Who needs rolex replica attention after BaselWorld? Apparently, Vacheron Constantin has felt a little ignored in the wake of the past few weeks and is now making sure to enjoy the full attention of the watch-loving world once again. Shortly after the dust settled after Baselworld 2016, they returned to it by announcing the Vacheron Constantin Maître Cabinotier Retrograde Armillary Tourbillon, a sequel - or rather, a little brother, if you will - to the most complicated watch ever made, the Vacheron. Constantin Reference 57260 we wrote about here.
You will probably remember the 57260 - if you don't, I invite you to read our full explanation at the link above - a one-of-a-kind piece that Vacheron's in-house skunkworks (which for some reason they prefer to call not that, but "Cabinotier") developed on special order. Although its price is unclear, Vacheron Constantin says it took 8 years to develop the 57260 - and since, on average, developing a new movement costs around 1 million francs a year, even if you're as good at math as they are, you'll see that it only makes sense for them to try and amortize those replica watches development costs by releasing more and more new pieces based on it.
The Vacheron Constantin Maître Cabinotier Retrograde Armillary Tourbillon is the first of this spin-off line and, therefore, is also the first wristwatch built at least in part on the foundations of the 57260. The interesting thing to see here is what happens when you take a relatively speaking, limitless construction of a pocket watch - the 57260 was 98mm wide and 50.55mm thick - and try to squeeze some into a wristwatch.
Unsurprisingly, this new piece raises not all, but two of the 57260's new complications: the armillary tourbillon and the bi-retrograde indication system. The reason for the strange name of the tourbillon is that the tourbillon mechanism is visually reminiscent of the armillary sphere, a scientific instrument that comprises interdependent spheres. The armillary tourbillon inside the Vacillon Constantin Maître Cabinotier Retrograde Armillary Tourbillon has been replica watches uk scaled down to a simple double-axis from the three-axis version of the 57260. However, it remains a trademark visual feat: once every 15 seconds, the cages stand standing a position where they reveal the company's Maltese cross logo - and this time, you can see it through the dial, caseback and sides of the case, as it was hidden in the bowels of the 57260 double dial.
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