Rare and not the watch you expect from Vacheron Constantin, but this might be one of the most perfect combinations of dress and tool watch in one, a hybrid. In the 1950s the tool watches became insight, a watch with a mission. Functional and a feast for the eye, wearable with a suit but also casual. Inspired by the Turnograph Datejust from Rolex Vacheron Constantin tried to venture that part of the market.
Know for their luxury dress watches this was something people did not expect, so the rumor goes that a few where made, less than a 100 pieces. The Turnograph has classic proportions with downturned lugs. Additionally, the bezel features Arabic numerals on the quarter hours and a deep red arrow at the 60 unit mark. The case back is a screw-down waterproof case back, adding to the sporty feel of the timepiece. Furthermore, this is an automatic watch with the caliber K1072/1 movement, produced by Vacheron itself.
The details of this watch are stunning, the ‘candlestick’ markers on the Soleil light champagne dial in contrast with the red quarters on the bezel….wow, this is something else. It comes with an extract of archives dating the watch back to 1964. We can write more about it, but this beauty you have to see with your own eyes!