·      First major horological complication in the Fiftysix collection

·      Ultra-thin self-winding movement

·      Peripheral oscillating weight enabling an even slimmer construction and providing a view of the movement

·      Tourbillon carriage shaped like the Maltese cross, emblem of the Maison

In January 2018, Vacheron Constantin unveiled its Fiftysix collection in the form of three new models (Self-winding, Day-Date and Complete Calendar read more about here), representing the first notes of a new musical score.  The cadence is now picking up with a new reference: Fiftysix Tourbillon.

Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix Tourbillon
Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix Tourbillon

Its September 11th 2018 launch at London’s famous Abbey Road Studios is an opportunity for the Maison to announce an exclusive partnership with this legendary location in music history, where English song-artist Benjamin Clementine, one of the faces of the Maison’s new advertising campaign (read more about here), is giving a private concert to mark this occasion.

Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix Tourbillon Caseback
Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix Tourbillon

Crescendo Appassionato – Fiftysix Tourbillon

Beautifully slender at less than 6 mm thick and equipped with a 22-carat gold peripheral rotor, the calibre of this model may be observed through a transparent caseback revealing all the beauty of the mechanism with its refined ornamentation.  e tourbillon alone called for over a dozen hours of chamfering and other hand-crafted finishing operations. Like a metronome, its 2.5 Hz frequency provides a chance to follow its steady beat, framed by a 41 mm-diameter case. On the two-tone opaline-sunburst dial, decoration plays an equally exceptional tune.

Vacheron Constantin Caliber 2160
Vacheron Constantin Caliber 2160

The most prestigious composition in the collection to date, the Fiftysix Tourbillon will be available exclusively from Vacheron Constantin boutiques as of April 2019.

Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix Tourbillon Watch Review
Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix Tourbillon

The Tempo Of The Fiftysix Collection

The style of the Fiftysix is a direct tribute to a watch created in 1956: reference 6073. The distinctive design of this iconic model embodies the creativity of the Maison during the 1950s – a period representing the golden age of watchmaking refinement, as well as the heyday of musical creativity. Round, slim and effortlessly elegant, reference 6073 is distinguished by its four lugs each representing a branch of the Maltese cross.

Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix Tourbillon
Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix Tourbillon

With its classic dial, daring case and avant-garde technical characteristics (it was at the time one of the first watches from the Manufacture to be equipped with a self-winding movement and a water- resistant case), this 1956 watch wove ties between respect for tradition and a taste for innovation. Ties deeply cherished by Vacheron Constantin and now expressed in the Fiftysix collection picking up several features of the original model: lugs respectively forming one portion of the Maltese cross, a box-type crystal, as well as self-winding movements.

The New Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix Tourbillon
Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix Tourbillon

Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix Tourbillon

Technical specifications:

Reference: 6000E/000R-B488; Hallmark of Geneva certi ed timepiece

Indications: Hours, minutes; Tourbillon


·      18K 5N pink gold

·      41 mm diameter, 10.9 mm thick

·      Transparent sapphire crystal caseback

·      Water-resistance tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx. 30 meters)


·      Silvered opaline

·      18K 5N pink gold Arabic numerals

·      18K 5N pink gold hour-markers highlighted by a blue luminescent material


·      2160

·      Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin Mechanical, self-winding, 22K gold peripheral rotor

·      31 mm (131⁄2’’’) diameter, 5.65 mm thick

·      Approximately 80 hours of power reserve

·      2.5 Hz (18,000 vibrations/hour)

·      188 components

·      30 jewels

Strap: Brown Mississippiensis alligator leather with calf inner shell and tone-on-tone stitching, square scales


·      18K 5N pink gold folding clasp

·      Polished half Maltese cross-shaped

Hands On Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix Tourbillon
Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix Tourbillon

The price for the Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix Tourbillon is Euro 118,000.

For more information visit Vacheron Constantin Online.