Waltham Vanguard 160th Anniversary Edition, Pocket Watches

For its 160th anniversary, Waltham highlights the multiple facets of its magnificent heritage through a range of unique pocket-watches honouring its origins, its recognised technical expertise, as well as its flair for exquisite artistry. The new models enriching the Vanguard collection in this jubilee year thus enshrine a fascinating blend of brand history, creative design and horological know-how.

These splendid pocket-watches bear eloquent testimony to an age when pulling a watch out of a waistcoat pocket was a measured gesture of refinement that lent a distinctive value to time. In the modern age, when time is more than ever at a premium, they offer discerning connoisseurs the luxury of admiring the intricate workings of the finely crafted mechanisms within, thanks to sapphire crystals on either side that provide stunning views of the movements – such as the skeletonised mechanical hand-wound Piguet-based 8-day calibres in the 160th anniversary collection.

While previous Vanguard creations have been adorned with exquisite hand-engraving or marquetry-work executed by the finest specialists in these demanding fields, the new introductions feature metal etching on the skeletonised part, as well as mother-of-pearl mosaic motifs and sparkling diamond setting. The common denominator between all these craftsmanship techniques lies in the meticulous patience and precision that skilled artisans lavish on creating such unique works of art, and which make an admirable match for the very same qualities characteristic of master-watchmakers.

The 160th anniversary models radiate a distinctly Art Deco feel that is reminiscent of Waltham’s strong ties with this artistic movement, expressed here through a wealth of precious materials and sophisticated techniques.

Technical details

WALTHAM Vanguard – PP60 – 160th Mosaic

Movement: Hand-winding 8-day Piguet 158 modified, hand-skeletonised and decorated
Function: Hours and minutes
Case: 750 (18K) yellow gold, cambered sapphire both sides
Dial: Hand-made Mother-of-peal mosaic on a 750 (18K) yellow gold base, border set with diamonds, 12 baton indexes set with diamonds, metal etching on internal sapphire crystal
Box: Special model available
Other version: 750 (18K) yellow gold case, 750 (18K) yellow gold base dial with hand-made Mother-of-peal mosaic set with diamonds and 12 indexes set with diamonds, metal etching on internal sapphire crystal

WALTHAM Vanguard – PP60_02095YG – 160th Mosaic 2

Movement: Hand-winding 8-day Piguet 158 modified, hand-skeletonised and decorated
Function: Hours and minutes
Case: 750 (18K) yellow gold, cambered sapphire both sides
Dial: Hand-made Mother-of-peal mosaic on a 750 (18K) yellow gold base, 12 indexes set with diamonds, metal etching on internal sapphire crystal
Box: Special model available

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