Vacheron Constantin can boast near 270 years of constantly amassed watchmaking experience. With that, it’s the oldest uninterrupted Manufacture presently in operation. It often showcases its watchmaking prowess via true Haute Horlogerie creations with conventional ending strategies. It has at all times proven nice ability in creating chronograph and calendar actions, of which the brand new Vacheron Constantin Abroad Perpetual Calendar Extremely-Skinny Skeleton in blue is the most recent type of expression.
Extremely-thin watchmaking is basically a complication in itself. The artwork of slimming down and rearranging elements to mere millimetres is extraordinarily difficult. Just a few Manufactures actually grasp the traits to do that, of which Vacheron Constantin certainly is one. Though it won’t break any information, the advanced 18k 5N pink gold Abroad Perpetual Calendar Extremely-Skinny Skeleton is available in at an appropriate 41.5mm in width and a wafer-thin 8.1mm in peak. To place issues into perspective, the present world’s thinnest QP watch is the Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Perpetual Calendar, which is 5.8mm.
Vacheron Constantin manages to mix this with the artwork of skeletonization, because the Abroad QP Extremely-Skinny Skeleton lacks a standard dial. The earlier model had a motion that had a gray tone ensuing from the NAC remedy of the bridges, plates and different elements. That is now modified to a regal blue for the assorted subdials and tracks, set towards the gold and grey-toned elements beneath. All this splendour is sandwiched between two sapphire crystals, with the signature serrated bezel on high.
Unfold throughout the dial are a number of calendar indications, beginning with the month and intercalary year subdial at 12 o’clock. At 3 o’clock, there’s the date indication, with the day of the week on the alternative aspect of the dial. The ultimate indication on the dial aspect is the moon section, positioned at 6 o’clock. Time is indicated with centrally mounted gold arms, mixed with utilized gold markers, all crammed with white luminescent materials.
Inside we discover VC’s in-house crafted Calibre 1120 QPSQ/1, which is routinely wound via a skeletonized central rotor. Visually it nearly looks as if it’s a peripheral rotor because the arms extending from the central bearing subtly blends into the motion. The Calibre 1120 QPSQ/1 consists of 276 elements in whole, runs at a frequency of 28,800vph and has a operating time of 40 hours as soon as absolutely wound. It comes with the Hallmark of Geneva seal-of-approval as a testomony to VC’s devotion to the craft.
The Vacheron Constantin Abroad Perpetual Calendar Extremely-Skinny Skeleton Blue comes on a half-Maltese cross 18k pink gold bracelet, with supplemental blue calfskin leather-based and blue rubber strap. The bracelet and straps could be simply modified due to the built-in quick-release system. The worth is ready at EUR 130,000 which has similarities to the pink gold and gray model launched two years in the past.
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