The news about one of a kind pieces for the Only Watch sell off, of which all returns will go to the Monaco Association Against Muscular Dystrophy, is pouring in. Vacheron Constantin has been one of the watch marks that has upheld this esteemed foundation sell off since the absolute starting point, back in 2005. This year they uphold the great motivation once more, with the gift of the Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Mécaniques Ajourées; a watch that exhibits the average metier d’art that the brand is renowned for.
The Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Mécaniques Ajourées, an exceptional watch like any remaining Only Watch passages, includes an etching in the section ring that fills in as the “dial”. Vacheron Constantin previously accomplished something comparable on their 2009 entry for Only Watch, which was an interesting execution of the Quai de L’Ile .
Like the Armin Strom Skeleton Pure that we showed you recently, this Vacheron Constantin is skeletonized, or as VC calls it, ‘openworked’. VC has a long history with openworked developments, and their first totally openworked type goes back to 1924. Anyway when you think back further, the absolute first watch created by Jean-Marc Vacheron, back in 1755, effectively included an openworked and engraved equilibrium cockerel. During the 1960’s Vacheron Constantin began with openworked developments for wristwatches, and bit by bit expanded the complexity, going from time-only developments to minute repeaters, ceaseless schedule, tourbillons and ultra-flimsy development. Simply search in Google pictures for “ vacheron constantin openworked ” and you’ll see a staggering number of openworked and complicated Vacheron timepieces.
Surrounding the dial, or the space where you can typically discover the dial, is a beautiful red finish ring, which suits with the tones utilized for the Only Watch sell off. Vacheron is likely the brand that has the most unmistakable Only Watch highlights in the plan of their Only Watch pièce unique.
The development that has been fastidiously skeletonized AND engraved is the Vacheron Constantin in-house development type 4400. Vacheron utilizations this movement in a few physically twisted watches, similar to the Traditionnelle Small Seconds and the Historiques Americain 1921 . Another accomplishment of type 4400 is that it bears the Geneva Hallmark, a sign of its immaculate quality, finish and standout execution. We clarified everything about the Geneva Hallmark prerequisites, including the new necessities that were added three years prior in 2012; click here to peruse that article .
The openworked rendition of type 4400 is straightforward and shows all pinion wheels, pinions, gems, and obviously the openworked scaffolds and principle plate. Like the Armin Strom that we showed you recently, this is a watchmaking exercise on the wrist, and I can confirm that watching a mechanical development ‘at work’ is super unwinding. Furthermore, for this situation it is likewise exceptionally lowering, in light of the fact that such a show-stopper is wonderment inspiring.
Since we made a reference to the Armin Strom that we showed toward the beginning of today, it’s critical to realize that VC’s development has been openworked by hand! Vastly different from development parts that are skeletonized by a CNC machine. Openworking a development must be finished by gifted specialists and it is a requesting craftsmanship. It includes emptying out the movement parts however much as could reasonably be expected, while being mindful so as not to hinder unbending nature of the development that is fundamental for the development to run smoothly.
The Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Mécaniques Ajourées pièce remarkable for Only Watch 2015 has a white gold case that estimates 40 mm in measurement and 7.50 mm in thickness. Engraved in the edge of the case back is “Unique piece for ONLY WATCH 2015″ and “N°1/1”. When settling on which of the novel pieces you need to offer, individual taste is obviously a vital factor. Anyway additionally keep in mind that this brilliant piece bears the Geneva Hallmark, is carefully openworked and engraved, and saves you the expenses of a watchmaking exercise. What much more significant is that Vacheron Constantin goes the additional mile and adjusts the whole plan to the Only Watch tones and that really connects this watch from multiple points of view to the renowned closeout that will be hung on 7 November in Geneva.