VACHERON CONSTANTIN - THE ART OF SKELETON DIAL TIMEPIECES - AUGUST 2020 NEWS article hero image

VACHERON CONSTANTIN - THE ART OF SKELETON DIAL TIMEPIECES - AUGUST 2020 NEWS

Only the association of several traditional Fine Watchmaking crafts can give rise to such works of art. The creation of skeleton watches, or the art of playing with transparency and making light dance across gleaming metal to transform a watch movement into an ethereal ballet of openworked bridges and wheel trains, is an art long since mastered by the Manufacture Vacheron Constantin. 

An art that requires for complementary skills: that of the Master Watchmaker to handle the mechanical demands; that of the Master Chamferer to capture the light and reveal the quintessence of the movement; and finally, that of the Master Engraver to sublimate the movement with a décor that gives life to skeleton watches.

Traditionelle Perpetual Calendar Skeleton

Vacheron skeleton dial Vacheron Skeleton Dial

The Malte Skeleton

A perfect balance between sophistication and technical excellence, this 950 platinum watch houses a tourbillon cage inspired by the Maltese cross.

Vacheron Malte Skeleton

Visible from both the dial side and the back, its tonneau-shaped movement is skeletonized and hand-engraved with geometric motifs that reflect the light. Frosted glass enhances the readability of the date; a hand indicates the power reserve between 9 and 10 o’clock.

Vacheron_Malte skeleton

MALTE TOURBILLON SKELETON IN PLATINUM

details

  • Materials: Platinum case, crown and bezel. Mississippiensis alligator (black) leather strap
  • Dial: Maltese cross-shaped tourbillon cage with a hand-finished bar reuiqing no less than 11 hour of work. Hand-engraved skeletonised calier giving light to the movemtn and adding modernity as well as creating a contrast light/shadow thanks to the geometrical patterns
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, tourbillon, power reserve, date, hand-type date, small seconds on tourbillon carriage, off-centered hours and minutes indications
  • Power Source: Manual winding with 45 hours power reserve
  • Diameter: 41.5 x 38mm
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TRADITIONNELLE PERPETUAL CALENDAR SKELETON

details

  • Materials: 18ct rose gold case, crown and bezel. Mississippiensis alligator (dark brown) leather strap. Ardillon buckle pink gold buckle. Transparent caseback, sapphire glass
  • Dial: Skeleton dial with gold-tone dauphine-style shape hands and index hour markers. Minute markers around the outer rim.
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, perpetual calendar, hand-type day of the week, hand-type month, Leap year, month, date, moon phase, hand-type date, 48-month counter with leap year indication, day of the week
  • Power Source: Automatic self-winding with 40 hours power reserve
  • Diameter: 39mm
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TRADITIONNELLE SELF-WINDING ULTRA-THIN SKELETON

details

  • Materials: 18ct white gold case, crown and bezel. Mississippiensis alligator (black) leather strap. Dial: 18ct white gold openworked skeleton dial
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes
  • Power Source: Automatic self-winding with 40 hours power reserve
  • Diameter: 38mm
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