Vacheron Constantin - 47070/000J-9086
Métiers d'Art Tribute To Great Explorers Marco Polo Expedition
|Name:||Métiers d'Art Tribute To Great Explorers Marco Polo Expedition|
|Limited:||Yes, 60 units|
The whimsical Marco Polo edition of Vacheron Constantin's 'Tribute to Great Explorers' series features a grand feu enamel dial with a map evoking the silk road 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 Christiopher Columbus is also available.
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.
|Time:||Minutes, Jumping Hours|