During the SIHH 2015, Vacheron Constantin unveils a series of 7 limited edition timepieces aptly named the Harmony. And this to celebrate 260 years of uninterrupted watch manufacturing. And the chronograph range is a winner for me. Today, I feature first of the three chronographs - the Harmony Chronograph.
The Harmony Chronograph is a manual winding monopusher chronograph in rose gold and limited to 260 pieces worldwide. Stunning is how I would describe the timepiece - well balanced and well... in Harmony!
The blued hands of the chronograph seconds and the gold minute and hour hands are very well finished. The chronograph hands are in blue and the time display with the golden hands. At the six o'clock is the power reserve indicator.
The finishing on the movement is top notch as one would expect from the house of Vacheron and the hand engraved balance cock in the calibre 3300 is a testament to how special this piece is. This engraving is only available in all the pieces celebrating the 260th anniversary. The in-house developed calibre 3300 comes with 252 parts and has a power reserve of more than 60 hours.
The reference 5300S comes with the Geneva Seal and a special 260th Anniversary presentation box. The Harmony Chronograph is a very special piece - I cannot recall another cushion shaped chronograph in recent history that I believe will evoke so much emotion.
P.S. the Harmony cushion shaped case is not new to VC. In fact, the "original" cushioned shaped monopusher chronograph was first unveiled in 1928 and true to its roots, Vacheron Constantin is relaunching this collection with some updated numerals to give it a more modern touch.