Vacheron Constantin‘s contemporary Quai de l’Ile collection (first launched in 2008) will get an upgrade in 2011 with this new and nice looking Retrograde Annual Calendar model. Like alll in the Quai de l’Ile collection, this model is customizable in up to 700 potential variations (see video below for more details). Overall, the watch looks good overall and the quality will be impeccable as one would expect from Vacheron. The day function on the right-side of the dial does seem a bit ‘crowded’, though. Price will probably be somewhere near $40,000, depending upon customization options chosen. Available sometime in 2011!
Vacheron Constantin Quai de l’Ile Annual Calendar
43mm pink or white gold case, annual calendar (requires adjustment just 1x per year to account for February), Vacheron Calibre 2460 QRA (new movement), delivered with two straps: one in black or brown alligator leather, and the other in black or brown rubber (with matching gold folding clasp)
Live shot, courtesy of the Hour Lounge
Video Overview of the Quai de l’Ile Collection
My only other *minor* complaint about this watch is its hard-to-pronounce name, at least for a non-French speaking American such as myself! How about you…can you say “Quai de l’Ile” with confidence?!