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Sep 9

Vacheron Constantin Quai de l’Ile Watch

        The new Only Watch 2009 event taking place in Monaco, has stirred the world of watch manufacturing this year. All participating brands take this even as a great opportunity to exhibit their most innovative watch models at one of the most popular events in the watch manufacturing industry. The Only Watch 2009 is a charitable event dedicated this year to a disease referred to as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and all the timepieces presented during this even will be sold through auction and consequently, all the funds will be invested in medical research.

        The model proposed by Vacheron Constantin, which was especially created for this event, is called the Quai de l’Ile watch and it’s a watch of rare manufacture as it’s made of tantalum. The tantalum material is not very commonly used in the world of watch manufacturing, which makes of this unique Vacheron Constantin Quai de l’Ile watch a very suitable piece for the Monaco Only Watch 2009 event. All brands try to bring their contribution to the progress of watch manufacturing artistry through their innovative designs that defy tradition.

        Amongst the elements that impress the audiences at the sight of this Vacheron Constantin Quai de l’Ile watch we can mention the uniquely realized blend of materials used for the case. As main ingredients the case of the watch uses tantalum, which due to its solidity requires a diamond cutting process, and palladium, platinum like material used for the components. Another element of interest is the complex dial, a dial that has earned its reputation for supporting the fight against counterfeiting, as it uses a number of security codings. The logo of the Vacheron Constantin brand, the Maltese cross symbol, is there to show the authenticity of this watch and of course, to offer a certain touch of pride to whomever might wear it. The Arabic numerals 12, 3, 6 and 9 are imprinted on the sapphire crystal covering the case, which implies a rather complicated galvanic technique.

        This Vacheron Constantin Quai de l’Ile watch works with the help of an automatic winding caliber, 2460H, generating 28,800 vibrations per hour and enjoying a power reserve of 43 hours. Especially created for participating in this event, this watch bears as an inscription for the limited Monaco 2009 edition the following: “Monaco, September 24th 2009. Hand in hand with the Association Monegasque contre les Myopathies, Vacheron Constantin supports scientific and medical research to provide children with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy a better quality of life”. But this is not the only inscription this watch bears on it. The other distinction is the Geneva Seal hallmark, the highest distinction of quality and value in Haute Horlogerie.

        The case back is made of transparent sapphire crystal, which obviously allows it wearer to admire the movement and other elements specific to the Vacheron Constantin brand.

        A watch of unique design and functionality, the new Vacheron Constantin Quai de l’Ile made a statement of creativity and vision at the Only Watch 2009.

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