For 2014 Vacheron Constantin has decided to put on full display its exceptional talents in the arts of skeletonization and engraving. VC’s Hour Club (for VC owners only) got to see them first, followed by the VC Hour Lounge Forum. And now Perpetuelle readers.
Vacheron Constantin is introducing a number of new “openworked” and engraved watches, all breathtakingly gorgeous. Where to begin except with the photos; really with superlative watches such I will let the images speak for themselves. First I present here the Malte Tourbillon Openworked. The Malte collection utilizes Vacheron’s tonneau-shaped case, and on this watch even the caliber is tonneau shaped.
This tour de force from Vacheron Constantin has a tonneau-shaped caliber, the Calibre 2790 SQ (“SQ” as in squellette, or skeleton), featuring extensive open work, engraving, and also a tourbillon. You can see that the engraving is “geometric”…lots of triangles, squares, angles, pyramids, et al. The amount of time and talent and man-hours involved in watches such as these is astronomical.