Our photographer Mike Mellia and I went to visit the Vacheron Constantin boutique on Madison Avenue to see the new models introduced at SIHH in January. During the show in Geneva, it’s such a rush that it’s hard to spend a lot of time with the watches. Well, once the novelties made their way to New York, we had a chance to spend some time with the pieces and get better acquainted.
It was the year of the Malte and Vacheron Constantin gave a new interpretation to the tonneau shape for its 100th anniversary. Stretching out the lines, the case has a less boxy look. I love the lush and languid curves that give the feeling of going on a pleasant ride up a curvy mountain top.
Vacheron Constantin also created an exquisite world timer to add to the collection, a complication every major brand should have. Other entries were the Patrimony 14-Day Tourbillon and a new set of Metiers d’Arte. Click on the pictures for a larger view.