Vacheron Constantin, the Swiss watchmaking maestro with almost 270 years of experience, just dropped the Les Cabinotiers Armillary Tourbillon and it's not just any watch. This timepiece is Vacheron Constantin’s first contemporary timepiece for the automotive world and it’s custom-made to slide into the dashboard of the Rolls-Royce Amethyst Droptail, a work of art on wheels.
This dashboard watch is a singular creation that mixes the exquisite artistry and precision of Vacheron Constantin with the opulent craftsmanship of Rolls-Royce. It is crafted especially for a discerning client who’s not just a fan of fine watchmaking but also has a serious fancy for those swanky coach-built automobiles.
The Les Cabinotiers Armillary Tourbillon has a bi-axial tourbillon and a double retrograde display. Its outer frame gleams with polished steel, while the inner frame gets a sleek laser-textured black PVD coating. And guess where it calls home? A removable holder that's been meticulously crafted by Vacheron Constantin's genius engineers to snugly fit into the Rolls-Royce Amethyst Droptail's dash.
The watch is finished in a gorgeous mauve finish that's in sync with the Rolls-Royce Amethyst Droptail's interior. And when you glance at that sapphire dial, it reveals the full beauty of the movement, including a mainplate with a NAC galvanic coating with a circular satin finish. Flipping it over, you'll find the bridges are precision-cut, hand-bevelled, and decked out with a Côtes de Genève pattern.