In 1956, Vacheron Constantin launched a Ref.6073 watch with a distinctive design style, boldly using the brand LOGO Maltese cross as a design element on the classic round case, the cross structure The four lugs transformed into the case fusion have become the source of inspiration for the FIFTYSIX Wulu series launched this year. The newly launched FIFTYSIX Wulu series is named after the birth year of this watch, but its birth is not just a ‘re-engraving’ of the watch of the year, but the modern style of the 50s men The way is reinterpreted, creating a new watch of modern male life style. Next, let’s take a look at the weekly calendar watch in the Vacheron Constantin series. (Watch model: 4400E / 000R-B436)
Regaining the classic new interpretation
In the 1950s, the world had just experienced the catastrophe of World War II, and it was in a state of post-war reconstruction. However, this stage also quickly brought about economic recovery and the transformation of life style. In the 1950s, Vacheron Constantin launched the Ref.6073 watch, which was a collection of round watches with the best of the brand’s design style at that time. It was equipped with the brand’s first automatic movement 1019/1. This year Vacheron Constantin re-created an ‘evolved’ version of this outstanding timepiece, combining classical and contemporary aesthetic accomplishments, bringing us a new interpretation of modern men.
Watch real shot
The case with a diameter of 40 mm is made of 18K5N pink gold and has been polished to give a delicate gloss unique to metal.
The Wu Luzhi series integrates the Maltese shape into the 4 lugs and becomes a logo of this series. This unique logo comes from a tiny gear part in the mechanical movement.
The embedded crown is derived from the classic characteristic design of the 1956 watch, which is engraved with the Vacheron Constantin Maltese logo pattern, showing the brand’s aesthetic style. The unique sapphire crystal on the bezel not only enhances the wear resistance of the watch, but also retains the retro charm of the watch.
The dial adopts a partition design and is divided into a central area of opalescent gray, a sunburst outer ring decoration and a small scroll-shaped dial. It is created through different processes to add contrast to the dial. The dial’s streamer is very layered.
The outermost scale circle is decorated with Arabic numerals and stick-shaped hour markers inspired by the 1950s. The hour markers have a luminous coating for easy time reading at night. There is a date display window at 3 o’clock, a day display window at 9 o’clock, and the power reserve display is located below.
Mississippi Alligator Strap
The watch has a brown checkered Mississippi alligator leather strap lined with calfskin. The buckle also uses the 18K% N pink gold pin buckle. The buckle is a Maltese cross shape design, which echoes the design of the watch, highlighting the brand’s overall aesthetic style.
The movement is a 2475SC / 2 self-winding movement developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin. It is engraved with the Geneva mark and has a power reserve of 40 hours. The case back has a penetrating design and a beautiful movement at a glance. The satin brushed and polished 22K gold skeleton rotor is decorated with a Maltese cross pattern and frosted swirl pattern. This is not only the stunning design of this new watch, but also the entire Wu Luzhi The signature feature of the series.
Summary: FIFTYSIX Wu Luzhi series week calendar watch is also equipped with stainless steel version, the modern elegance and casual exquisite interpretation of incisive and exquisite, in addition to retro, do not forget to add modern fashion style, suitable for different occasions to wear. Reference price: ￥ 248,000 (Wu Fengqi, home of the picture / text watch)