With the launch of the FiftySix in 2018, Vacheron Constantin added a new round case shape to its current collection and made a bid to bring younger watch lovers to its fold. From the beginning, FiftySix featured both steel and gold options, and over time, more complications were added. Most of the options that I’ve taken note of to date have struck me as being on the dressier side of the spectrum.
Today, we’re seeing a new calendar version in the growing FixtySix lineup that features a warm sepia-brown dial matched with a brown calfskin strap and an 18-karat 5N pink-gold case. While not part of Vacheron’s popular Historiques range, the FiftySix was indeed inspired by the company’s quite legendary mid-century watch design, in particular the ref. 6073 of 1956. The nods to the mid-’50s are clearly there, but the FiftySix is also pretty obviously a watch of today. The full calendar model we see here is 40mm in diameter, right in the sweet spot of wearability for lots of people, I think. It is exclusive to Vacheron Constantin boutiques.