The Quarter Millennium of Vacheron Co...

Geneva, Apr 03, 2005

LOT 249

?Tour de I?lle Antiquorum? Vacheron Constantin, Genève, ?Tour de I?lle?, Pièce Unique. Made to mark the occasion of the Quarter Millennium of Vacheron Constantin in 2005. Exceptional and unique, astronomical and astrological, double-face, 18K pink gold (5N) gentleman?s minute repeating wristwatch with perpetual calendar and leap year, ?Sirius? star chart, celestial annual calendar, visible one-minute tourbillon regulator, sunrise and sunset indication, perpetual equation of time, phases and age of the moon, 58-hour power reserve, second time zone, day-night indication, couple de sonnerie and black guilloché dials.

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C. three-body, round, bezels with serrated edge, rounded band, curved sloped ?250 ans? lugs, anti-reflectivesapphire crystals. The front bezel revolves to activate the minute repeat.Dials:- Recto; solid gold, black, ?250 ans? guilloché, applied pink gold faceted baton indexes, off-center minutetrack, subsidiary dial for the second time zone in 24 hours with day-night indication, moon phase aperturewith lunar age scale, couple de sonnerie and 58-hour power reserve sectors and aperture with seconds trackto view the revolving one-minute tourbillon. Pink gold ?éventail? hands, applied pink gold Seal of Geneva.- Verso; solid gold, black, ?250 ans? guilloché, subsidiary dials for the day, date and month, leap year aper-tureand equation of time sector arranged in the upper half of the dial, in the lower half the ?Sirius? star chart,celestial annual calendar and sunrise and sunset sectors. Pink gold ?éventail? hands.Movement: Cal. 2750, stamped with the Seal of Geneva, rhodium plated, ?fausses-cotes? decoration, 834 com-ponents,38 jewels, lateral lever escapement, one-minute tourbillon regulator, the carriage in the form of the?Maltese Cross?, free-sprung monometallic balance with a frequency of 2,5Hz, (18,000A/h) shock-absorber, self-compensatingBreguet balance-spring, repeating on gongs via revolving bezel, two-position winding and settingsystem, adjustment for second time zone, moon phases, and perpetual calendar via five pushpieces in the band,adjustment for sidereal disc by the crown and a lockable pushbutton on the band at 8.Dimensions: diameter 47 mm, thickness 17.8 mm.

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?Tour de I?lle? The name ?Tour de l?Ile? refers to the place, in Geneva?s Saint Gervais quarter, where the workshops of Vacheron Constantin were located for approximately 200 years. Befitting their position as master watchmakers, Vacheron Constantin have created the most complicated wristwatch ever made in series production. It comprises a total of 16 complications arranged over two dials. This ultra-compli-cated wristwatch is made up of 834 components and represents a ?tour de force? in the world of haute horlogerie, with a total of over 10,000 hours going into the research and development of the movement. This masterpiece has been created in a series of seven pieces to mark the Quarter Millennium of Vacheron Constantin. The present watch is the only one in this limited edition to have a black dial. Vacheron Constantin have created this ?pièce unique? for this sale and have guaranteed that no other example of this watch will bear a black dial, marking it as truly outstanding within this exclusive series of exceptional watches.