Ever since its launch 1912, Vacheron Constantin’s tonneau-shaped creations has captivated the imagination of watch enthusiasts the world over. Now the 250-year-old manufacture is giving the beloved vintage pieces a modern update.
Unveiled at an exclusive antique watch exhibition in Shanghai last month, the four new models include the classic Malte Small Seconds, the gem-encrusted Malte Lady, the limited edition Malte 100th Anniversary Edition and the high complication Malte Tourbillon, which is equipped with the 2795 caliber.
Twelve antique Tonneau-shaped timepieces have also been especially flown in from Geneva for the exhibition. Here’s a sampling of a few of the beauties below:
1912 tonneau-shaped watch in 18-carat yellow gold with a silvered dial, houses a 9” 15/12 calibre
1921 tonneau-shaped watch in 18-carat yellow gold, houses a 9” 94 calibre
1968 tonneau-shaped watch in yellow gold, houses a self-winding 1072/1-12” calibre
Malte Small Seconds