Vacheron Constantin Quai de l’Ile

Vacheron Constantin Quai de l’Ile

Following on from the ONLY WATCH 2009 auction held in Monaco yesterday evening, during which the one-off model from Vacheron Constantin went for the sum of 50,000 Euros, and with a view to providing a more lasting financial contribution to the Monaco Association against Muscular Dystrophy, Vacheron Constantin has decided to launch a special series of 100 numbered watches dedicated to this cause and which will enable the watch company to donate the additional sum of 100,000 Swiss francs

Deeply touched by the charismatic approach of Luc Pettavino and loyal to its historical tradition of generosity, Vacheron Constantin quite naturally sought to pave the way for a more lasting means of funding for the Monaco Association against Muscular Dystrophy, in addition to the Only Watch auction that takes place every two years.

The Geneva-based manufacturer has therefore decided to launch an exceptional series of 100 Quai de l’Ile watches with a case made in tantalum and in palladium; equipped with the mechanical self-winding 2460 movement bearing the prestigious Hallmark of Geneva; numbered and engraved on the back; and specifically dedicated to this noble cause. Stemming directly from the development of the one-of-a-kind model created for the auction, they will soon be available from the 100 Vacheron Constantin points of sale around the globe that already offer the exclusive Quai de l’Ile collection.

This initiative will enable Vacheron Constantin to make a donation of 100,000 Swiss francs directly to the Monaco Association against Muscular Dystrophy (corresponding to 1,000 CHF per watch sold). It also provides a concrete means, above and beyond the proceeds from the sale of the one-off model donated by Vacheron Constantin to ONLY WATCH 2009, of supporting this worthy cause and the scientists who are daily working to find treatment for children affected by this still incurable disease.

Juan-Carlos Torres, CEO of Vacheron Constantin, commented: “Driven by a desire to transcend the gift we had made to the auction, we simply asked ourselves how we could open up a new and more lasting channel of funding on behalf of the Monaco Association against Muscular Dystrophy over which Luc Pettavino presides in such a charismatic manner. We have therefore decided to launch the development and production of a special series of 100 numbered watches dedicated to the association, the sale of which will enable us to make a further direct contribution of 100,000 Swiss francs. We sincerely hope this initiative will pave the way for other ideas of a similar nature.”

Technical specifications

Vacheron Constantin Quai de l’Ile
Special series of 100 watches dedicated to the Monaco Association against Muscular Dystrophy
Numbered and engraved case-back
Date self-winding
Ref: 86050/000M-9343

CASE
Material: Tantalum (for the sides, bezel and crown) and 950 Palladium
Diameter and height: 41.00 x 50.50 mm,12.90 mm
Strap width: 23.00 mm
Shape and construction: cambered rectangle, modular construction
Back: transparent, sapphire crystal, screwed-down
Finishing: satin-brushed
Crystal: sapphire with anti-reflective coating on under side, convex
Strap fastening: pivot screws; titanium tube spin-bar
Water resistance: 3 Bar, equivalent to a depth of 30 meters

DIAL AND HANDS
Dial material: sapphire crystal
Finishing: ° sapphire crystal: galvanic growth of nickel, metallization, laser engraving and inking
Hours: 3,6,9 and 12: galvanic growth of nickel, rhodium layer
1,2,4,5,7,8,10 and 11: engraving and black or white engraving
Material and type of hands: hours and minutes: satin-brushed 18K white gold with white luminescent material
Seconds: satin-brushed pfinodal

MOVEMENT
2460H410QH, stamped with the Hallmark of Geneva
Rhodium-coloured / Rhodium snail-shaped exterior ring
Energy: mechanical, self-winding
Diameter and height: 25.60 mm , 5.70 mm
Number of jewels: 27
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations / hour (4Hz)
Power reserve: approximately 43 hours
Indications: hours, minutes and central seconds
Additional functions: date disc featuring optimal readability

OTHER ELEMENTS
Strap: black hand-stitched, saddle-finish, square-scaled, high-shiny alligator leather
Second strap: black vulcanised rubber
Clasp: palladium, triple-blade folding clasp, polished half Maltese cross.