In the next 17 minutes Christian Selmoni, Style & Heritage Director of Vacheron Constantin, will present you a one-of-a-kind timepiece. The Les Cabinotiers Grand Complication Split-seconds chronograph – Tempo will only be manufactured one time. Vacheron Constantin proudly introduces one of the most complicated wristwatches ever produced.
• A one-of-a-kind timepiece powered by a new Manufacture calibre with a total of 24 horological complications.
• A double-sided watch, literally reversible thanks to its ingenious strap attachment system.
• “La Musique du Temps®»: an array of one-of-a-kind timepieces produced in Vacheron Constantin’s Les Cabinotiers department as a tribute to the art of music.
• Abbey Road Studios, a partner of the Maison, has recorded an original sound print delivered as a one-off certificate for each «La Musique du Temps®» timepiece.
This one-of-a-kind double-sided timepiece displays the chronograph hours and measurements on the front, along with a perpetual calendar. The back is dedicated to astronomical functions, including indications of solar time, equation of time, sunrise and sunset, day and night duration, as well as the age and phase of the moon. This watch featuring a tourbillon regulator is also equipped with a minute repeater. A total of 24 perfectly legible complications are orchestrated by the new in-house 1,163-part 2756 calibre.
Les Cabinotiers: one-of-a-kind creations
In the Vacheron Constantin universe, Les Cabinotiers represents a department in its own right dedicated to the personalisation of models and to unique creations. This tradition dates back to the 18th century, a time when master watchmakers were called cabinotiers and worked in ateliers bathed in natural light, known as cabinets and located on the top floors of Geneva’s buildings. In the hands of these learned artisans, open to the new ideas of the Enlightenment, exceptional timepieces were born, inspired by astronomy, mechanical engineering and the arts. This expertise, which constitutes the great Geneva watchmaking tradition, has been flowing through Vacheron Constantin’s veins since 1755.
Chiming watches hold a special place within the world of horological complications. For more than two centuries, these complex mechanical devices have been given pride of place by Vacheron Constantin. In 2019, the Maison’s Les Cabinotiers department chose to pay tribute to them through one-of-a-kind models grouped under the theme “La Musique du Temps®». Les Cabinotiers split-seconds chronograph – Tempo is perhaps the crowning embodiment of this approach, with its 24 complications orchestrated by the new in-house 1,163-part 2756 calibre. This one-of-a-kind double-sided model displays the time and chronograph measurements on the front, along with a perpetual calendar. The back is devoted to astronomical functions, including solar time, equation of time, sunrise and sunset times, duration of day and night, age and phases of the moon. This model featuring a tourbillon regulator is also equipped with a minute repeater. This timepiece with its multiple functions and displays represents an authentic horological challenge, both technically and aesthetically.
Off-centre hours and minutes, Minute repeater (hours, quarters and minutes on demand), 2nd time zone / 24H time zone, 30-minute counter chronograph, Split-second chronograph, Perpetual calendar (date, day, month and leap year)
Regulator tourbillon, Retrograde phase and age of the moon , Running equation of time, Sunrise and sunset time, Day / Night length, Power reserve indication
Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin mechanical manual-winding
33.3 mm (14 3⁄4’’’) diameter, 16.35 mm thick Movement power reserve: approximately 65 hours 2.5 Hz (18,800 vibrations/hour)
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepiece