Vacheron Constantin Creates Special Quai de l’Ile to Benefit Charity

Limited Edition Quai de l’Ile

Following the Only Watch 2009 auction, Vacheron Constantin announced that it is creating a special series of 100 numbered Quai de l’Ile timepieces that will enable the company to donate an additional SFr.100,000 to the Monaco Association against Muscular Dystrophy. The limited edition pieces will feature cases made from tantalum and in palladium, and the watches will be equipped with mechanical self-winding caliber 2460 movements bearing the Hallmark of Geneva.

Each piece will be numbered and engraved on the back, and they will be available at 100 Vacheron Constantin points of sale around the world. About this special series, Juan-Carlos Torres, CEO of Vacheron Constantin, said:

“Driven by a desire to transcend the gift we had made to the auction, we simply asked ourselves how we could open up a new and more lasting channel of funding on behalf of the Monaco Association against Muscular Dystrophy over which Luc Pettavino presides in such a charismatic manner. We have therefore decided to launch the development and production of a special series of 100 numbered watches dedicated to the association, the sale of which will enable us to make a further direct contribution of 100,000 Swiss francs. We sincerely hope this initiative will pave the way for other ideas of a similar nature.”

Limited Edition Quai de l’Ile


Vacheron Constantin Quai de l’Ile
Special series of 100 watches dedicated to the Monaco Association against Muscular Dystrophy
Numbered and engraved case-back
Date self-winding
Ref: 86050/000M-9343

Material: Tantalum (for the sides, bezel and crown) and 950 Palladium
Diameter and height: 41.00 x 50.50 mm,12.90 mm
Strap width: 23.00 mm
Shape and construction: cambered rectangle, modular construction
Back: transparent, sapphire crystal, screwed-down
Finishing: satin-brushed
Crystal: sapphire with anti-reflective coating on under side, convex
Strap fastening: pivot screws; titanium tube spin-bar
Water resistance: 3 Bar, equivalent to a depth of 30 meters

Dial material: sapphire crystal
Finishing: sapphire crystal: galvanic growth of nickel, metallization, laser engraving and inking
Hours: 3,6,9 and 12: galvanic growth of nickel, rhodium layer
1,2,4,5,7,8,10 and 11: engraving and black or white engraving
Material and type of hands: hours and minutes: satin-brushed 18K white gold with white luminescent material
Seconds: satin-brushed pfinodal

2460H410QH, stamped with the Hallmark of Geneva
Rhodium-colored / Rhodium snail-shaped exterior ring
Energy: mechanical, self-winding
Diameter and height: 25.60 mm , 5.70 mm
Number of jewels: 27
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations / hour (4Hz)
Power reserve: approximately 43 hours
Indications: hours, minutes and central seconds
Additional functions: date disc featuring optimal readability

Strap: black hand-stitched, saddle-finish, square-scaled, high-shiny alligator leather
Second strap: black vulcanized rubber
Clasp: palladium, triple-blade folding clasp, polished half Maltese cross.

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