Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Malte from Vacheron Constantin

This is another SIHH Novelty from Vacheron Constantin -
Courtesy of Vacheron Constantin

A new white gold watch for men.

The Malte collection for Vacheron Constantin also welcomes an exceptionally understated white gold model displaying the hours, minutes and small seconds at 6 o’clock, and stamped with the prestigious Hallmark of Geneva.

Courtesy of Vacheron Constantin

Above and beyond appearances, creating a pure watch embodying the simplest possible horological expression is an extremely subtle exercise in achieving a perfectly proportioned balance.
This men’s model stemmed from this desire to offer a traditional timepiece of which the simplicity is equalled only by the refinement of its harmonious curves. It appears in an 18K white gold 36.7 x 47.6 mm case. The hour-markers and the Roman numerals at 12 and 6 o’clock, the collection’s signature features, are also crafted from white gold and have been redesigned to hug the new curves of the tonneau case. The hour, minute and small seconds hand are steadily driven by Calibre 4400AS, which may be admired in action through the transparent case-back shaped to match the case. Acknowledged for the meticulous care lavished on ensuring its reliability as well as its exceptional finishing, it bears the Hallmark of Geneva, a symbol of horological expertise and excellence. This new model in the Malte collection is fitted with a black Mississipiensis alligator leather strap secured by a white gold buckle shaped like a half Maltese Cross. 

Reference 82230/000G-9962
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepiece

Calibre 4400 AS
Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin

Mechanical, manual-winding
28.60 mm (12 ’’’ 1/2) diameter
2.80 mm thick
Approximately 65 hours power reserve
4 Hz (28’800 vibrations/hour)
127 components 21 jewels

Hours Minutes
Small seconds at 6 o’clock

18K white gold
36.70 x 47.61 mm, 9.10 mm thick

Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Water-resistance tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx. 30 meters)

Silvered sand-blasted
10 applied b√Ęton-shaped and 2 applied Roman numerals in 18K white gold

Black Mississippiensis alligator leather strap, hand-stitched, saddle-finish, large square scales

18K white gold buckle
Polished half Maltese cross-shaped 

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