Introducing the Singapore limited edition Malte Tourbillon Openwork with NAC treatment

VC is presenting a 3 piece limited edition of the Malte Tourbillon Openwork with a NAC (N-acetylcysteine) treatement on the plates and bridges.

NAC treatement is in fact a type of black plating (not unlike DLC) but has a deeper black color and is more resistant

Introducing the Singapore limited edition Malte Tourbillon Openwork with NAC treatment

Looks awesome. I believe few years ago, VC introduced a Singapore
02/17/2015 - 12:44

LE Malte Tourbillon, also is some form of black.

I look forward to seeing this new Malte Tourbillon soon. Can't wait.

please go check it out and take photos!
02/17/2015 - 16:04


Will do.
02/18/2015 - 03:58


LOL, good practice
02/17/2015 - 20:17

for a NAC-treated case on next year's Overseas devil

The OS NAC Stream
02/17/2015 - 20:58

I envision Dean's watch being completely NAC treated.  Every piece, every surface.  The Poncoin de Ampersand.

on the contrary
02/17/2015 - 21:40

I like to retain a bit of flash, in the right places.  Our time in the VC design studio has me thinking about swapping in a ss bezel as well.  Any thoughts?


I can only add this..
02/18/2015 - 02:47

I was just in Geneva last week on a group trip for a factory visit. During the collection presentation the regular edition Malte tourby was presented. I had to sit down and just hold the watch. Lay it on my wrist.  I was totally consumed by its beauty.  I loved everything about that watch. Including all th contrasts   Hard to say about ths edition.  But. I will take the regular one in a heartbeat


on another note, I stoppd by the Geneva boutique. The MR,tourby,perp Gray dial was available. First one I saw that was a working piece.  What a sound and what a watch


two live pix to enjoy


I can only add this..


Re: I can only add this..
02/18/2015 - 02:49

Here is second pix. I don't know why it did not upload and the quality of thn upload is not equal to my scan. Sorry. 

 I can only add this..

For th heck of it I took this shot too with my watch
02/18/2015 - 02:51

For th heck of it I took this shot too with my watch

Looks like you had a Fabulous time! :-)
02/18/2015 - 05:10

Wish I was there with you!

It was a fabulous time, Dan
02/18/2015 - 11:35

One more new piece I had never seen in the metal (besides Harmony that is)


It was a fabulous time, Dan


The museum which had so many beautiful chronos from the past was a blast as well

next GTG I will show all the neat things. 



Now THAT is Dual Time!
02/18/2015 - 05:56


I was stupid
02/18/2015 - 11:39

I forgot to set the watches to th same time. I did I wind the tourby, and boy does it wind nice.  I just never thought to make it the same time. Bah!  There are so many nice new things I could have out on four watches at a a time. Is that Quad time?





Re: I was stupid
02/18/2015 - 15:36

Fantastic watches, Joe!

They all look great great on your wrist(s).

Looks like you had a wonderful time. Can't wait to hear all about it.



shame I missed you, didn't know you
02/19/2015 - 13:42

were at VC, would have been great to meet!

I know I asked. It was an arranged tour via AD
02/21/2015 - 01:05

I was hoping you would be at the lunch with JCT


next time




Real cool Alex
02/18/2015 - 05:09

It reminds me of the black nickel Malte Tourbillon (Regulator), whihch I believe was for Singapore as well several years ago?

Is this the first time the VC has ever used NAC?  I'm just wondering if NAC was used on the Mecaniques Gravee novelties that were uses this year?  I remember there was black plating as well in order create color contrast with the engraved portions (which were only 0.2mm in depth).

This is beautiful
02/18/2015 - 15:36

Like Dan, I am interested if there are other NAC pieces, or if this is a completely unique treatment.  It creates a great look.  If you think about the possibilties of having movement parts treated with various finishes, you could have an amazing number of color/finish combinations that create new dimensions to the artwork.

NAC treatment
02/18/2015 - 15:48

Hi Alex,

Very interesting use for NAC. I wonder how someone stumble across its use for treating metal.

It's a phrmacological compound (amino acid derivative), that has antioxidant properties and is a powerful mucolytic agent (used for breaking up mucus).

It's also been used to treat acetominophen (tylenol) toxicity (especially of the liver). It's also been used to treat quite a variety of disorders.

Any idea of the mechanism of action on metal?

Fascinating! Something new every day!


Thanks JB on this info about NAC
02/19/2015 - 03:39

Had no idea about its medical use!

Re: Introducing the Singapore limited edition Malte Tourbillon Openwork with NAC treatment
02/21/2015 - 10:07

THanks Alex for sharing, must be something in real :)