Right after the “Only Watch 2009” charity auction in which Vacheron Constantin’s one-of-a-kind Quai de l’Ile sold for $75,000, Vacheron Constantin announced it was going a step further and would launch an exceptional series of 100 Quai de l’Ile watches to further its support of the fight against the currently incurable Muscular Dystrophy (you can check my original announcement of this here: Vacheron Constantin Goes From 1 to 100 for Charity). The cool thing about these watches was that the case was to be made of 2 very special metals that are rarely seen in watchmaking – tantalum and palladium. Inside the special case would be a mechanical self-winding Vacheron Constantin 2460 movement bearing the prestigious Hallmark of Geneva, and each of the 100 pieces would be numbered and engraved on the back.
Well, just today it seems that Mr. Alex Ghotbi, the esteemed Moderator of Vacheron Constantin’s The Hour Lounge Discussion Forum, got his hands on both of the watches and had time to take several picture. So I thought I would share a few of the pics that he took with you. Mr. Ghotbi did a great job with the pictures! Despite his own side note that the blueish tint of tantalum was difficult to capture in the photos – I must say that the watches look pretty incredible! Check it out:
The Vacheron Constantin Qua de l’Ile for “Only Watch” 2009 (unique piece)
Vacheron Constantin Quai de l’Ile Tantalum Palladium (limited to 100 pieces)