Platinum Malte Chronograph
The Platinum Malte Chronograph Limited Edition, in the Vacheron Constantin collection Excellence Platine
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A MARRIAGE OF COMPLICATION AND PLATINUM PURITY
The excellence of its technique and its purity of line immediately mark the spirit of the Platinum Malte Chronograph. From dial to case to buckle of the wrist strap, the watchmakers at Vacheron Constantin have chosen to express their craft in that most noble of materials – platinum.
Made in the true tradition of Vacheron Constantin, combining complication and a profound heritage of master-watchmaking, it is equipped with a hand-wound mechanical chronograph movement with traditional column-wheel construction and elaborately decorated parts and a rare platinum dial. A true collector’s watch, this piece is made in a limited edition of just 75 pieces.
THE UNIQUE PLATINUM MALTE CHRONOGRAPH
With its pure platinum micro-grain finished dial this piece reflects the eternal quality and uniqueness of its conception. Superbly readable thanks to the clear graphics of its diverse indications – hour circle with minute and second divisions, telemetric scale based on one kilometer, 30-minute totalizer and subdial for the running seconds – all result in comfortable yet immediate legibility.
Along with its hour, minute and second hands in white gold, and chronograph seconds and 30-minute totalizer hands in blued-steel, the dial features six round hour markers and six Arabic numerals in 18K white gold, all preciously protected by a glare-proofed sapphire crystal.
The caliber 1141 is based on the classic Lemania 2320, for almost two decades now. (Updated by Antonio RS)
Technical specifications for the Vacheron Constantin Platinum Malte Chronograph
Caliber: caliber 1141, hand-wound mechanical
Movement thickness: 5,60 mm
Movement diameter: 27 mm, or 12 lines
Indications: hours, minutes and seconds; chronograph seconds hand and 30-minute totalizer
Rate frequency: 18,000 v.p.h.
Movement jeweling: 21
Power reserve: 48 hours
Case: platinum 950, Ø 41,50 mm
Dial: platinum micro-grain finish, center engine-turned by hand
Water resistance: 30 metre (~ 100 feet)
Strap: blue alligator mississipiensis leather
Buckle: platinum 950
Limited edition of 75 examples