In 2011, Vacheron Constantin launched a new flyback calendar style based on the Quai de l’ Ile watch series. The 43 mm diameter case is equipped with the new Vacheron Constantin 2460 QRA complex precision movement, which will bring the concept of personalized watch design to the extreme.
The new watch uses a self-winding mechanical movement designed, developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin and has a well-known Geneva mark.
We vaguely remember that when the Quai de l’ile series was launched in 2008, it used the most advanced metal-plated ‘safe printing’ technology at the time to create a technological precedent for depicting ‘sun patterns’ on watches.
The new watch’s sun pattern is made of invisible ink, between the 4 o’clock and 5 o’clock positions of the watch, but only visible under ultraviolet light.
What is more worthy of attention is the self-winding 2460QRA mechanical movement that Vacheron Constantin designed, developed and manufactured by itself, as well as the flyback annual calendar display function, and has a well-known Geneva mark.
The movement consists of 326 parts, driving the hours, minutes and small seconds at 9 o’clock, as well as the flyback annual calendar display, the month and a high-precision moon phase profit and loss display that only needs to be adjusted once in 122 years. At the same time, the movement is also equipped with a ‘stop second’ device to ensure that the time can be set accurately.
The annual calendar is one of the most practical functions. Compared with the 31-day calendar display that needs to be adjusted almost every two months, the mechanical program design of the annual calendar can identify and adjust the gap in the number of days, so that it only needs to be special in February every year. Adjust once in case. Although not as ‘smart’ as the costly perpetual calendar function, the relatively simple calendar function has greatly improved its practicality. In addition, Vacheron Constantin displays this function with flyback hands on the new Quai de l’ile watch, making this watch more playable.
The case can be 18K rose gold, 18K white gold, or ‘mix and match’ rose gold and white gold. The strap can also be hand-stitched with a square alligator leather strap or a rubber strap. The colors are black and coffee. For detailed parameters of the mashup watch, please click: 86040 / 000R-I0P2R watch
Combined with certain dial elements, Vacheron Constantin’s Quai de l’ Ile watch series can provide customers with 700 different combinations.
Detailed parameters: please click on Vacheron Constantin’s flyback annual calendar 86040 / 000R-I0P29