Unveiled 2007, the Platinum Vacheron Constantin Malte Tonneau Tourbillon replica is the first tourbillon model with a platinum carriage bridge from the legendary Swiss watch brand Vacheron Constantin.
The combination of these various aspects gives this one-of-a-kind creation a status of absolute rarity, clearly stemming from the Vacheron Constantin expertise acquired throughout an exceptional heritage built up during over 250 years of uninterrupted experience and expertise.
In addition to the platinum carriage bridge, the case and dial – both discreetly bearing the Pt 950 hallmark – are also in solid platinum. The dial is meticulously grained using a high-tech procedure to achieve a frosted effect that highlights the texture and the luminosity of the precious metal.Finally, the navy blue alligator leather strap hand-sewn with platinum thread, together with its solid platinum pin buckle, subtly echo the colour of the case and dial to create an exquisitely harmonious aesthetic impression.
The extremely complex crafting of this carriage bridge endowed with such a superlative level of finishing represents an extraordinary feat in itself, particularly given the malleability of the metal.The 1790H340R31 PT movement, entirely designed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin, has been the object of exceptional finishing operations that are impossible to perform mechanically, particularly on its bars or lugs.
The “Malte Tourbillon Platinum”, named after the brand emblem, powerfully embodies a symbiosis of contemporary design and technical horology.Reflecting all the signature features of the Malte line by Swiss-made fake Vacheron Constantin, including stepped lugs and fan-shaped hands, its tonneau-shaped case underscores the distinctive and sophisticated nature of a highly technical and precious model.
This work, known as “berçage” or rounding off, consists in perfectly regular filing of the tips of the arms in order to give them a cone-like or semi-cylindrical shape, while carefully marking off the centre and the heels. To complete this operation, the craftsmen smooth the part using stones, buffs, wooden pegs and finishing pastes to achieve perfectly polished rounding off. No less than eleven hours are required to meet the stringent finishing criteria imposed by mens Vacheron Constantin copy watch.