The Malte has consistently had a unique situation in the Vacheron Constantin assortment, featuring something that seems to have generally vanished these days: a shaped case. Surely, the Malte depends on a specific Art-Deco pizazz, an outdated style that gives the watch all its appeal. Yet, this timepiece is both brains and good looks, inside the case is a stunningly completed (to say the least) tourbillon development. Also, presently, its 18k pink gold case has been combined with a dull dark dial, for a hotter look. Here is the Vacheron Constantin Malte Tourbillon Pink Gold Slate Dial.
The Vacheron Constantin Malte makes quite an assertion, particularly in this tourbillon form, the biggest of all. Most importantly, it catches your eye with its shape. While by far most of the watches created by the Swiss depend on a (very… too) customary round case, the Malte harks back to a period where everything was allowed – and acknowledged. The tonneau (barrel) state of the case alludes to the mid 20th century, to the period of Art-Deco, when molding things was stylish, making a break with the customary state of pocket watches. Not exclusively is the shape unmistakable, however the size of this tourbillon variant makes it additionally rather present: 38mm in width (reasonable) yet 48,2mm long. Also, such measurements on a formed case are a reasonable explanation when worn.
For the 2017 assortment, the Vacheron Constantin Malte Tourbillon embraces another style, along these lines as recent watches dispatched by the brand – and in fact a combination that functions admirably in the metal: a 18k pink gold amalgam for the case combined with a slate-hued dial. Warm, differentiated, yet rich, it offers a marginally unexpected allure in comparison to the white dialed forms and causes it to appear to be a touch more compact as well. The applied Roman records with a huge XII build up the Art-Deco style of the watch. It is combined with a hand-sewed dark Mississippiensis crocodile calfskin tie with gator internal shell.
What doesn’t change in this Vacheron Constantin Malte Tourbillon is the particularly completed development. On the posterior, you can notice pleasantly planned extensions, with numerous interior cleaned anglages (something that must be accomplished via prepared hands and that is profoundly tedious). Meager Geneva stripes, cleaned and inclined screw-heads, chamfered wheels, opened tourbillon bridge… The Hallmark of Geneva is altogether legitimized here.
Finally, there’s the tourbillon itself. It is encased in a Maltese cross-formed carriage (suggestive of Vacheron’s insignia), which is altogether reflect cleaned and again shows numerous inner points (envision the complexity of the completing on a particularly little and sensitive piece). On top, the cross-over scaffold that hold the tourbillon is much more great, with its adjusted profile (a bad dream for polishers). It is in such little subtleties that you can perceive haute-horlogerie.
The physically twisted Caliber 2795 of the Vacheron Constantin Malte Tourbillon comprises 165 pieces, is a sluggish mixer at 2.5Hz and brags 45 hours power save. A little second is connected straightforwardly to the tourbillon carriage and time is given by somewhat off kilter hour and moment hands. Cost ought to be identical to the white dial adaptation, which means EUR 171,200. More subtleties on www.vacheron-constantin.com .
Technical Specifications – Vacheron Constantin Malte Tourbillon
- Case: 38mm width x 48.2mm stature x 12.7 mm thick – 18k pink gold – sapphire precious stone on the two sides – 30m water resistant
- Movement: Caliber 2795, in-house, Hallmark of Geneva – hand-wound – 2.5Hz/18,000vph – 45H force save – hours, minutes, one-minute tourbillon with little seconds
- Strap: hand-sewed dark Mississippiensis crocodile calfskin tie with gator internal shell, 18k pink gold collapsing clasp
- Reference: 30130/000R-B289