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Vacheron Constantin Mens Wristwatch
Model 80250.000R.9145
Retail Price  $1,400,000.00
Our Price  $3,950,000.00
 
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Product Details
Item number:   80250/000R-9145
Brand Name:   Vacheron Constantin
Style Number:   80250.000R.9145
Also Called:   80250000R9145, 80250
Series:   Tour de I'lle
Style (Gender):   Mens
Case Material:   18k Rose Gold
Dial Color:   2 dials, both silvered 18k Gold guilloche
Movement:   Mechanical Hand-wound
Engine:   Caliber 2750 (18,000 vph, 38 rubies)
Functions:   Hours, Minutes, Subsidiary Seconds, Repetition (qtr, mins), Tourbillon, Power Res., 2nd Time, Moonphase, Moon Age, Striking Torque, Perpetual Calendar, Equation of Time, Sunrise, Sunset, Sky Chart
Crystal Material:   Sapphire Crystal, glareproof
Case Diameter:   47.0 mm
Case Thickness:   17.8 mm
Caseback:   Sapphire Crystal, Snap-in
Bezel Material:   18k Rose Gold
Bezel Function:   Fixed
Water Resistance:   NOT WATER RESISTANT
Crown Material:   18k Rose Gold, Fluted with VC Logo
Calendar:   Perpetual Calendar (Day, Date, Month, Leap Years), Perpetual Equation of Time, Phases & Ages of Moon
Power Reserve:   58-hour power reserve
Watch Bracelet / Strap Material:   Leather - Deep brown alligator
Watch Clasp Material:   18k Rose Gold Tang Buckle
Max Wrist Size:   8.0 inches
Watch Bracelet Width:   23.0 mm
Additional Info:   Only 7 pieces will ever be made, the last few of which are still being manufactured. However, all pieces, including this one which may be purchased from Gemnation, have been spoken for.

This is the world's most complicated and spectacular wristwatch. The watch consists of 834 individual parts and took over 10,000 hours of design work. The Tour d'Ille won the L'Aiguille d'Or, top honors at the 2005 Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Geneve. The watch also bears the Geneva quality hallmark. It is named for an historical site of Vacheron Constantin located next to the current Maison Vacheron Constantin on the Quai de l'Ile.

The watch bears a secret Signature at 12 o'clock (1755 - 2005). The winding stem has 2 positions. The second time-zone & moon-phase are adjusted using 2 correctors housed along the case. The perpetual calendar is adjusted using 3 correctors housed along the case. The sidereal disc is adjusted using a lockable push-button and crown.

This piece features a one-of-a-kind hand-guilloché motif on the back dial, guaranteeing its authenticity and uniqueness - none of the 7 pieces have the same guilloche pattern.

The bezel is equipped with 2 catches that are used to activate the striking mechanism by rotating to the right. The sky chart correction system is operated by rotating the crown. The caseback features a snap-in design and is of sapphire crystal, glareproofed on the inner face and mounted on a joint. The case is hand polished with fine fluting on the sides of the bezel and case-back. The soldered lugs are unique to the '250th anniversary' collection of wristwatches. The front dial features 18k gold roman numerals and applied hour-markers. The dial also features an 18k gold applied Poinçon de Genève logo. The hour and minute hands are inspired by a 1926 vintage Vacheron & Constantin model. The seconds hand is in 18k pink gold, baton-shaped, and mounted on the tourbillon carriage. The counters are in blued steel. The strap is hand-sewn alligator leather with a silky satin finish and large square scales with a pin buckle in 18k pink gold.

One is immediately aware of the off-center hour and minute hands. These hands complete their revolutions around an inner circle that has its origin at the 12 o'clock position. Instead of a 45-minute marking inside this circle, Vacheron have engraved '250', in deference to the manufactory's historic anniversary in 2005. The complications on the watch are nothing short of spectacular. The tourbillon, front and bottom center strikes the viewer immediately - not only for its unique Maltese cross design, but for its rather oversized presence. Yet it takes nothing away from the majestic and rather elegant dial configuration. The moonphase disc, situated inside an aperture at 3 o'clock, is on a blued disc and hand engraved. The engraving process takes over two weeks to complete. The minute repeater's winding torque is indicated via a blued hand on a circular dial at 1 o'clock. A 24 hour second time zone dial is located at 11 o'clock, and a power reserve crescent dial is located at 9 o'clock. The two repeater sliders are located on either side of the bezel.

The rear dial (in its unique guilloche design) features additional complications. Top and center are the months of the year in a circular dial. To its bottom left, the days-of-the-week subdial. To its bottom right, the date subdial. A tiny aperture at 1 o'clock displays leap-year status. The center dial display illustrates the equation of time. The time for sunrise and sunset are just below at 4 and 8 o'clock. The gorgeous sky chart emanates from a blue dial in an aperture at 6 o'clock. This dial also displays sidereal time as it occurs every 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4.1 seconds.

Words fail the observer when viewing such a masterpiece of horological engineering excellence. Never before have so many complications gone into the manufacture of a single wristwatch. One is left speechless by the audacity of the Vacheron Constantin master watchmakers to have even attempted such a feat. When one hears the quarters and minutes sounded off from the majestically sonorous repeaters, one is forgiven for mistaking the sound for the voice of angels - for a watch as sublime as this surely belongs in the angelic realm.
Warranty:   Watch is supplied with Vacheron Constantin Warranty, Certificates of Authenticity, stunning watch box, other papers and accoutrements. Watch buyer's name will appear on warranty.

* If shown above, Bracelet OR Strap lengths are measured to include the watch case and represent the MAXIMUM possible strap length.

Gemnation provides FREE bracelet resizing before shipment. If you know the size of the wearer's wrist, please let us know in the 'Special Request' section at the time of checkout and we will size the watch appropriately. Removed links WILL BE SENT WITH THE WATCH. Sizing is not an exact science; bracelet links vary in size and removing too many links or too few links may make the fit too small or too big. We therefore cannot guarantee the length of the bracelet or that it will be equivalent to the specified length. As a result, many of our customers take their watches to a QUALIFIED watchmaker to do the sizing with their watch in hand; expect to pay in the region of $5 - $25 for this service.

Watch bracelets that Gemnation resizes are still returnable. Unfortunately if an outside party is utilized to resize the strap, we can no longer accept the watch for return or exchange. Unforeseen circumstances may prevent us from resizing the watch bracelet. If this is the case, we will notify you before shipping the watch. Sizing requests are usually completed within 24-48 hours. If overnight shipping is selected in addition to bracelet sizing, please allow for additional time, or contact us beforehand to provide us with sufficient time to accommodate your request.

Please print our WATCH BRACELET SIZER to assist you with finding the correct bracelet size.


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About Vacheron Constantin
Vacheron traces its history back to 1755 when Jean-Marc Vacheron established his watchmaking firm in Geneva. Francois Constantin joined in 1819 creating Vacheron & Constantin. In 1974, Vacheron & Constantin officially dropped the ampersand from the company name, although its wristwatches had already engraved with the newer title since the 1950s. Among its multitude of watchmaking firsts, Vacheron Constantin invented the winding crown. Today, Vacheron Constantin manufactures superb complications and exquisite wristwatches coveted by even the most discerning collector.


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Shipping,Warranty and Other Information
  • Usually ships within 2-3 business days, after our 24-48 hour credit verification has been performed following order placement. Gemnation ships via FedEx insured second-day air delivery, free. If you have selected expedited shipping or have a specific deadline for receipt, please e-mail us to ensure prompt delivery.
  • Please note, that in order to keep the price of our luxury goods as low as possible, those items costing less than $200, will be shipped promptly via FedEx Ground, generally reaching you within the same period as Second Day Air.
  • 30-day return period; 10% restocking fee on all returned (and unworn) watches.
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  • Packaging and Documentation: This watch is GUARANTEED 100% authentic, has ORIGINAL SERIAL NUMBERS and is shipped in FACTORY-FRESH, BRAND NEW, UNWORN condition with ALL manufacturer documentation and packaging. Package contains watch manufacturer's certificate of authenticity (if such certificate is applicable, and provided by the manufacturer), tags, stickers, boxes, and user manuals .
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  • Engraving: For a modest fee, you may have your watch custom laser-engraved. Add the watch of your choice to the cart and then you will be able to select the text and font for engraving. Learn about our engraving options.
  • We sell luxury timepieces at considerably lower prices than the manufacturers list price. Gemnation is not an Authorized Vacheron Constantin Watch Dealer and is not affiliated with Vacheron Constantin. Authorized dealers are not permitted to discount or sell watches on the Internet. For this reason, we choose not to be authorized watch dealers for many of the brands that we sell. Since we are not authorized dealers for many of the watch manufacturers, we may be unable to ship the original watch manufacturers warranty. In all cases, however, we provide a 2 year Gemnation warranty (active from the date of purchase). If we can supply the original warranty we provide this information in the individual watch description.
  • Warranty: A 2-year warranty is provided by Gemnation.com unless otherwise indicated in the above description. For warranty and servicing purposes, Gemnation utilizes a full-time Swiss-trained watchmaker who is licensed and trained to repair every brand and model of watch that we sell.

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