Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Openworked Tourbillon High Jewellery

Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Openworked Tourbillon High Jewellery
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Vacheron Constantin offers a sparkling interpretation of its 2260 SQ calibre – Les Cabinotiers Openworked Tourbillon High Jewellery. The movement components are pared down to the bare minimum and meticulously engraved. Their ingenious positioning leaves ample space to admire the tourbillon and the 14-day power-reserve indicator at 12 o’clock. This technical feat is framed by diamonds set on the white gold case and on the chapter ring punctuated by 12 sapphire hour-markers.

  • Artistic and watchmaking skills within the same one-of-a-kind model
  • Technical prowess of the 2260 calibre with tourbillon and 14-day power reserve
  • Skeletonised and engraved components, gemset case and dial

Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Openworked Tourbillon High Jewellery

Ingenious construction – Les Cabinotiers – Tourbillon Openworked High Jewellery

With this one-of-a-kind Les Cabinotiers – Tourbillon Openworked High Jewellery model, Vacheron Constantin has created an exceptional watch whose appeal stems from a blend of technical prowess and artistic crafts which are given pride of place. A true mechanical composition, the watch impresses first and foremost through the intricate arabesques of its manual-winding 2260 calibre, pared down by means of a skilful skeletonisation process. The aim here is to remove as much material as possible from the movement components, and in particular from the bridges, in order to ensure optimal lightness, yet without ever threatening its reliability and functionality. Each of the 231 components is then hand-finished and in some cases engraved, in order to give more depth to the calibre.

Mainly located in the upper part of the case, the going train of the calibre leaves an almost entirely unobstructed view of the tourbillon, majestically positioned at 6 o’clock. With its carriage shaped like the Vacheron Constantin Maltese cross emblem, this mobile part of the movement appears to be floating on air and exudes a powerful fascination. Ingenious in more ways than one, this construction serves to conceal the four barrels – mounted in coupled pairs and together measuring a total of 22 metres long – which provide the movement with a formidable two-week power reserve. The latter is indicated on a 280° sector, appearing at 12 o’clock along the same axis as the tourbillon and thereby contributing to the aesthetic equilibrium of the model.Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Openworked Tourbillon High Jewellery

Top-flight gem-setting

These mechanical feats are matched by the exquisite gem-setting adorning this High Jewellery model. 46 mm diameter 18K white gold case is admirably set with 238 baguette-cut diamonds on the bezel, lugs and crown. The chapter ring positioned around the dial periphery also consists of a row of 48 baguette-cut diamonds, punctuated by 12 blue sapphire hour-markers. The shade of the sapphires echoes the alligator leather strap, of which the pin buckle and folding clasp are each set with 12 baguette-cut diamonds. Embodying a subtle balance between aesthetics and technicality, this Les Cabinotiers – Openworked Tourbillon High Jewellery watch flaunts a resolutely flamboyant style.Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Openworked Tourbillon High Jewellery

Les Cabinotiers: one-of-a-kind creations

In the Vacheron Constantin universe, Les Cabinotiers represents a department in its own right dedicated to the personalisation of pieces and unique creations. This tradition dates back to the 18th century, a time when master watchmakers were called cabinotiers and worked in ateliers bathed in natural light, known as cabinets and located on the top floors of Geneva’s buildings. In the hands of these learned artisans, open to the new ideas of the Enlightenment, exceptional timepieces were born, inspired by astronomy, mechanical engineering and the arts. This expertise, which constitutes the great Geneva watchmaking tradition, has been flowing through Vacheron Constantin’s veins since 1755.Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Openworked Tourbillon High Jewellery

Summary

Les Cabinotiers – Openworked Tourbillon High Jewellery

With this one-of-a-kind Les Cabinotiers – Openworked Tourbillon High Jewellery model, Vacheron Constantin has created an exceptional watch whose seductive power stems both from technical prowess and the artistic crafts deployed. A true mechanical composition, the watch impresses first and foremost through the intricate arabesques of its 2260 calibre pared down to essentials by skilful skeletonization – a technique that highlights the tourbillon and its Maltese cross-shaped carriage that appears to be floating on air. This manual-winding movement has a 14-day power reserve with an indicator at 12 o’clock, a technical feat achieved thanks to the presence of four barrels mounted in coupled pairs. The expertise demonstrated by the engraver in decorating the components, as well as by the gem setter in adorning the dial and case with 330 baguette-cut diamonds and 12 sapphires, transform this watch embodying the grand tradition of mechanical watchmaking into a veritable work of art.

Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Openworked Tourbillon High Jewellery

Les Cabinotiers Openworked tourbillon High Jewellery Technical Specifications

Reference 89667/000G-B607

Calibre

  • 2260 SQ
  • Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
  • Mechanical manual-winding
  • 29.10 mm diameter, 6.80 mm thick
  • Movement power reserve: approximately 336 hours
  • 2.5 Hz (18,000 vibrations/hour)
  • 231 components
  • 31 jewels
  • Hallmark of Geneva certified timepiece

Indications

  • Hours, minutes
  • Tourbillon with 14 days power reserve

Case

  • 18K white gold
  • 46 mm diameter, 11.80 mm thick
  • Case set with 238 baguette-cut diamonds for a total weight of 8.60 carats
  • Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
  • Crown set with 20 baguette-cut diamonds for a total weight of 0.20 carat

Dial

  • Silvered opaline set with 48 baguette-cut diamonds for a total weight of 0.50 carat
  • 12 hour markers for a total weight of 0.30 carat

Strap

  • Dark blue Mississippiensis alligator leather with alligator leather inner shell, hand-stitched, saddle-finish, large square scales

Clasp

  • Delivered with two buckles
  • 18k white gold folding clasp set with 12 baguette-cut diamonds for a total weight of 0.80 carat
  • 18K white gold buckle set with 12 baguette-cut diamonds for a total weight of 1.10 carats
  • Polished half Maltese cross-shaped

Presentation box & accessory

  • Les Cabinotiers model

Unique timepiece

  • « Pièce unique » and « Les Cabinotiers » engraved on the back of the timepiece
  • Price upon request

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