Introducing – Vacheron Constantin Malte Tourbillon – Now With Slate Dial, Still With Exceptional Level of Finishing

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The Malte always had a special position in the Vacheron Constantin collection, as using something that tends to disappear nowadays: a shaped case. Indeed, the Malte relies on a certain Art-Deco flair, on a voluntarily outdated style that gives the watch all its charm. But this timepiece is not just a pretty face, as inside the case is an exquisitely finished (to say the least) tourbillon movement. And as of now, its 18k pink gold case can be combined to a dark grey dial, for a warmer look. Here is the Vacheron Constantin Malte Tourbillon Pink Gold Slate Dial.

The Vacheron Constantin Malte is quite of a statement, especially in this tourbillon version, the largest of them all. First of all, it makes a statement by its shape. While vast majority of the watches produced by the Swiss rely on a (very… too) traditional round case, the Malte goes back to an era where everything was permitted – and accepted. The tonneau (barrel) shape of the case refers to the early 20th century, to the era of Art-Deco, when shaping things was trendy, creating a break with the traditional shape of pocket watches. Not only the shape is distinctive, but the size of this tourbillon version makes it also rather present: 38mm large (reasonable) but 48,2mm in height. And such dimensions on a shaped case are a clear statement when worn.

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