Vacheron Constantin has recently expanded it's impressive network of boutiques into Moscow and to commemorate the occasion, they have released 4 exclusive watches. The first one is beyond words. I have tried to find a way to describe it and how much I like it, but just can't. It is clearly a dressier watch as indicated by the long, thin hands, plain dial, crocodile leather strap, and white gold case. The case is also relatively small when being compared to most watches nowadays. Coming in at 41mm in diameter, the case is on the larger end of the dress-watch size spectrum, but it retains a low profile since the case is only 7.26mm thick. Turning the watch over reveals the gorgeous in-house VC calibre 1120. This movement, while it is only 2.45mm thick, has a lot of great features in a movement. Although this doesn't matter because there isn't a second hand, the movement does have a beat rate of 19'800BPH. The other specifications of the movement, while they are not all visible, do matter. These include, 36 jewels, a 40-hour power reserve, and 144 components. The guilloché dial is painstakingly patterned by hand, a process that requires a long attention span, lots of patience, and an abundance of skill. The pattern on the dial is inspired by the Kremlin in Moscow, furthering the connection between the watch and city. The strap is accompanied by a polished 18K white gold buckle that bears the appearance of the VC logo (half of a Maltese cross). Each watch will be accompanied by a pair of 18kt white gold cufflinks that match the dial of the watch. As well, the watches are a limited edition of just 30 pieces. Talk about a rare treasure.
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