Vacheron Constantin pays tribute to Beethoven

Just two years after the launch of its first grande sonnerie wristwatch, Les Cabinotiers Symphonia, Vacheron Constantin offers a new version, this time dedicated to Beethoven's Sixth Symphony. The movement used remains unchanged: the 1860 calibre, hand-wound, with a minute repeater and two barrels (one dedicated to the movement and the other to the striking mechanism, with a power reserve of 72 and 70 hours respectively). The dial, decorated with a circular guilloché motif with a wave pattern, features a small seconds counter at 7 o'clock and two power reserve indicators, one at 2 o'clock with a treble clef hand for the striking mechanism and the other at 5 o'clock for the movement. Also starring is the pink gold case, which celebrates the art of hand engraving on the case middle with a motif depicting the score of the 'Pastorale' against a background of olive leaves. The unique sound of the watch, part of the "La Musique du Temps" collection, with which the Geneva-based manufacturer pays tribute to the musical arts, is recorded and certified by Abbey Road Studios, the celebrated London studios that have been partners of the Maison since September last year.