During the previous few weeks, there had been many curiosities from Vacheron Constantin, with for instance, one that was quite intriguing, THE most complicated watch on the planet . At the 2015 Edition of Watches & Wonders, Vacheron Constantin additionally recharge one of their long-lasting custom: bespoke and interesting watches, with the arrival of their Cabinotier assortment . Alongside these energizing oddities, there’s likewise very an downplayed and attentive one, that hides notwithstanding a sublime watch – that can likewise contend to be a specialized ability – the Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Ultra-Thin Minute Repeater, that comes now in platinum.
Everything in this watch is tact and misrepresentation of the truth, beginning from first experience with its genuine look. Aside from the objective used to activate the minute repeater instrument on the left half of the case, the Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Ultra-Thin Minute Repeater Caliber 1731 is basically customary and old style, making it difficult to envision the magnificent development that is covered up into its case. At the point when originally presented in 2013 – in rose gold with an opaline grayish dial – it was breaking two records (it actually does), just like the world’s thinnest minute repeater wristwatch, featuring the world’s thinnest minute repeater development. The Caliber 1731 itself estimates 3.90mm and the watch 8.09mm, two measurements that are now intriguing for an ordinary watch – measurements that obviously set a watch in the ultra-thin class. Obviously, we’re a long way from the 3.65mm of a Piaget Altiplano 900P or the 3.60mm of the new Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra-Thin Squelette . True… yet the explanation is straightforward: it has a minute repeater, an instrument that requires numerous parts (making thick developments) and a huge case to intensify commotion (making cases thick and gigantic). Not here.
The Caliber 1731 is very great, without a doubt. It’s thin (at 3.90mm) however its likewise imaginative, with a nearly silent flying strike lead representative (something that Vacheron Constantin created in 2007 for the ultra-complicated type 2755), with no under 65 hours of force hold (and on account of a ultra-thin watch with an extra repeater work, that’s a ton) and the conventional (and brilliant) completing of Vacheron Constantin: the mainplate is round grained, the mallets are dark cleaned, the scaffolds are designed with a sensitive Côtes de Genève design with sloped and cleaned edges. There are seven extensions enhanced with this brilliant hand-wrapping up, incorporating some with inside points (a tedious work that is remunerated by the Hallmark of Geneva).
For 2015, the Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Ultra-Thin Minute Repeater sees its assortment developed. Just accessible before in rose gold with an opaline grayish dial , it is presently conceivable to have it with the most valuable material conceivable – and absolutely the most flawless, as composed of 95% of valuable metal – with new dials. The platinum versions of the Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Ultra-Thin Minute Repeater are accessible with a white or a dull skate dim dial, making this watch significantly more tactful and downplayed than the gold release – due to the platinum’s chilliness and the extremely delicate shades of the dials. As said, with the exception of the objective at 9 to incite the toll, nothing on this watch truly states for its complexity. The dial essentially shows the hours, minutes and the seconds in an off kilter dial at 7 and no engravings can assist with envisioning what’s inside. Could this be the genuine verification of polish? Absolutely yes.
More insights regarding this watch can be found on the committed page on www.vacheron-constantin.com and on the page devoted to the Watches & Wonders 2015 curiosities, on the Hour-Lounge .
- Hallmark of Geneva confirmed timepieces
- ref. 1731
- Developed and made by Vacheron Constantin
- Mechanical, manual-winding
- 32.8 mm (14”’1/4) breadth, 3.9 mm thick
- Approximately 65 hours of force reserve
- 3Hz (21,600 vibrations/hour)
- 265 components
- 36 jewels
- Hours, minutes
- Small seconds at 8 o’clcok
- Minute repeater
- Platinum 950
- 41 mm width, 8.1 mm thick
- Transparent sapphire precious stone caseback – Not water-resistant
- Slate-hued/silvered opaline, raised outer zone 18K white gold hour-markers and “pearl” minute-track
- Black Mississippiensis crocodile cowhide with gator calfskin inward shell, hand-sewed, saddle-finish, enormous square scales
- Platinum 950 buckle
- Polished half Maltese cross-shaped
- Delivered with an amplifying glass and the resonator of sound “La Musique du Temps” upgrading the sound and the concordance notes of Vacheron Constantin