Vacheron Constantin introduces the Malte Tourbillon Openworked Gemset
Vacheron Constantin provides its very own solution to a complex equation with its Malte tourbillon openworked model, since this creation sets the stage for such a demanding complication as the tourbillon within an entirely openworked shaped calibre housed within a platinum case featuring a bezel set with baguette-cut diamonds – all entirely developed and crafted within the Manufacture, and also bearing the prestigious Hallmark of Geneva.
Open-working and staging the tonneau-shaped calibre (Calibre 2790 SQ) within an ethereally light architecture while infusing it with a sense of volume and creating striking light and shadow effects presented the ultimate challenge for Vacheron Constantin.
The conception, modelisation and design of this calibre took these masters of their craft over 500 hours of striving to achieve the perfect balance between a fully functional tourbillon mechanism and the transparent openworked aesthetic. Depending on the angle from which the watch is viewed, a subtle interplay of light and shadow is created within the depths of the calibre, accentuated by the three-dimensional effect of the architectural motif stemming from a new approach to hand engraving.