Vacheron Constantin Malte Tourbillon Collection Excellence Platine Ref. 30130/000P-9876 – A Visual Feast

The Caliber 2795, developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin is a manual-winding movement made out of 169 small intricate components. This 27 jewel masterpiece is a tourbillon and operates at the 2.5 Hz or 18,000 vibrations/hour range. The main springs has approximately 45 hours power reserve.

Taking this beautiful movement, Vacheron Constantin married it into a 950 platinum curving 38 x 48.24 casing. This tonneau-shaped movement perfectly tailored to the case. Hence the birth of a 50 unit production run of the Malte Tourbillon Collection Excellence Platine.

The dial comes in a sandblasted finish with white gold Roman numerals and hour-markers. The mesmerizing tourbillon bearing the seconds hand sits at the 6 o’clock position.

The display case back with the large bridge in the center, gives an impression that the heart of the movement, the toubillon, has its own separate location compared to the rest of the mechanism. Regardless of the actual setup of the Caliber, it is a visual feast.

Whoever has the opportunity to get this watch is a very lucky person.

The New Automatic Mechanical Citizen Watch – Signature Grand Touring

Citizen has launched a new watch which features a self-winding mechanical movement. The Signature Grand Touring Automatic includes three hands and a date. Its unique crown protector system which contributes to the water rating of 200 meters. The series come in a mid-size steel housing with optional PVD treatment and coupled with a steel bracelet or a leather strap.

Citizen Signature Grand Touring NB0070-57E Watch

The movement used is the Miyota 9010 caliber, a 24 jewels self-winding mechanical movement with a power storage of 42 hours and operates at the frequency of 28,800 vph.

Citizen Signature Grand Touring NB0075-11F Watch

The width of the watch is 44 mm with a thickness of 15 mm. The front of the timepiece is protected with a thick sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective coating. The same material is used for the display case back.

Citizen Signature Grand Touring NB0070-06E Watch

The shape appeals to me. Out of the three, I like the Citizen Signature Grand Touring NB0070-06E Watch the most.