Vacheron Constantin

Minute Repeater by Vacheron Constantin (Swiss, Founded 1755)
Approximate Cost: 192 180.50 GBP.

Vacheron ConstantinAccording to legend, Vacheron Constantin designed the first minute repeater to enable Emperor Napoleon to check the time on the battlefield without getting shot under torch light.

Using bells of different tones, a minute repeater will ring out hours, quarter hours, and the minutes past since the last quarter hour.

This manually wound Minute Repeater has a sparkling white dial and the 36.5 mm, 18K yellow gold case harbours the mechanical minute repeater.

There is also 34 hours of power reserve to spare.

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5 Responses to Vacheron Constantin

  1. […] Another such complication is the Minute Repeater by Vacheron Constantin — ever rising in popularity. This complication helps by chiming or ‘repeating’ the current time at the push of a button. Using bells of different tones, a minute repeater will ring out hours, quarter hours, and the minutes past since the last quarter hour. […]

  2. Dianne says:

    @Stephen the link says nothing about Vacheron Constantin.

  3. Fred says:

    http://theavidcollector.wordpress.com/2009/01/10/10-extraordinary-2008-purchases-by-apparently-extremely-rich-collectors/
    “A $6.5 million watch was commissioned by a European billionaire for a one-of-a-kind timepiece made by Swiss watchmaker Vacheron Constantin that will make it the world’s most expensive new watch. The timepiece, which could apparently take years to complete, is expected to include the following:

    * Perpetual calendar and leap year
    * Star chart and celestial annual calendar
    * Tourbillon regulator
    * Sunrise and sunset indication
    * Perpetual time equation
    * Phases and age of the moon
    * Substantial power reserve”

  4. Leo says:

    10 Watches More Expensive Than A Ferrari
    Vacheron Tour de l’Ile – $1,250,000
    vacheron timepiece
    Vacheron is the oldest watch manufacturer still in existence since its inception in 1755. 250+ years of history allows them to make watches that eclipse most others. The Tour de l’Ile has tourbillon, two faces, and more complications and parts than even the Breguet Marie Antoinette (hopefully without the beheading) making it the most complicated serial wrist watch ever made. It’s worth JUST shy of a Veyron… unless you buy used.

    Read more: 10 Watches More Expensive Than A Ferrari | Cool Material http://coolmaterial.com/roundup/expensive-watches/#ixzz0oDymGJb3

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