2007 – A limited series engraved with the Russian coat-of-arms
Russia – May 10, 2007 - Marc Guten, Vacheron Constantin’s International Director, and Nicolas Deflers, Director of Vacheron Constantin Russia, presented a Malte Quantième Perpétuel Rétrogradant timepiece, created exclusively for Vacheron Constantin’s Moscow boutique, to a group of Russian collectors. Manufactured in a very limited series of only five pieces in 18K 5N pink gold, this model has two exclusive features:
- An officer back which has been engraved on the outside with the Russian coat-of-arms, with its two-headed eagle. When the back is lifted, the very compact – 11 1/2 lignes for a thickness of 5.05 mm –1126QPR automatic mechanical movement can be admired through a sapphire crystal.
- A black dial whose surface, thanks to the texture of the finishing, absorbs rather than reflects the light and greatly improves legibility of the time. This is indicated by two facetted fan-shaped hands and 18K 5N pink gold applied hour-markers and Roman numerals.
This Perpetual Calendar timepiece also features a retrograde date. At the end of the last day of each month, its hand jumps back instantaneously to the first day of the following month and starts all over again. Well- proportioned with its 39 mm case, its fan-shaped horns and its crown stamped with a stylised version of the Maltese Cross, this timepiece only needs to be set once a century! So it won’t need setting again until 2100!
- The Malte Perpetual Calendar timepiece with its black dial and its officer back with the engraved Russian coat-of-arms
- Marc Guten, Vacheron Constantin’s International Director, presents a special Russian limited series of the Malte Quantième Perpétuel Rétrogradant.