As the ripples caused by all the horology conventions begins to cool down, other brands begin to resurface. Like, Vacheron Constantin that now unveils two new editions for their “Malte” collection. In one instance we have the elegant tourbillon piece for him; while for her they conceived a petite version with grandiose quality.
What immediately stands out from this model line is its Art-Deco style. Some would say it’s outdated, while others would undoubtedly affirm it’s a timeless design. But, looks aren’t your thing, once we pry inside this case the movement does not disappoint. Alas its main complications greets our eyes as soon as we glance at the tourbillon in its midst.
So, the tonneau shaped 38mm case is made of 18k pink gold with a transparent case back. But, in length this case is over 42mm, which makes it quite an eye catcher once placed on the wrist. Other than its unique shape that’s been perfectly executed, there aren’t many more exterior details to acknowledge. Water-resistance on this watch can reach up to 30 meters (96 feet).
Time is exhibited on a slate-colored dial with a sand-blasted finish; plus eleven applied baton-shaped hour index markers and one applied Roman numeral for the 12 o’clock position, all made of 18k pink gold. And the wide tourbillion can be seen in all its glory, on the bottom half of the watches dial, aligned with the 6 o’clock position. There is also a sub-seconds ticking away in the midst, held on by the tourbillon carriage, which if you look closely has been shaped as Vacheron’s emblem. Details like these reveal all the craftsmanship involved in their conception.
Vacheron Constantin Malte Tourbillon
The “Vacheron Constantin Malte Tourbillon” (Ref#: 30130/000R-B289) is powered by a hand-wound mechanical movement, caliber 2795 with 27 jewels, 169 components and 18,000 Vph. Power reserve on this timepiece can last up to 45 hours, when fully wound. Mounted to the watch is a black Mississippiensis alligator leather with alligator inner shell, large square scales, hand-stitched, saddle finish; secured to the wrist by an 18k pink gold folding clasp, with a polished half Maltese cross-shaped. Included with this timepiece is a magnifying glass, to provide a better look at your magnificent acquisition.
Next we encounter the ladies “Vacheron Constantin Malte Small” which aims at femininity and refinement with this timepiece. Even the overall color scheme composed of a white mother-of-pearl dial and a fuchsia-colored strap is clearly a womanly motif. Its pared-down tonneau shaped case comes in 28mm diameter made of 18k pink gold with a transparent case back. Water-resistance on this watch can last up to 30 meters (96 feet).
Time is exhibited on the aforementioned white mother-of-pearl dial with ten applied baton-shaped hour index markers and two Roman numerals for the 6 and 12 o’clock position; all made out of 18k pink gold. There is also a sub-seconds dial with 18k pink gold index markers at the 6 o’clock position. And that’s all it takes to deliver a satisfactory simple watch that promptly fulfills standard horology tasks.
Vacheron Constantin Malte Small
The “Vacheron Constantin Malte Small” (Ref#: 81015/000R-B282) is powered by a hand-wound mechanical movement, caliber 1400 AS, with 20 jewels, 98 components and 28,800 Vph. Power reserve on this watch can last up to 40 hours, when fully wound. Mounted to the watch is a fuchsia-colored Mississippiensis alligator shiny leather strap, with large squares, stitched-tip; secured to the wrist by an 18k pink gold buckle with a polished half Maltese cross-shaped engraving.
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