The exhibition ‘Voice of Time‧Voice of Inheritance’ exhibited by Vacheron Constantin, a Swiss high-end watch manufacturer, exhibited a series of the most exquisite timepieces in the history of the brand in Taipei, Taiwan. Through the perfect fusion of light, shadow and sound, a melodious period A unique horology tour.
Vacheron Constantin’s ‘Voice of Time ‧ Voice of Inheritance’ exhibition focuses on sharing the beauty of watch art. The exhibition first appeared in Hong Kong’s ‘Watches and Miracles’ in the first Asian Haute Horlogerie exhibition in September 2013, and was subsequently revealed to global buyers and the media at the SIHH Geneva Haute Horlogerie Exhibition in January this year, and received high recognition and attention from the industry. From May 28th to June 7th, 2014, Vacheron Constantin’s ‘Voice of Time‧Voice of Inheritance’ exhibition will move to Taiwan and open to the public for the first time. It will be displayed at Metro Plaza on the 4th floor of Taipei 101 Shopping Center. So far, there are 19 ultra-thin questionnaires, which are designed to bloom across Asia. Since its establishment in 1755, Vacheron Constantin has a long-standing and extraordinary charm in the field of timepieces.
Unique Haute Horlogerie Tour
Vacheron Constantin has long been known throughout the world for its exceptional timepieces. The founder’s grandson, Mr. Jacques Barthelemi Vacheron, was a watch expert who was well-known before taking over the family business in the early 19th century. With the growing reputation of Vacheron Constantin in the field of clocks and watches, the world’s most famous collectors have deliberately commissioned brands to customize exclusive watches for them.
VIPs present at the exhibition will appreciate a rose gold two-pointer pocket watch with a traditional Swiss enamel dial produced by Vacheron Constantin in 1812, and a two-pointer pocket watch with a time jumper and small seconds hand produced in 1827. Both pocket watches showcase the brand’s long history. Each showcase gives VIPs a chance to admire up close the famous collectors’ hot pursuit of mysterious and rare superb and intricate watchmaking techniques.
The advent of twentieth-century watches has prompted watchmakers to devote themselves to technology that can make timekeeping devices more compact to meet customer demand for smaller and thinner cases. This unremitting pursuit of excellence has led to the birth of a series of exquisite and unique watchmaking techniques. For example, in 1955 Vacheron Constantin produced a minute repeater with a movement thickness of only 3.28 mm. Subsequently, other ultra-thin timepieces with many complex performances came out one after another, each showing a pure and exquisite beauty-this can also be fully demonstrated by a fully-engraved movement and a hand-decorated minute repeater on display this time. Reflected.
Perfect symphony of superior craftsmanship
Vacheron Constantin, which lasted four years, combines the slim shape with pure sound quality and aesthetic charm, and the reliability and durability of the Patrimony Contemporaine Calibre 1731 ultra-thin movement watch will also arrive in Taiwan for the first time with this exhibition. This advanced and complex work published at the end of 2013 was paired with a new 1731 movement with a thickness of only 3.90 mm. Although it was slightly thicker than the brand’s 3.28 mm movement in 1955, it is currently the thinnest in the market. Asked about the manual winding movement, Vacheron Constantin overcomes the technical difficulty of assembling and adjusting extremely thin parts.
In addition to its ultra-thin appearance, the movement also has an ingenious device-a centripetal inertial governor, which is different from traditional lever governors: this governor can be completely silent during operation and stabilize the hammer The rate at which the reeds are struck, eliminating the need for sharp and difficult-to-recognize musical scales due to the instability of the strike frequency. The subtlety of the governor is carefully polished and engraved with the brand logo ‘Maltese Cross’.
Sound quality is the key to the success of timepieces. Vacheron Constantin tries to create crisp and pleasant music through various techniques. The gong is not only connected to the center of the case to amplify the sound, but also stacked on top of each other for the first time instead of being arranged one by one; the case and the movement are integrated into one. Good spreading effect.
The Patrimony Contemporaine Calibre 1731 ultra-thin movement minute repeater model conveys the essence of classicism in the ultimate purity. The case combines subtle and complex craftsmanship with the 1731 movement, and set a double record: the thinnest hand The minute repeater watch (8.90 mm) on the winding is embedded with the thinnest minute repeater movement (3.90 mm). The brand chose to place the elegant small eccentric second hand at 8 o’clock, which is the first in the Patrimony Contemporaine series, which makes this watch stand out in a practical and clever way.
The real soul of the watch is that each watch has a unique sound. All the sounds of Vacheron Constantin’s questionnaires will be recorded and carefully preserved before leaving the factory, in order to characterize a ‘sound mark’ in the hall of brand watches. This program not only guarantees that the brand can provide lifetime maintenance for either historical or contemporary works, and that any watch equipped with minute repeater performance can restore its unique sound in the workshop.