This watch is an openwork version of the already gorgeous Malte retrograde Perpetual calendar launched in 2002.
The case is in platinum while the top plate is in rose gold. This watch features an unusual retrograde checkerboard indicator for the date and transparent subdials indicating day of the week, month and leap-year cycle flagged by white rotating pallets. the current year is shown complete in the calendar aperture at 6 o’clock.
Launched at SIHH 2006 this watch recieved best design award from Dutch watch magazine Horloges in June 2007.
You can love it or hate it but you have to give credit to VC for having the courage to walk out of treaded traditional and classical paths that it's name, reputation and history may anchor it to.