The Malte Collection by Vacheron Constantin, distinguished by its tonneau-shaped models, has always given pride of place to an array of horological complication, encompassing regulator, tourbillon, dual time-zone, moon-phase, power-reserve, chronograph, open-worked movement versions.
A showcase of the expertise cultivated within the Manufacture, it has been enriched over the years with models that are exceptional in terms of their technical nature as well as their particularly sophisticated architecture.
The Malte collection is now welcoming an exceptionally understated model displaying the hours, minutes and small seconds, which for horological purists represents one of the most demanding stylistic exercises.
The Malte small seconds is a traditional timepiece featuring a simplicity equalled only by the refinement of its harmonious curves. It comes in an 18K pink gold case measuring 36.7 x 47.6 mm.
The hour-markers and the 12 and 6 o’clock Roman numerals, also in pink gold, have been redesigned so as to smoothly follow the new curve that has been given to the tonneau-shaped case. The hour and minute hands, as well as the small seconds at 6 o’clock, are all driven by the Vacheron Constantin 4400 AS movement.
Acknowledged for the care devoted to ensuring its reliability and for its exceptional level of finishing, it bears the Hallmark of Geneva, the symbol of horological expertise and excellence.
The new Malte small seconds model is fitted with a strap in brown Mississippiensis alligator leather, complete with a Malte cross-shaped pink gold buckle.
The Malte small seconds also meets the new Hallmark of Geneva criteria – an independent certification of origin as well as a label honouring the technical and aesthetic mastery of Fine Watchmaking expertise.
Model: Vacheron Constantin Malte Small Seconds Watch in Pink Gold
Stamped with the Hallmark of Geneva
Caliber 4400 AS – developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
Energy : Mechanical, manual-winding
Movement diameter : 28.60 mm (12’’’1/2)
Movement thickness : 2.80 mm
Jewels : 21
Number of components : 106
Frequency : 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)
Power reserve : Approximately 65 hours
Indications : Hours, minutes and small seconds at 6 o’clock
18K 5N pink gold
36.70 x 47.61 mm
9.10 mm thick
Water resistance : Tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approximately 30 meters)
10 applied Bâton-shaped and 2 applied Roman numeral hour-markers in 18K 5N pink gold
Brown Mississippiensis alligator, large square scales, hand-stitched, saddle-finish
18K 5N pink gold buckle
Polished half Maltese cross