REACHING FOR INFINITY…
Once again the manufacture center stages its outstanding multifaceted artistry with this extremely technically-sophisticated creation showcasing majestic stylistic simplicity.
Ad Astra per Aspera. Through hardships to the stars. This Latin expression is a perfect fit for Vacheron Constantin’s Dual Moon Grande Complication, which features a minute repeater, perpetual calendar, precision moon phases as well as a celestial chart. All these elements come to life inside a 46mm-diameter, 17.10 mm-thick white gold case. Face-side, the dial highlights a striking satellite display in the center. The scenography adorned with a celestial dome is embraced by an hour chapter along with three semi-circular segments where the day, the date and the month can be read. A discreet aperture specifies if the year is a leap year. No adjustment is required before 2100. On the other side of this elegant composition, constellations are unveiled in a star-studded sky. Sidereal time used by astronomers to calculate the meridian of the stars is read over 24 hours whilst the tourbillon in its Maltese cross-shaped carriage breathes life into this scenescape thanks to its constant one-minute rotations.
The eleven complications are accurately driven by the elaborate 2755 TMRCC QP caliber, assembled using 774 components. This hand-wound movement, beating at a rhythm of 18,000 vibrations an hour, delivers a power reserve of around 58 hours. The superlative quality of the watch craftsmanship and finishes has been honored with Poinçon de Genève (Geneva Seal) certification. The inclusion of the minute repeater chiming the hours, the quarters and the minutes on demand makes this exceptional timepiece unique in more ways than one.