The series of four Platinum Purist models by Vacheron Constantin, three of which are in a limited edition, all have the unusual design of the ultra-slim platinum case in common, and the mechanical excellence guaranteed by the name of the Geneva timepiece company. The Patrimony model keeps the dial simple showing only the hour and minute indicators. This is in contrast with the delicate complexity of the “skeletal” working of the movement of the Répétition Minutes Squelette Maîtres Cabinotiers watch. The Malte has an impeccable chronograph with two counters and column-wheel and the fourth, Openface, with a perpetual retrograde calendar, is so-called because the mechanism is clearly visible from the dial side.
CASE: platinum, circular shape, 37 millimetres in diameter.
DIAL: sapphire crystal front and back showing the mechanism, index and stick hands.
MOVEMENT: manual winding movement completely “squelette” worked and visible from dial, thickness of 3.30 millimetres, 18,800 vibrations per hour, 21 jewels.
FUNCTIONS: hours, minutes, acoustic repeater of the hours, quarters and minutes on command.
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