Developing and manually assembling a fully suitable barrel-type movement requires the brand to have outstanding watchmaking skills and skilled watchmaking skills. Assembling a movement on such a lightweight and delicate skeleton structure is the ultimate challenge. Vacheron Constantin used this 2790SQ hand-wound mechanical movement to show the brand’s unparalleled watchmaking skills and became the beating heart of the Maltese series of carved tourbillon watches.
In order to create a perfect balance between the full-function tourbillon and the exquisite hollow structure, the model conception and design of this movement took the best watchmakers and craftsmen for more than 500 hours. In the three-dimensional movement structure, light and shadow at each angle are delicately intertwined with each other, showing a beautiful picture.
Vacheron Constantin designed an original movement architecture based on a triangle, thus deducing the unique hand-carved art. The watchmakers are doing truly amazing work on the surface of this 2790SQ movement. After a series of engravings, sometimes even to the nearest tenth of a millimeter, each movement is assembled from 246 parts.
The 2790SQ movement is tailor-made for its barrel-shaped platinum case, which is the same as the case back. The dial is also made of sapphire crystal. The edge of the dial is surrounded by a gray frame with metal inlay For hour markers, the minute and date scales are printed on the dial, while the power reserve display and second hand scales are engraved and colored. The second hand tourbillon rotates on the Maltese cross at 6 o’clock on the dial.
The Maltese carved tourbillon watch bears the famous Geneva mark. The watch comes with a hand-stitched Mississippi alligator strap with a butterfly buckle made of 950 platinum. (Picture / Text Watch House Xiao Sen)