on the dial, adding layering and light and shadow effects to the decoration.
  The delicate beauty also extends to the bezel, case and lugs. As one of the traditional Chinese patterns, the Yunlei pattern has appeared in large quantities on ancient porcelain, wood products and textiles. The hand-sculpture master uses a line carving process to engrav the cloud and thunder pattern on the 18K 5N pink gold case. The decoration of each case requires more than 24 hours of hand-carving to achieve the desired effect.
  The brand’s exquisite hand decoration skills make each limited edition Traditionelle series tourbillon ‘Xianglong Royal Pearl’ watch a truly unique masterpiece of timepiece.
  The Traditionnelle series tourbillon “Xianglong Yuzhu” watch shows the brand’s outstanding watchmaking skills and exquisite arts and crafts. It is limited to 8 pieces.

Technical specifications
Traditionnelle Tourbillon Tourbillon Royal Pearl Watch
  Model 89000 / 000R-B528
  Movement 2260
      Vacheron Constantin develops and manufactures manually wound mechanical movements
      Diameter 29.1 mm (12 ¾ legal minutes), thickness 6.8 mm. Power reserve approximately 336 hours (14 days)
      Vibration frequency 2.5 Hz (18,000 times per hour) 231 parts
      31 gems
      Certified by the Geneva Seal
      Display function hours, minutes
      Small seconds on tourbillon frame
      Power reserve display
  Case 18K 5N pink gold
      42mm diameter, 12.22mm thickness hand-engraved bezel, ring and lugs with transparent sapphire crystal case back
      Water-resistant to 3 bar atmospheric pressure test (about 30 meters)
  Dial Manually carved black-plated dial
      8K 5N Pink Gold Dragon and Fire Ball
  Strap Black Mississippi alligator leather strap, hand-stitched, saddle stitching, large checkered
  18K 5N Pink Gold Folding Clasp
     Polished Half Maltese Cross
  Limited edition with ‘Limited Edition of 8 pieces’ engraved on the back of the timepiece. Available only at Vacheron Constantin stores