some close up scans of VC's latest complicated movement: cal 2253

4 years in the makingwith 457 components, Cal 2253 is one of Vacheron Constantin's most complicated calibers. Shown at SIHH 2010 and housed in the Patrimony Traditionneel Calibre 2253 Collection Excellence Platine, it features the following complications:

- tourbillon
- perpetual calendar
- equation of time
- time of sunrise
- time of sunset
- 2 week power reserve

The EOT and sunrise / sunset times can be calibrated to the location of the owner's choice.


The watch:

some close up scans of VC's latest complicated movement: cal 2253

some close up scans of VC's latest complicated movement: cal 2253

some close up scans of VC's latest complicated movement: cal 2253

some close up scans of VC's latest complicated movement: cal 2253

some close up scans of VC's latest complicated movement: cal 2253

some close up scans of VC's latest complicated movement: cal 2253

some close up scans of VC's latest complicated movement: cal 2253
ooh la la Alex, Thanks - you've just provided me a new desktop!
04/26/2010 - 18:58
This is an amazing calibre! C'est magnifique! BR, Dan
Beautiful Photography not to be missed!!
04/26/2010 - 21:45
Another wonderful presentation. Alex, you keep raising the bar! Don't stop either! Fabulous...... Tony
Stunning Photos
04/26/2010 - 22:29
especially the 3rd and the 5th ones!! Thank you, Alex! Sunch a treat for us "mechanic freaks (chicks ; )"
Just gets better looking every time I see it--that is dangerous! (nt)
04/27/2010 - 01:03
e
A real work of art...
04/27/2010 - 03:13
...I wouldn't mind seeing this caliber inserted into a QdI and being able to enjoy the movement every time I looked at the watch Thanks Alex for the pictures! Francois
Re: some close up scans of VC's latest complicated movement: cal 2253
04/27/2010 - 04:59
What a stunning movement, Alex! The photos are exceptional. Thes et would make an excellent screen-saver ;-) Regards, Joseph
Super watch for super people!
04/27/2010 - 05:34
How heavy is the watch Alex?
I don't have the exact weight but it is pretty heavy (nt)
04/29/2010 - 11:33
e
Oh I always loved to come inside the movements!
04/30/2010 - 12:13
Fantastic pictures and what a movement. 14 days powerreserve, smart to place the scale on the back, instead of on the dial. That's a typical VC thing, all other brands would have put it on the dial for the show. Better with as clean dial as possible and when you have 14 days (!), power reserve it's enough to look at it in the morning, when you strap it on. Here some inside pics of a bit bigger movement. A Victor Kullberg marine chronometer movement  from 126 years back in time! Cheers Doc
Thanks Alex. That is one mighty impressive watch. [nt]
05/02/2010 - 18:25
nt