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Métiers d’Art Copernicus Celestial Spheres 2460 RT

Vacheron Constantin 2017

ref. 7600U/000G-B212
Men's

Métiers d’Art Copernic Sphères Célestes 2460 RT square

 

 

What more stunning tribute could there be to Nicolaus

Copernicus' heliocentric theory. His De

revolutionibus orbium coelestium,

published in 1543 and later interpreted as a sky map by Andreas Cellarius,

inspired Vacheron Constantin for a timepiece that is as remarkable for its

philosophy as for the meticulous execution of the dial and the mechanism that

brings it to life. The Manufacture has developed a new movement, 2460 RT, that

displays the hours and minutes by peripheral hands, thus creating space for two

complications that are derived from the Copernican system. With the sun at the centre, the earth turns on itself in 24 hours and around the sun in one

tropical year. The watchmakers at Vacheron Constantin have achieved a pinnacle

of precision, as this movement will require correction by a single day after

8,000 years. An eternity! Just enough time to admire the subtleties of the

magnificent Grand Feu enamel dial, the result of one month of craftsmanship and

multiple firings at temperatures up to 850°C.

 

 

Function

  • Function
    Hours, Minutes

Complications

  • Other complication
    See presentation text

Movement

  • Movement name
    2460 RT
  • Energy supply
    Self-winding
  • N° of components
    352
  • N° of jewels
    27
  • Power reserve
    36 hours
  • Vibrations
    28800
  • Form
    Round
  • Height/thickness
    6.70 mm
  • Diameter
    30.00 mm

Case

  • Form
    Round
  • Material
    White gold
  • Height/thickness
    12.90 mm
  • Diameter
    43.00 mm
  • Back
    Sapphire

Dial

  • Material
    Grand Feu enamel
  • Colour
    Yellow / white

Strap

  • Material
    Alligator
  • Colour
    Black
  • Fastening
    Pin buckle

Artistic crafts

  • Type of artistic crafts
    Enamelling, Engraving

Characteristics

  • Certifications
    Poinçon de Genève