This complicated Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Symphonia Grande Sonnerie 1860 replica is too as it is the first grand sonnerie Vacheron Constantin has ever made.
A short recap on chiming watches: there are more or less three options. The first is a petite sonnerie which automatically chimes the quarters when they pass (en passent). The second is a minute repeater which chimes the time on demand – you have to push a button to activate it. And the third is the grand sonnerie which is a combination of both; it chimes the hours and quarters when they pass, and it chimes the time on demand. It doesn’t look as astonishing as the Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600, this one is more subtle. Not to say more common, or plain. Which can be a statement, as it’s a miraculous time piece.
This 45-millimeter elegant fake Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Symphonia Grande Sonnerie 1860 has two barrels for its energy. One for the time with a power-reserve of 72 hours and one for the grande sonnerie with a power-reserve of 20 hours. The chiming mechanism can be switched in three positions on the case band; PS for Petite Sonnerie, GS for Grande Sonnerie en SIL for Silent. No chimes at all. The minute repeater can be activated by pushing the button on the crown. Which is 96 strikes a day. Both reserves are indicated individually on the dial.
The in-house developed bi-directional manual-winding movement is composed of 727 parts. A single watchmaker from VC assembles, adjusts, decorates and regulates the entire watch, which takes about 500 hours.
Vacheron Constantin will probably instruct the owner exactly how it works. As it is a one-off. To protect the delicate mechanism the best price Vacheron Constantin replica Les Cabinotiers Symphonia Grande Sonnerie 1860 is full of safety solutions.