Sunday, April 15, 2007

Vacheron Constantin Malte Perpetual Calendar Minute Repeater

Reference: 30040/000R-9090. Movement: Reference 1755 QP. Type Mechanical, manual-winding. Diameter and thickness 30.80 mm, 4.90 mm. 30 jewels. 18,000 vibrations/hour. Power reserve Approx. 34 hours. Indications Hour, minutes. Additional functions Perpetual calendar. Day of the week, 48-month display and bissextile cycle. Moon phase in lapis lazuli and18K gold. Minute repeater. Case: 18K pink gold. Diameter and thickness 41.00 mm, 10.46 mm. Strap width 19.00 mm. Shape and construction Round, 3 parts, soldered lugs. Repeating-slide on caseband at 9 o’clock. Back Snap-on, transparent, sapphire crystal. Finish Entirely Polished. Engraved limited edition number. Glass Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on underside, convex. Strap attachment Steel spiral spring bars. Dial and hands: Dial material 18K gold. Dial finish Silvered hand guilloched vieux panier pattern. Counters with diamond-polished filets. Applied Maltese Cross in 18K pink gold, matte and polished finished, fan-shaped. Hours 9 Roman numerals and 3 square hour symbols applied in 18K pink gold. Hands Hours and minutes: 18K pink gold, matte and p/n-shaped. Counters : Blued steel, polished, fan-shaped.