Thursday, 19 April 2012

Something new - VANGARDE

For those of you looking for something a little bit different, VANGARDE has you covered! Available only by direct order, you will not find the VANGARDE at any retail location.
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This is the VANGARDE Calibre V1. The result of over two years of design and planning, there will be only eighty-eight of these pieces made available. A video of the VANGARDE is here:
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The heart beat of VANGARDE's new chronograph is the Calibre V1 - an integrated chronometer grade chronograph, based on the Valjoux 7750.
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Integrated automatic chronograph, chronometer grade. based on mechanical ébauches ETA Valjoux 7750.
Glucydur balance wheel.
Anachron balance spring.
Nivaflex NM mainspring.
Incabloc shock absorber.
29 jewels movement.
48 hour power reserve.
Adjusted in five-positions.

Coloured by black ruthenium plating.
Specific tri-compax plate, skeleton design with hand-finished Geneva stripes.
Specific tri-compax bridge skeleton design with hand-finished straight graining.
Automatic-winding bridge, skeleton design with hand-finished circular graining.
Rhodium-plated escape wheel with hand-finished straight graining.
Rhodium-plated steel mechanical parts, with hand-finished straight graining.
Barrel bridge, skeleton design with hand-finished circular graining.
Rotor, skeleton design with hand-finished Geneva stripes and printed balance.
Skeletonised rhodium-plated gear wheels.
Polished srews.

Machined from solid stainless steel 316 L.
Monobloc caseband (machined movement housing) with brushed and satin finish.
Screw-down back-plate and bezel with polished finish
Screw-down crown with 'Clous de Paris' finish.
Buttons with 'Clous de Paris' finish.
Sapphire bezel with double sided anti-reflective coating (front and back).
Case dimensions: diameter 42 mm, width 13.9 mm.

Movement : See CALIBRE V1

Laser cut, galvanised, black finished with white print.

Skeletonised with Superluminova C1 insert (hour and minute hands).

Hand-made from Louisiana alligator-skin, hand-stitched, black calf leather lining.

316 L stainless steel, double push-button butterfly clasp with polished, satin, 'Clous de Paris' finish.

Price : 4850 euros


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