The latest newcomer to the Vacheron Constantin Quai de l’Ile collection is a brand new stainless steel model with a striking blue dial punctuated by luminescent indications and accompanied by leather and rubber straps. As we've told you here before, the name of this collection stems from the historical site of Vacheron Constantin. The new Quai de l’Ile features a comfortable and light 41 mm diameter stainless steel case that is enhanced with alternating polished and satin-brushed finishes. Combining three iconic shapes from the aesthetic heritage of Vacheron Constantin: a round bezel, a cushion-type case and a tonneau caseband, this harmoniously embedded "shape in shape" design is accentuated by the light playing across the finishes.
The blue dial features a multi-level construction and is teamed with an opaline finish. Composed of three distinct parts, its display with its innovative depth effects ensures remarkable legibility thanks to its hour-markers and Arabic numerals entirely made of white luminescent material. Another distinctive feature is the replacement of the traditional aperture-type date by a two-level date indication. A sapphire disc at the dial center displays the days of the month. The date disc of the in-house calibre 5100 appears beneath this transparent dial and features an indicator which points towards the correct date. Comprising 172 components the automatic movement calibre 5100 is entirely designed, developed and crafted by Vacheron Constantin. Beating at a rate of 28,800 vph and designed for an active lifestyle, this movement features excellent resistance to impacts as well as a comfortable over 60-hour power reserve guaranteed by its twin barrels. Visible through the sapphire crystal case-back, it is distinguished by its modern Quai de l’Ile decor adorned with five raised decorative fillets. The finishing operations that include chamfering, polishing, circular graining and Côtes de Genève are performed in keeping with the finest Geneva watchmaking traditions.
This new stainless steel Quai de l’Ile model is water-resistant to 30 meters and delivered with a blue alligator leather or blue rubber strap with a steel folding clasp.
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