Sunday, March 19, 2006

Vacheron Constantin The platinum Malte perpetual calendar retrograde date “Openface” Grande Complication

Reference No. 47032/000P-9206. Caliber 1226QPRD, self-winding mechanical. Movement thickness: 5.05 mm, diameter: 26mm. Indications: hours, minutes, perpetual calendar with retrograde date indication, day of the week, month and leap year. 28,800 v.p.h. Power reserve: 38 hours. 36 rubies. Platinum 950 case, 38.5 mm diameter. Water-resistant to 30 m (100 feet). Double sapphire crystal, transparent dial displaying the hand finished movement on a rose gold colored plate, the outer ring showing the dates is cut-away in a fine checkerboard pattern, the date is indicated by a double headed arrow, days of the week, months and leap year are painted in black on sapphire crystal and indicated by rotating white pallets. Blue hand-stitched alligator strap. 18K white gold clasp.