Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Regulator Perpetual Calendar Jewellery

Directly inspired by the precision clocks used for setting timepieces from the 17th century onwards, this regulator-type watch from the Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers collection is equipped with a perpetual calendar. The sparkling diamonds set on the bezel and the delicate guilloché pattern on its plum-coloured dial lend as subtle radiance to the intuitive reading of this watch.

With its separate displays of the minutes by a central hand and the hours on a dial positioned at 12 o’clock, this timepiece directly refers to the regulator clocks in use from the late 17th century onward for setting watches.

Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Regulator Perpetual Calendar Jewellery
Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Regulator Perpetual Calendar Jewellery

With its perpetual calendar, a mechanism requiring no correction until 2100, this regulator-type watch becomes an exceptional timepiece whose functionality asserts itself with all the characteristic elegance of Vacheron Constantin. The plum-coloured dial, delicately hand-guilloché with a sunray wavy pattern, is exquisitely framed by a corolla of 62 brilliant-cut diamonds (1.40 cts) set on the bezel.

To drive the regulator-type functions of this 42mm-diameter white gold watch and its perpetual calendar indications, Vacheron Constantin has chosen the self-winding 2460 RQP calibre. In keeping with the spirit of historical regulator clocks, the layout of the displays is based on a concern for visual balance. Week and month apertures delicately rimmed in white gold are thus positioned on either side of the hours subdial.

The leap-year cycle appears through a discreet opening in the hours dial, symmetrically aligned with the pointer-type date display at 6 o’clock. Powered by 334 carefully decorated components, the exclusive ‘engine’ of this regulator-type model water-resistant to 30 metres beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and is endowed with an approximately 40-hour power reserve.

The distinction of this timepiece is reflected in a Mississippiensis alligator leather strap whose plum-coloured hue echoes that of dial. Hand-sewn and featuring large square scales, it is secured by a pin buckle shaped like a Maltese cross and adorned with 11 brilliant-cut diamonds (0.78 cts).

Technical details

Model: Les Cabinotiers Regulator perpetual calendar jewellery
Reference 4005C/000G-B552

Movement
Calibre 2460 RQP
Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
Mechanical manual-winding
27.50 mm diameter, 5.84 mm thick
Movement power reserve: approximately 40 hours
4 Hz (28,000 vibrations/hour)
334 components
27 jewels
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepiece

Indications
Off-centered hours and minutes
Perpetual Calendar (day, date, months and leap year)
Moon phases

Case
18K white gold
Bezel set with 62 brilliant-cut diamonds for a total weight of approximately 1.40 carats
42 mm diameter, 11.80 mm thick
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback

Dial
18K gold, hand-guilloché plum-coloured dial with sunray wavy decor
18K white gold moon

Strap
Plum-coloured Mississippiensis alligator leather with alligator leather inner shell, hand-stitched, saddle-finish, large square scales

Buckle
18K white gold pin-buckle set with 11 brilliant-cut diamonds for a total weight of approximately 0.78 carat
Half Maltese cross-shaped

Rarity
Unique timepiece
“Pièce unique” and « Les Cabinotiers » engraved on the back of the timepiece