MINUTE REPEATER TOURBILLON SKY CHART
From the darkness came the light! Pre-SIHH 2019, Vacheron Constantin is exciting all the senses with an exceptional timepiece certified by the Geneva Seal to bewitch the eyes and the ears.
Get ready for a masterpiece! Just a few weeks from the official presentation at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie 2019 in Geneva, the single-piece Minute Repeater Tourbillon Sky Chart has been unveiled. As usual for the Les Cabinotiers collection, Vacheron Constantin has put all its know-how into creating an exceptional collector’s item.
On the dial, a deep black hand-made guilloché pattern displays the gyrating seconds on the tourbillon at 6 o’clock, while the hour and minute hands move around 11 indices made of baguette-cut diamonds. This pure composition is highlighted by 100 sublime, invisibly-set, baguette-cut diamonds on the bezel and lugs.
The majestic, white-gold watch case is 45mm wide and 15.1mm thick. When you turn it over, you see a completely different scene with an engraved sky chart of the northern hemisphere. The Geneva night sky, magnified by the concave case and the sapphire glass, includes an ellipse, the Milky Way, the stars and the constellations, all lit up by a luminous coating. The stars are shown in their exact position at the time when you look at the watch. The night scene turns around once in every 23 hours and 56 minutes, corresponding to sidereal time.
The watch complications, like the minute repeater, are driven by a hand-wound movement made from 413 components and supplying 58 hours of power reserve.
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By Dan Diaconu
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