It's a timepiece that combines 21st century thinking with some of the classic principles in watchmaking. After 260 years, Vacheron Constantin celebrated its anniversary by introducing to the world the Aterlier Cabinotiers Reference 57260 on 17 September.
Taking a total of eight years by three of Vacheron Constantin's Master Watchmakers to produce, the polished 18-carat white gold time teller is the Manufacture's most complicated timepiece to date, packing multiple complications between the two solid silver dials.
Key highlights include the display of the Hebraic perpetual calendar, which is a mix of the Georgian calendar, the Hebrew calendar as well as the solar and lunar months. Joining the complex mix of calendars are five different alarms that you can alternate between by simply clicking on the cleverly concealed alarm button. Choose between three different chimes, a night-time silence feature and an alarm that can be set to various tones. Another highlight of the Reference 57260 are the four representations of moon phases.
Perfectly proportioned with clean lines, and a three position winding crown, the Aterlier Cabinotiers Reference 57260 marks a milestone not only for Vacheron Constantin but also for mechanical watchmaking.