Follow The Moon With Vacheron Constantin This Ramadan

BY Sophie Stevens / Jun 15 2017 / 16:05 PM

The Maison has combined astronomy and haute horlogerie in their latest celestial mechanics collection

Follow The Moon With Vacheron Constantin This Ramadan
Courtesy Vacheron Constantin
The latest ladies "Traditionnelle Moon Phase" Timepiece
Follow The Moon With Vacheron Constantin This Ramadan
Courtesy Vacheron Constantin
The latest ladies "Traditionnelle Moon Phase" Timepiece

Launched in time for the Holy Month of Ramadan, Vacheron Constantin has unveiled its new timepieces inspired by these two foundations of measuring time. Looking to the ancient art of astronomy that tracks the solar system and its lunar cycles, the Maison has captured the beauty of the night sky and its heavenly bodies through its latest horological creations.

Astronomy has deep roots within Islamic culture, with the beginning of Ramadan based on new moon sightings according to the Hijari lunar calendar. In celebration of the Holy Month, Vacheron Constantin looks to its own watchmaking heritage that also holds deep ties with astronomy. For 261 years, the Swiss Maison has tried to capture the movement of the stars within its complications to create exquisite timepieces that are true works of art.

Vacheron Constantin Ladies Traditionelle Moon Phase Diamonds

The "Traditionnelle Moon Phase" ladies timepiece with mother-of-pearl dial surrounded by diamonds

The collections include the new Traditionnelle Moon Phase ladies model, which imbibes graceful moon phases with a highly feminine take on the Maison’s refined complications. Available in either white or rose gold, the shimmering mother-of-pearl dial sits within a circular frame of white diamonds, with further diamond-set lugs and crown totaling 1.20 carats.

Vacheron Constantin Traditionelle Moon Phase Timepiece

"Traditionnelle Moon Phase" ladies timepiece by Vacheron Constantin

Entirely handcrafted at Vacheron Constantin’s workshop in Geneva, the model’s caliber 1410 features poetic moon phases, with a high-precision gear train requiring a single-day adjustment only once every 122 years. The transparent case back of the watch reveals the prestigious Hallmark of Geneva, a symbol of strict quality criteria that only a few of the world’s watch manufacturers can meet.

Vacheron Constantin Ladies Traditionelle Moon Phase

"Traditionnelle Moon Phase" ladies timepiece by Vacheron Constantin

Ladies timepieces have long been a central focus of Vacheron Constantin. As the world’s oldest watch manufacturer, the Maison began making dedicated ladies models at the beginning of the 19th century with its first pocket watches. Since then they have continuously created innovative and refined designs to meet the demands of the contemporary female collector.

With its timeless appeal and definitive elegance, the latest Traditionnelle Moon Phase timepiece offers female watch connoisseurs the Maison’s latest take on expert techniques combined with superlative design.