|Name:||Traditionnelle World Time INAH|
|Limited:||Yes, 1 unit|
At the occasion of the SIAR 2013 Gala dinner and auction, orchestrated by Sotheby’s, Vacheron Constantin created a unique Patrimony Traditionelle World Time. On the night of October 2, 2013, the gala dinner Sotheby's SIAR was held at the Casa del Lago, where renowned people of the Mexican society, as well as, domestic and foreign journalists were honored to witness the auction of the unique piece Patrimony Traditionnelle World Time INAH edition. This auction was intended to appeal to all those present to support and promote the recovery of the national heritage of all Mexicans. The proceeds of the auction were donated entirely to the INAH.
This unique piece especially made for the occasion represents the combination of technical skills and aesthetic taste cultivated by Vacheron Constantin. The complications of the World Time with the 37 time zones strengthens the technical excellence and creative spirit that has guided the Maison for more than 250 years. In addition, the dial and oscillating weight of the watch have been customized for this special occasion – still remaining in the spirit of the orginal model.
Vacheron Constantin signed an agreement in 2012 with the National Museum of History "Castillo de Chapultepec" through the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH). This agreement establishes the Maison's commitment to assist in the analysis, survey, diagnosis and possible restoration of the collection of pocket watches, as well as, clocks belonging to the Castillo.
In 2013 with the purpose of strengthening and continuing the commitment to support the preservation of the heritage of all Mexicans, Vacheron Constantin created a unique piece of one of its most iconic models, the Patrimony Traditionnelle World Time.
Eager to make a major new contribution to the history of this complication, the Vacheron Constantin master-watchmakers and engineers have sought to create a mechanical movement capable of indicating not only the full time zones, but also the partial ones, so as to reflect the exact temporal reality in the 37 time zones. A number of countries have indeed adopted a half-hour or quarter-hour difference from UTC, and the Calibre 2460WT by Vacheron Constantin takes account of these specific characteristics. By way of example, it provides the correct time indication for Caracas, since Venezuela decided in 2007 to switch from a full time zone to a half time zone (GMT – 4:30).
The indication of the 37 time zones as proposed by Vacheron Constantin in its Patrimony Traditionnelle World Time is as complete as one could wish for. The display consists of three dials: a sapphire dial with a unique day/night shading; a metal dial with a “Lambert projector” type map; and a metal chapter ring. Beating at a frequency of 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour) and endowed with a 40-hour power reserve, mechanical self-winding Calibre 2460WT drives displays of the hours, minutes, central seconds and World Time. It enables simultaneous read-off of the time in all regions of the world, along with the day/night indication provided by the central world map. All indications are adjusted via the crown, thus considerably simplifying the use of this highly technical watch. In light of these exclusive developments, a patent has been filed for the new Vacheron Constantin Calibre 2460WT bearing the prestigious Hallmark of Geneva.
|Base:||Vacheron Constantin 2460 SC|
|Time:||Minutes, Hours, Seconds, Day / Night Indication, World Time|