In 2016, the altarpiece was still affected by the slump in the general environment. One of the trends is that the proportion of classic models and real wear models is higher, and even some Buddha hearts prices that are far lower than the previous market have been released. In addition, some Some of the brand’s models were only made of precious metals in the past. In 2016, they also began to add stainless steel models that will be lowered in price. On the one hand, consumers can get satisfactory functions or beautiful watch shapes. This lowered the threshold for entry and stimulated buying, so even though the economic situation has not yet recovered, watch manufacturers are still actively seeking to expand their customer base.
Quai de l’ Île
Recently, Vacheron Constantin’s new work published by VACHERON CONSTANTIN also keeps up with the aforementioned trend. After a few years, the brand has launched a new Quai de l’Île series. The color versions of the dials are all made of stainless steel, and with the new basic movement 5100 that debuted with Overseas in 2016, it has made the watch fans who were interested in this watch but still wait and see have a great disappointment. Reasons and timing.
Iconic design compatible with history and modern colors
The Quai de l’ Île series is an epoch-making aesthetic interpretation of traditional watchmaking craftsmanship with its contemporary design, unique temperament and distinguished Geneva mark. The name of this series originates from the address of Vacheron Constantin’s main store. It is the symbol of excellence in watchmaking in Geneva, the birthplace of the famous loft artisans in the 19th century, and the center of outstanding craftsmanship. It conveys Vacheron Constantin’s reputation to the world. Located in the heart of Geneva, turning the junction of the Rhone banks into a bustling city center. In order to continue Vacheron Constantin’s consistent spirit of innovation, the Quai de l’ Île series vividly reflects the brand’s unparalleled history of more than 260 years of outstanding technology and aesthetic heritage.
Clear case design
The use of sturdy, comfortable and lightweight stainless steel has made this collection stand out. Polished and satin-finished, the 41-mm-diameter case combines three classic Vacheron Constantin designs: a round bezel, a pillow case, and a barrel-shaped ring. This harmonious ‘overlay combination’ design creates an original aesthetic,
The sanding and modification process shows a light and shadow effect. In order to ensure ideal comfort, the multi-layered lug design adds a touch of dynamics to the case with a transparent bottom cover, highlighting Vacheron Constantin’s classic design and easy to identify.
Self-made movements for daily life
This stainless steel model is equipped with a state-of-the-art automatic winding movement, consisting of 172 parts. The 5100 movement is designed, developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin. It has the functions of hours, minutes, central seconds and date, and a stable vibration frequency of 28,800 times per hour. This movement is designed for those who desire an active and active lifestyle, with strong anti-interference ability, and the dual barrel can ensure a power reserve of more than 60 hours. The automatic disc of the movement uses tungsten (Tungsten), which is a rarely used material in the watchmaking industry, but its hardness and weight can increase the inertia of the automatic disc and ensure the best lifting performance.
Case back at a glance
Through the sapphire crystal case back, the five raised corners decorate the modern Quai de l’ Île decoration style. The 5100 calibre uses extremely detailed sanding and decorating processes-chamfering, polishing, round grain, and Geneva ripples, all of which meet the Geneva Seal certification standards. This new movement strives for perfection in terms of reliability and aesthetic design, and its hand-finished production time is 40% longer than the movement without the Geneva Seal certification.
Multi-level combination creates unique facial dishes
The new Quai de l’ Île stainless steel has a unique multi-layer structured faceplate and is available in two options: a silver or black faceplate with a creamy finish. Consisting of three different areas, the innovative three-dimensional effect, the hour scale made of white luminous material and the Arabic numeral time scale ensure excellent readability. Another unique feature is the replacement of the traditional window-type date indicator with a double-layer date indicator. The structure of the face plate also includes a transparent mineral glass plate with the month date printed on it. Below this glass plate, the date dial mounted on the 5100 movement precisely indicates the date.
The new Quai de l’ Île stainless steel model has a water-resistant depth of 30 meters and comes with two straps-a chestnut brown alligator leather strap and a black rubber strap, and a stainless steel folding clasp.
Quai de l’ Île
4500S / 000A-B195 / Stainless steel material / 5100/1 self-winding movement / hour, minute, second, date display / sapphire crystal, transparent bottom cover / water resistance 30 meters / diameter 41mm
Quai de l’ Île
4500S / 000A-B196 / Stainless steel material / 5100/1 self-winding movement / hour, minute, second, date display / sapphire crystal, transparent bottom cover / waterproof 30 meters / diameter 41mm