Preview SIHH 2014

Vacheron Constantin has just released a preview of one of their new timepieces that will launch at SIHH — the Malte Tourbillon Excellence Platine. It is presented in 38 x 48.24 mm by 12.73 mm thick fully polished 950 platinum tounneau shaped platinum case. Inside is the Geneva Seal in-house caliber 2795 — a manual winding movement that runs at 2.5Hz, has 169 components, 27 of which are jewels, and a power reserve of 45-hours.

Hours and minutes are displayed via central hands, and small seconds are shown via the tourbillon at 6 o’clock. The applied hour markers are in 18K white gold and minutes are marked by black painted indications. The dial is in 950 platinum and has a sandblasted finish.




The Malte Tourbillon comes on a dark blue Mississippiensis alligator leather strap that has been hand-stitched with platinum 950 and silk. The clasp features a triple-blade folding design and is in platinum 950 Polished half Maltese cross-shaped. Water-resistance is 30 meters. Transparent sapphire caseback. (Ref. 30130/000P-9876)

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