Vacheron Constantin celebrates the 100th Anniversary of its tonneau shaped watches in Singapore 14 Sep 2012
thanks to the team at Vacheron Constantin for the invite down to another fine dinner. good dinner companions and conversations, good entertainment and watches... it was simply put... all good :)
press info" On 14 September 2012, Mr David Heng, Managing Director, Vacheron Constantin South-East Asia, hosted a gala dinner where more than 150 highly-valued clients and members of the media in Singapore and Malaysia were specially invited to view the special heritage and contemporary exhibition. The dinner, with themed performances highlighting the tonneau shape history, was held at the Grand Ballroom at Capella Singapore."
sharing my pics from the event and some official pics and press release info too. i had cooled off on tonneau shaped watches for awhile but i must say that the malte pieces presented did look enticing especially the tourby. interestingly enough, at an earlier point of my watch loving journey i did have my eyes set on a royal eagle piece from vc which was tonneau shaped of course... time to start saving again ;)
"Such an exceptional watch deserved an equally exceptional movement, and this model is duly equipped with mechanical hand-wound Calibre 2795, comprising 246 parts, beating at a frequency of 2.5 Hz (18,000 vibrations/hour) and endowed with an almost two-day power reserve.
This new tonneau-shaped movement – making a perfect fit with the case – is entirely developed and crafted within the Manufacture. The tourbillon carriage is inspired by the brand’s signature Maltese cross, and magnificently showcases the exceptional level of finishing of each movement part, including a number of naturally hand-bevelled interior angles.
The rounding off of the tourbillon bar, which always represents a significant technical challenge, calls for over 11 hours of manual work in order to meet the finishing criteria demanded by Vacheron Constantin. Rounding off consists of filing each end of the arms in order to give them a conical or semi-cylindrical shape, while respecting the limits of the centre and the heels. To finalise this operation, the craftsmen rub it down with stones, buffs, wooden pegs and finishing pastes in order to achieve a perfectly polished effect."
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