The “Atelier Cabinotiers” is a special department in Vacheron Constantin that produces special watches that are commissioned on an individual basis. Over the years, we have seen some really stunning pieces from this department. And this time, Vacheron Constantin has wowed us again with the piece unique Vacheron Constantin Maitre Cabinotier Perpetual Calendar Regulator.
The latest creation by Vacheron Constantin was inspired by the “master-clocks”, in which it was a regulator-type clock in the 17th Century that features a dissociated indication of both the hours and minutes. Back in those days, these “master-clocks” were highly-prized for its legibility, as well as its great precision. These are exactly the same principles that Vacheron Constantin hopes the Maitre Cabinotier Perpetual Calendar Regulator possesses.
As the name suggests, the watch features both the regulator function and the perpetual calendar complication. At the first glance, we thought that the watch looks very clean and legible. This is despite the plethora of indicators that are found on the dial itself. This is probably due to the layout of the various indicators on the dial, in which we thought that it was designed rather beautifully.
On top of that, we reckon that the watch was finished rather exquisitely. One highlight would be its brown opaline dial, in which it features a rather intricate swirling guilloché design scheme. It looks very magnificent, and we believe that the amount of hard work that was put into the hand-guilloché dial was tremendous. We also thought that the 42mm rose gold case, together with the rose gold markers and hands, compliments the dial rather perfectly.
The watch is powered by Vacheron Constantin’s own Caliber 2460 RQP, a self-winding movement that features 334 components. The watch is able to indicate the day of the week, the month, the date, leap years, as well as the moon phases. It also features a power reserve of approximately 40 hours, and it beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour.
Finally, the watch is paired with a matching Mississippiensis alligator leather strap. It is completed with a triple-blade pink gold folding clasp and adorned with a polished half Maltese Cross, in the usual Vacheron Constantin style. Overall, we thought that this is a very elegant and gorgeous timepiece, and it is definitely one of the highlights in this year’s Watches and Wonders. If one is looking to looking to own a customized timepiece, then perhaps we reckon Vacheron Constantin’s “Atelier Cabinotiers” is the way to go.
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