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Vacheron Constantin Unveils a New Malte Tourbillon

Vacheron Constantin Unveils a New Malte Tourbillon

April 6, 2017

Embodying a fascinating blend of aesthetic restraint and distinctive personality, the Malte collection by Vacheron Constantin interprets its iconic tonneau shape through a range of contemporary variations. This new tourbillon with a slate-colored dial radiates an imposing and distinguished presence within a curvaceous rose gold case.

The charismatic tonneau (barrel) shape has consistently punctuated Vacheron Constantin’s creative heritage since 1912. At the time, the manufacture played a pioneering role in adopting this daring format, representing a clean break with the traditional shape of pocket watches.

Hugging the wrist to perfection, this distinctive curve is variously expressed through the Malte collection, composed of men’s and ladies’ models that are as understated as they are sophisticated. The Malte aesthetic, reinvented in 2012 and distinguished by harmoniously balanced contemporary lines with pure displays, continues to assert its unique personality that is both classic and original.

The only Hallmark of Geneva certified tonneau-shaped tourbillon model, this paragon of fine watchmaking features a finely curved 38 x 48.2mm case water-resistant to 30 meters and attired in 18-karat rose gold.

Its stylish appearance is accentuated by a finely sand-blasted slate-colored dial punctuated by 11 baton-shaped hour-markers and one Roman numeral made of rose gold. At 6 o’clock, the Maltese cross-shaped tourbillon carriage asserts its character and reveals the exceptional level of finishing performed on each of the movement components. The slightly off-center position of the hours and minutes hands, as well as the low frequency of the movement – 18,000 vibrations per hour – ensure a fine view of the tourbillon bearing the seconds hand.

More than 160 parts compose the tonneau-shaped 2795 caliber, a mechanical hand-wound movement entirely developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin, endowed with a 45-hour power reserve.


Technical Specifications

Reference: 30130/000R-B289

Movement

  • Hand-wound manufacture caliber 2795
  • Approximately 45 hours of power reserve
  • Hallmark of Geneva certified timepiece

Functions

  • Hours, minutes
  • Small seconds on tourbillon carriage
  • Tourbillon

Case

  • 18-karat rose gold
  • 38 x 48.2mm
  • 12.7mm thick
  • Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
  • Water-resistance to 30m

Dial

  • Slate-colored, sand-blasted
  • Painted minute track
  • 11 applied baton-shaped hour markers
  • Applied Roman numeral in rose gold

Strap

  • Hand-stitched Mississippiensis alligator leather

 

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