Vacheron Constantin Presenting Two New Pink Gold Malte Models
While Vacheron Constantin’s focus this year has been on its refreshed Overseas collection, the brand is keeping traditionalists ticking over with two new versions of the Malte
Vacheron Constantin Mens Watch has launched two new models with its tonneau-shaped case, the Malte Tourbillon Openworked and the Malte Moon Phase and Power Reserve.
Vacheron Constantin has been releasing variations of the Malte since 1912 and redesigned the shape in 2012; these new 18ct pink gold iterations are as dandyish as you’d expect.
The tourbillon showcases the Vacheron Constantin caliber 2790 SQ, a manual-winding movement with a 45-hour power reserve that was launched in 2014 in the platinum Tourbillon Openworked. Almost every visible metal surface has been hand-engraved with geometric shapes, both front and back, giving added depth to the layers of bridges.
Complete with Maltese cross-shaped tourbillon (with small seconds on the carriage) at 6 o’clock, the pink gold-coated movement requires 540 man hours to craft from start to finish.
The silver-coloured ring around the edge of the dial has baton-shaped hour markers, with elongated gold Roman numerals at 12 o’clock.
The Moon Phase has a silver toned dial and is marginally smaller than the Tourbillon Openworked, coming in at 36.70 x 48.10 mm and 10.49 mm thick compared to 38 x 48.24 mm and 12.73 mm in thickness.
It’s a beautiful swiss dress watch with the moon phase aperture quirkily positioned at 9 o’clock, just below a sweeping indicator which counts down the 40 hours of power reserve. The aperture is balanced out by the Vacheron Constantin logo which replaces the 3 o’clock hour marker, and there’s a small seconds sub-dial at 6 o’clock.
Inside is the in-house caliber 1410, previously used for the smaller Traditionelle Moon Phase models.
Both the Malte Tourbillon Openworked (£168,050) and the Malte Moon Phase and Power Reserve (£30,000) come in pink gold on a chocolate alligator strap.
Read about Vacheron Constantin’s Overseas World Timer here. For more information on the new Malte models, visit here.