Vacheron Constantin Malte Collection New Models for Men & Women

In 1912, seeking to make a clean break with the rounded shapes of pocket watches and display a decidedly avant-garde spirit, Vacheron Constantin became one of the first watch manufacturers to offer barrel-shaped or ‘tonneau’ cases.

This shape became iconic right from its first appearance, widely appealing to both men and women. Over the past century, it has come to be associated with the most prestigious horological complications, as notably interpreted in the Malte collection.

This year, Vacheron Constantin presents four new releases enriching the Malte collection: a white gold men’s model and three new mechanical watches dedicated to women.

Vacheron Constantin Malte Three New Mechanical Watches Dedicated to Women

Three pink or white gold models assert their style through an understated approach focused firmly on essentials: reading off time as a daily companion and a night-time confidant. Its slender curves are a celebration of femininity.

The pure, refined and supremely classic lines are imbued with a delightfully modern touch and radiate a particularly sensual aura when accentuated by sparkling diamonds.

Vacheron Contantin Malte Hand-wound Watch for Women white gold case diamond-set

A bezel rimmed with a row of diamonds; a sandblasted silver-toned dial or a face entirely paved with 370 round-cut diamonds totalling approximately 1.20 carats; a pair of slim hands. The Malte small models speak women’s language right the way through to the strap secured by an optionally gem-set half Maltese Cross-shaped pin buckle.

Vacheron Contantin Malte Hand-wound Watch for Women red gold case with diamond-set

The applied gold Roman numerals, as well as the hour and minute hands and the small seconds hand on the non-set version, adopt a slender aesthetic that is discreet, contemporary and exquisitely feminine.

Vacheron Contantin Malte Hand-wound Watch for Women white gold fully paved model

The new Malte small models come in a curving 28.30 x 38.75 mm case making a perfect fit on the daintiest wrists and housing a mechanical hand-wound movement, Calibre 1400.

Developed and crafted by Vacheron Contantin, the latter may be admired through a transparent tonneau-shaped case-back echoing the shape of the case.

Vacheron Contantin Malte Hand-wound movement

A strap in Mississipiensis alligator leather or satin prolongs the feminine appeal of this model right the way through to the diamond-set or non-set half Maltese Cross-shaped pin buckle.

All three models bear the prestigious Hallmark of Geneva.

Technical details

Model: Vacheron Contantin Malte Hand-wound Watch for Women

References
81510/000G-9895
81515/000R-9892
81515/000G-9891
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepieces

Movement
Calibre 1400 / 1400 AS
Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
Mechanical, manual-winding
20.65 mm (9 ’’’) diameter
2.60 mm thick
Approximately 40 hours power reserve
4 Hz (28’800 vibrations/hour)
98 components
20 jewels

Indications
81510: Hours, minutes
81515: Hours, minutes, small seconds at 6 o’clock

Cases
18 K white gold / 18K 5N pink gold
28.30 x 38.70 mm, 7.72 mm thick
Diamond-set bezel (50 round-cut diamonds, total weight of approx. 0.96 carat)
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Water-resistance tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx. 30 meters)

Dials
81510: full paved dial (370 round-cut diamonds, total weight of approx. 1.20 carats), 10 applied bâton-shaped and 2 applied Roman numerals in 18K white gold
81515: silvered sand-blasted, 10 applied bâton-shaped and 2 applied Roman numerals in 18K white gold / 18K 5N pink gold

Straps
81510: grey satin strap, stitched-tip
81515: Blue / warm grey Mississippiensis alligator leather strap, stitched-tip, square scales

Clasp
81510: diamond-set 18K white gold half Maltese cross-shaped buckle (21 round-cut diamonds, total weight of approx. 0.08 carat)
81515: 18K white gold / 18K 5N pink gold polished half Maltese cross-shaped buckle

Vacheron Constantin Malte New White Gold Watch for Men

The Malte collection for Vacheron Constantin also welcomes an exceptionally understated white gold model displaying the hours, minutes and small seconds at 6 o’clock, and stamped with the prestigious Hallmark of Geneva.

Above and beyond appearances, creating a pure watch embodying the simplest possible horological expression is an extremely subtle exercise in achieving a perfectly proportioned balance.

Vacheron Constantin Malte New White Gold Watch for Men

This men’s model stemmed from this desire to offer a traditional timepiece of which the simplicity is equalled only by the refinement of its harmonious curves. It appears in an 18K white gold 36.7 x 47.6 mm case.

Vacheron Constantin Malte New White Gold Hand-wound Watch for Men

The hour-markers and the Roman numerals at 12 and 6 o’clock, the collection’s signature features, are also crafted from white gold and have been redesigned to hug the new curves of the tonneau case. The hour, minute and small seconds hand are steadily driven by Calibre 4400AS, which may be admired in action through the transparent case-back shaped to match the case.

Vacheron Constantin Malte New White Gold Watch for Men

Acknowledged for the meticulous care lavished on ensuring its reliability as well as its exceptional finishing, it bears the Hallmark of Geneva, a symbol of horological expertise and excellence.

This new model in the Malte collection is fitted with a black Mississipiensis alligator leather strap secured by a white gold buckle shaped like a half Maltese Cross.

Technical details

Model: Vacheron Constantin Malte Manual-winding
Reference 82230/000G-9962
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepiece

Movement
Calibre 4400 AS
Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
Mechanical, manual-winding
28.60 mm (12 ’’’ 1/2) diameter
2.80 mm thick
Approximately 65 hours power reserve
4 Hz (28’800 vibrations/hour)
127 components
21 jewels

Indications
Hours
Minutes
Small seconds at 6 o’clock

Case
18K white gold
36.70 x 47.61 mm, 9.10 mm thick
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Water-resistance tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx. 30 meters)

Dial
Silvered sand-blasted
10 applied bâton-shaped and 2 applied Roman numerals in 18K white gold

Strap
Black Mississippiensis alligator leather strap, hand-stitched, saddle-finish, large square scales
Clasp : 18K white gold buckle
Polished half Maltese cross-shaped

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