by Aminath Ifasa
  • 2 minute read
  • August 25, 2023
Vacheron Constantin and Rolls-Royce Unveil Unique Les Cabinotiers Armillary Tourbillon Watch

A new era of collaboration is on full display as Vacheron Constantin and Rolls-Royce proudly introduce the captivating Les Cabinotiers Armillary Tourbillon watch. This exceptional timepiece, a harmonious convergence of Vacheron Constantin’s horological finesse and Rolls-Royce’s automotive elegance, embodies the shared values of precision, meticulous detailing, and bespoke craftsmanship.

At its heart, the Les Cabinotiers Armillary Tourbillon is an emblem of the artistry that arises from a client’s passion for watchmaking and coachbuilt motor cars. This visionary alliance has given life to a timepiece that masterfully reflects the two brands’ commitment to excellence. A remarkable fusion of Vacheron Constantin’s relentless pursuit of perfection and Rolls-Royce’s dedication to crafting automotive marvels, this watch embodies a symphony of luxury and innovation.

Nods to the intertwined narratives of horology and motoring engineering are found throughout the Les Cabinotiers Armillary Tourbillon. The timepiece, equipped with a bi-axial tourbillon and double retrograde display, resides in a specially crafted holder, a true marvel of engineering prowess. This holder, ingeniously designed by Vacheron Constantin, seamlessly integrates into the dashboard of the Rolls-Royce Amethyst Droptail, perfectly encapsulating the meeting point of precision watchmaking and automobile aesthetics.

However, the collaboration doesn’t merely stop at technical integration; it extends to a shared vision of design. Vacheron Constantin’s artisans and Rolls-Royce’s designers meticulously ensured that the Les Cabinotiers Armillary Tourbillon harmonizes with the interior suite of the Rolls-Royce Amethyst Droptail. This commitment to every detail underscores the collective dedication to luxury and precision that both brands hold dear.

The Les Cabinotiers Armillary Tourbillon takes inspiration from Vacheron Constantin’s exceptional calibre 1990 movement, itself an homage to the storied Reference 57260. Within this watch, elements like the bi-retrograde display and the intricate “armillary” tourbillon serve as nods to traditional motor car speedometers and historical celestial observation instruments. These intricate details serve as a testament to the watch’s embodiment of both artistry and technical innovation, mirroring the essence of both watchmaking and automotive engineering.

The Les Cabinotiers Armillary Tourbillon is more than a watch; it’s a living embodiment of the synergy between two domains, where luxury meets precision, and innovation converges with craftsmanship. As it makes its debut alongside the Rolls-Royce Amethyst Droptail on August 24, 2023, this unique timepiece stands tall as a testament to the boundless creativity that arises when watchmaking and automotive prowess intertwine.

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Images Courtesy of the brands.

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