With SIHH 2019 quick drawing closer, brands are pre-delivering chosen models to spark our interest. Vacheron Constantin has released the principal pictures of two remarkable pieces, Les Cabinotiers Grande Complication Phoenix and Les Cabinotiers Minute Repeater Tourbillon Sky graph, which we will present in a different article. However, until further notice, we should take a gander at the primary model, a complex watch with no less than 15 complications.
The Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Grande Complication Phoenix is a unique creation combining a super complicated development and tribal artworks – “Métiers d’Art” are profoundly instilled in Vacheron Constantin’s practice. The assortment name Les Cabinotiers is a reference to the watchmakers who used to deal with the highest levels of the brand’s notable Geneva building.
The Grande Complication Phoenix packs 15 complications into its sumptuously enlivened pink gold case: minute repeater, tourbillon, ceaseless schedule (date, day of the week, month and jump year sign), power hold sign, condition of time, dusk time, dawn time, sky graph, age and periods of the moon, sidereal hours and minutes, seasons, Zodiac sign, and a striking system force sign. The various signs are shown on either side of the case, on anthracite dials wonderfully blending the pink gold case. The development is made of a stunning 839 sections. It depends on the hand-wound type 2755, working at 2.5Hz and blessed with a 58-hour power hold. Despite the fact that not obvious, the development is done in the typical very good quality style.
This phenomenal development must be encased in an excellent habillage. Estimating an impressive 47mm in breadth, the 18k pink gold case features master, fastidious craftsmanship. It is completely hand-engraved with a phoenix theme. It combines jumped adornment – or bas-alleviation – for the case flanks and barely recognizable difference etching for the bezel and caseback. The brand expresses that 300 hours of fastidious work were expected to completely imprint the case.
Completed with a crocodile tie with a collapsing clasp, the Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Grande Complication Phoenix is a novel piece. Retail cost is upon demand at Vacheron Constantin. For more data, if it’s not too much trouble, visit www.vacheron-constantin.com .