It is part of the manufacture’s ultra-exclusive Les Cabinotiers 2019 theme of La Musique du Temps, which presented a number of complex mechanical chiming watches accompanied by a sound print certified by the renowned Abbey Road Studios.
With a grand total of 24 perfectly legible complications orchestrated by the new in-house 1,163-part calibre 2756, Vacheron Constantin’s one-of-a-kind double-sided La Musique du Temps Les Cabinotiers Grand Complication Split-Seconds Chronograph – Tempo is the maison’s most complicated wristwatch yet.
Representing both a phenomenal technical and aesthetic horological triumph, its front displays a perpetual calendar along with the chronograph hours and measurements, while the back is dedicated to astronomical functions, including indications of solar time, equation of time, sunrise and sunset, day and night duration, and age and phase of the moon. In addition to a tourbillon regulator, the gorgeous mechanical marvel is also equipped with a minute repeater. It was the aesthetic options linked to the display that dictated the construction of the calibre.
The result is an exceptional timepiece, whose generous 50mm diameter and 21mm thickness are softened by the curves of its 18k rose gold case. Thanks to the ingenious removable strap attachment system, the watch is easily reversible and can be worn on either side according to the mood of the moment.
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