Vacheron Constantin - 47070/000J-9085

Métiers d'Art Tribute To Great Explorers Christopher Columbus Expedition

Brand: Vacheron Constantin
Family: Métiers d'Art
Reference: 47070/000J-9085
Name: Métiers d'Art Tribute To Great Explorers Christopher Columbus Expedition
Produced: 2008
Limited: Yes, 60 units

Case

Material: Yellow gold
Glass: Sapphire
Back: Closed
Shape: Round
Diameter: 40.00 mm
Height: 12.21 mm
W/R: 30.00 m

Dial

Color: Multi-Color
Material: Enamel
Finish: Gloss
Indexes: Arabic Numerals
Hands: Proprietary

Description

The whimsical Christopher Columbus edition of Vacheron Constantin's 'Tribute to Great Explorers' series features a grand feu enamel dial with a map evoking the path of the famous explorer. Time is displayed through a wandering hour display. First introduced in 2007, earlier versions paid tribute to Magellan and Zheng He, while a model for Marco Polo is also available.

Movement

Vacheron Constantin caliber 1126 AT Automatic movement based on JLC 889. Wandering hours similar to Urwerk / Starwheel.

An extraordinary sight, made possible by a no less extraordinary – and of course exclusive – mechanical development under the dial. Building on a tried and tested selfwinding movement, this horological “complication” puts in play a series of truly original devices: broad rotating hour “crown” wheel, positioning fingerpieces and pivoting hour-figure-bearing satellites driven by Maltese crosses reminiscent of Vacheron Constantin’s long-established corporate symbol. Not a few watchmakers would doubtless be stunned at the sight—before applauding so remarkable an accomplishment.

Type:Automatic
Brand:Vacheron Constantin
Caliber:1126 AT
Display:Analog
Diameter:32.80 mm
Jewels:36
Reserve:38 h
Frequency:28800 bph
Time:Minutes, Jumping Hours

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