During SIHH 2013, Vacheron Constantin unveiled new ladies watch models from its Malte collection.
In 1912, an era of innovation and progress, Vacheron Constantin decided to make a break from the round case for watches and became one of the first watch manufacturers to produce the tonneau case. It became a fashion emblem as soon as it appeared, appealing to men as well as to the female gender.
During the century it would play host to some of the most impressive watchmaking complications, notably in the Malte collection. The Malte collection comprises only watches in this iconic shape.
Today it adds another chapter to its century of history with new creations for women. Curvaceous and poised, it becomes an ideal celebration of feminine grace. Its clean and refined lines, demure in spirit, exude sensuality in a display of diamonds.
Three models dressed in pink or white gold focus on the appreciation of time, a loyal companion by day and a trusted confidante at night.
In these models, the diamonds that highlight the curves of the case (50 round-cut diamonds, approx. 0.96 carat) frame a paved tonneau of diamonds in the centre of the brushed silver-toned dial (140 baguette-cut diamonds, approx. 9.50 carats).
Applied gold Roman numerals and the hands for the minutes and the hours radiate feminine charm in a discreet yet thoroughly modern style.
The new Malte Lady comes in a case measuring 28.30 x 38.75 mm, curved to hold the most delicate wrist, and which houses the calibre 1202 quartz movement.
A leather strap from Alligator mississippiensis or a satin band makes a ladylike connection to the buckle in the shape of a half Maltese cross, which can be plain or set with diamonds.