Wednesday November 8th 2017 – The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève has awarded the Mechanical Exception Watch Prize to Vacheron Constantin’s Les Cabinotiers #celestiaastronomicalgrandcomplication3600. Five years of development and the involvement of a dedicated masterwatchmaker were required to create this exceptional model that pushes the limits of innovation and #excellence.
This tourbillon watch with a three-week power reserve features 23 essentially astronomical complications appearing on the front and back dials, providing time read-off in three modes – civil, solar and sidereal – each driven by its own gear train. This model acknowledged by the industry, collectors and connoisseurs for its engineering and its technical sophistication houses a fully integrated 514-part calibre measuring a mere 8.7 mm thick.
In accepting the award during the GPHG prize-giving ceremony, #louisferla, CEO Vacheron Constantin, said: “It is truly an honour for a Maison of connoisseurs such as Vacheron Constantin to win this prize for #excellence, awarded by a jury also composed of recognised experts and connoisseurs. The Celestia is a model perfectly reflecting our DNA: watchmaking expertise and a profoundly human adventure perpetuated since 1755, along with a spirit of innovation and a consistently forward-driven approach that enables us to continually push technical boundaries.”
Pursuing the path traced by Reference 57260 – the world’s most complicated watch equipped with 57 complications – which won the Special Jury Prize in 2015, the #celestiaastronomicalgrandcomplication3600 is a bright new star in the Fine Watchmaking firmament.
A selection of photos from the GPHG prize-giving evening will be available as of November 9th from the Vacheron Constantin Press Lounge.
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