white gold is composed of 75% yellow gold and 25% of an alloy giving it the white color,the 25% being made of 12.5% palladium, 6% copper and 4% silver and about 2.5% nickel then rhodium plated to give the case its chrome like sheen. The disadvantage of rhodium plating is that it is just a plating and wears off with time consequently requireing replating. Vacheron Consrtantin decided to forgo plating on its white gold cases and therefore increase the palladium content of its alloy to 15%. Since January 2007 this has been implemented and progressively all white gold cases will no longer be plated unless the case is gem set.
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Yes, Shangri-La is famous for its buffet!
One of the iconic VC pieces... You are starting to have a really impressive collection of VCs! Wear it in good health!