Vacheron Constantin - 33155/000R-9588

Historiques Ultra-Fine 1955 Pink Gold / Silver

Brand: Vacheron Constantin
Family: Historiques
Reference: 33155/000R-9588
Name: Historiques Ultra-Fine 1955 Pink Gold / Silver
Produced: 2010
Limited: No

Case

Material: Pink gold
Glass: Sapphire
Back: Open
Shape: Round
Diameter: 36.00 mm
Height: 4.13 mm
W/R: 30.00 m

Dial

Color: Silver
Finish: Guilloche
Indexes: Stick / Dot
Hands: Stick

Price in euro

Description

“Historique Ultra-fine 1955” the world’s thinnest mechanical hand-wound watch measuring just 4.10 mm thick at the time of its release in 2010, is equipped with the mechanical hand-wound 1003 movement. This movement is one the thinnest in the world at just 1.64 mm thick, rebuilt - for its 55th anniversary in 2010 - in 18-carat gold, and bearing the Hallmark of Geneva

Movement

Vacheron Constantin caliber 1003 Basic (hour-minute) handwound movement with 18 jewels and a total of 117 parts. Hallmark of Geneva certified.

Work on its development began in 1952 in L’Ile (the building on the Rhone River ‘island’ that has housed Vacheron Constantin’s historical premises since 1875) and it was presented for the brand bicentenary celebrations in 1955 under the name Calibre 1003.

Its 9-lignes or 21.05 mm diameter and 1.64 mm thickness have made it the world’s smallest mechanical manual-winding movement on the market. By way of comparison, this micromechanical masterpiece composed of 120 parts is about the size of a small Swiss 20-centime coin.

This now legendary calibre (of which the excellence was to be confirmed by the subsequent orders placed by other great names in fine watchmaking) was used to equip three round watches that set a new record as the world’s thinnest watches measuring just 4.54 mm thick

Type:Handwound
Brand:Vacheron Constantin
Caliber:1003
Display:Analog
Diameter:21.10 mm
Jewels:18
Reserve:31 h
Frequency:18000 bph
Time:Hours, Minutes

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