Friday, October 14, 2005

Vacheron Constantin The Malte Tourbillion

Pièce Unique for the “only watch 2005” charity auction. Case: Stainless steel, tonneau, three-piece, water resistant to 30 meters, glazed back secured by screws, sapphire crystals. Dimensions: 40 x 37 mm. Thickness: 12 mm. Bracelet: black reptile leather with stainless steel deployant clasp. Dial: 18k pink gold, “Sablé” finish, applied white gold dart indexes, power reserve sector at 10, date dial at 2, aperture to view the tourbillon at 6 with seconds chapter. White gold “Epée” hands. Movement: Calibre: VC 1790, 27.37 x 29.30mm, ruthenium finished, “fausses-côtes” decoration, 27-jewels, one minute tourbillon regulator, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to heat, cold and isochronism, self-compensating balance spring, 18,00vph, 55-hour power reserve.