As the oldest continuous manufacture in the watch industry, Vacheron Constantin's pedigree is above reputation. In a refreshing way, one thing that this brand does well (which so many "maisons" of heritage do not do) is to fully engage in new ideas. It is clear with the release of the Vacheron Constantin fake watches Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar that the brand has tried to add a touch of novelty to the traditional perpetual calendar layout, but whether they have succeeded or not, is under discussion.
My first response to this complex watch was to sit on the fence. The good: the movement. The less good; a dial that could be described as boring with the same ease with which it could be restrained, is not terrible, but could not touch me in any way.
When it comes to Vacheron Constantin, I never take hasty judgments. From time to time, the watches that are initially washed over me have crept into my esteem over time.
Case in point: the release of Vacheron Constantin FiftySix showed that the brand was willing to cast its arguably stifling image in favor of a more youthful style. At first I hated him because he didn't look like a Vacheron; then I fell in love with it because it looked exactly like a FiftySix.
The Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar is imperious from the back, with beautiful inscriptions replica watches surrounding the movement, visible through a sapphire crystal coated in AR. The same caliber is well finished and refined, but I struggled with the layout of the dial and the questionable balance of its information elements.