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, 38.5 millimetres in diameter.
DIAL: double sapphire crystal front and back showing the mechanism, double bored line of retrograde days of the month in chessboard arrangement, days of the weeks, month and cycle of leap years in black on a sapphire crystal disc and highlighted by a white signaller, window for indication of the year in progress.
MOVEMENT: self-winding movement fitted on a plate visible from the dial, 28,800 vibrations per hour, thickness of 5.05 millimetres, 36 jewels.
FUNCTIONS: hours, minutes, perpetual calendar with retrograde indication of the date.
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