The Vacheron Constantin Maître Cabinotier Retrograde Armillary Tourbillon
Bearing the Hallmark of Geneva, this exquisite timepiece is actually the result of a unique collaboration between three master watchmakers, who created Ref. 57260. They’ve incorporated two complicated features into this watch, specifically the armillary tourbillon and the double retrograde indication.
As such, the Vacheron Constantin Maître Cabinotier Retrograde Armillary Tourbillon benefits from four patent applications and a completely unique look.
Some of you might remember Vacheron Constantin’s 57 complications watch – the most complicated watch ever made. This was the starting point and inspiration for the Maître Cabinotier retrograde armillary tourbillon model, which might be considered a remake of two of the Ref. 57260’s complications.
This timepiece is part of the super select Maître Cabinotier collection, showing off customized work and overall excellence. The case comes in 18kt white gold, measuring 45.7 mm x 20 mm, and you’ll probably notice the sapphires as well, while the 30-meter water resistance might come in handy.
By the way, one of the special complications from this watch is called an armillary tourbillon because it is based on an armillary sphere like the one incorporated in an astronomic clock made by the French clockmaker, Antide Janvier, during the 18th century.
Movement is provided by the Swiss manual-wind Vacheron Constantin in-house caliber 1990, which comes with 45 jewels, 18,000 vph and a power reserve of up to 65 hours, while the dial features 18kt white gold applied hour-markers, painted minute-track and titanium hands.
Last, but not least, a black, hand-stitched, saddle-finished, alligator leather strap – with an 18kt white gold triple-blade folding clasp – will help this watch adorn your wrist. Don’t ask us about the price though…