The watch was officially introduced during the SIHH 2019, but collectors can already enjoy its exceptional attractions and a highly complex calibre.
Once again, the Les Cabinotiers collection gives Vacheron Constantin a chance to combine a mastery of luxury watchmaking and artistic craftsmanship. The phoenix, the symbol of the eternal rebeginning, is displayed on the body of the beautiful watch case. The pattern takes on life and depth through the expert use of bas-relief engraving. Almost 300 hours of work went in to producing the final result. The magnificent 47mm-wide pink-gold case houses an extremely complex hand-wound movement. The calibre 2755 comes with a power reserve of 58 hours and features 15 complications. Like the conductor of an orchestra, it guarantees the smooth running of the Grande Complication Phoenix.
Some of the complications can be seen on the dial. Along with a tourbillon, the perpetual calendar discs display the date, day, week, month and leap years. Other complications are visible through the sapphire glass caseback. Lovers of beautiful sounds will enjoy the minute repeater and the indicator of striking-mechanism torque. Connoisseurs will also be happy to see an equation of time, sidereal hours and minutes, sunrise and sunset, the seasons, the signs of the zodiac, moon age and moon phases all on display.
This unique watch is worn with a brown alligator leather strap with large scales and elegant topstitching. It also comes with a corrector pen and a magnifying glass in a box made of Macassar wood.
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By Dan Diaconu