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Vacheron Constantin 86050/000d-9343 Complete Details:
A new innovative & contemporary line developed & manufactured in-house by Vacheron Constantin. Named after the companies historical address dating back since 1873-1874.
Palladium Case - brushed/satin finished case with polished finished bezel & lugs. Palladium is a rare metal of the Platinum family, click here to more about this metal.
Composed of 38 individual components.
Darker tinted semi-transparent sapphire crystal dial covering a Rhodium plated movement, giving the dial a grey color.
Laser engraved "VACHERON CONSTANTIN GENEVE" & some of the hour markers (1,2,4,5,7,8,10,11) & "SWISS MADE" all filled with White ink.
Laser engraved Date numbers filled with black ink. Unlike traditional date wheels where the date is printed on a wheel & the wheel turns each day, the Quai de l'Ile date numbers are engraved & on the dial crystal - there is a separate contrasting solid colored plate that moves beneath the date & creates a contrasting background to the current date.
Some laser engraved text without filler.
12,3,6 & 9 Arabic numeral hour markers & the Maltese Cross Logo are applied to the dial by a complex & time consuming process called "Galvanic growth of nickel" which begins with the deposit of base materials on the sapphire crystal & then the build-up of metallic-nickel is done according the desired shapes (in this case the 12,3,6,9 & the Maltese Cross). Once the process is finished the nickle plating is polished & colored in Rhodium or Rose Gold according the desired finish.
A process called "Metallization" is sprayed onto the surface of the dial with a fine deposit of white gold to form micro-text around the date numbers. The micro-text is a translated extract from a letter sent from Italy by François Constantin in July 1819 to his friend & associate Mr. Jaques-Barthélémy Vacheron:
"With your able assistance, I promise you that we will make as much from watchmaking as all the commercial travellers together.... I assure you that we will be strong: our watchmaking is highly esteemed here, by continuing to do better if possible and that is always possible."
The dial also feature a small "sun" design which is also produces my the "Metallization process". The "sun design is inspired by the clock on the Tour de l’Ile in Place Bel-Air, in the Saint-Gervais district of Geneva. At one time, all the watchmakers on the square set their watches and clocks by it.
Finally "Security Transparent Film" is stuck to the underside of both the crystal protecting the dial & the crystal on the bottom through which the movement is visible. The "Security Transparent Film" has micro-characters, uses security inks & has UV markings using invisible ink which is only visible under UV light.
On the dial side, the security transparent film has a pattern of concentric lines representing the spiral of time. These also serve as a seconds track. These lines/rays are printed alternately with light grey and sepia (reddish/brownish) ink or with light grey and white ink - depending on the model.
On the movement side, the security transparent film has a pattern of hundreds of Maltese Crosses and concentric circles. Depending on the version, it is printed with white or black ink.
Passport - each watch comes with a real passport identifying the exact model number, case number & movement serial number. The Passport is also the Certificate of Authenticity & contains the service card (which is filled in by the VC watchmaker when the time for service is necessary). The Passport incorporates security elements against forgery such as
UV marking in invisible ink: The pattern on the cover is printed in invisible ink and can only be seen with a UV lamp (black light).
Line engraving and offset printing with highly technical security inks.
Optical Variable Ink: The sun representing the Tour de l’Ile is in OVI, an ink that changes color with the angle of the document.
Hot stamping silvered: Thermal printing of silver ink on paper.
Latent image: Image that is visible depending on the angle of the document.
Laser perforation: For printing the passport’s unique number.
Micro-printing: Printing of micro-texts on different pages of the passport: “Since 1755, Vacheron Constantin has been creating exceptional and precious watches that combine tradition, the finest craftsman ship innovation.”
Transvision: Two incomplete images are printed on either side of a page and brought together using transparency.
Each watch comes with an additional matching rubber strap & deployant buckle.
USB Key: The USB is packed with useful information such as An interactive tool available in 11 languages, a word of introduction from the CEO, Watch instructions, Watch data sheet, A “Did you know…” list on the characteristics of the watch, Press photos and animated sequences, Limited international guarantee, Passport details, Step-by-step description of the complete service & much more...
The watch comes in the newly designed box with a built in window - so that the watch is viewable even though the watch is boxed.
Comes with a more compact & practical travel pouch.
VC Caliber 2460QH rhodium (light colored) finish. Beats at 28,800 vph, contains 27 jewels & has an approximate Power Reserve of 43 hours.