The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève has awarded the Mechanical Exception Watch Prize to Vacheron Constantin’s Les Cabinotiers Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600. The watch was five years in development and had the involvement of a dedicated master-watchmaker in order to create this exceptional model that pushes the limits of innovation and excellence.

 

This tourbillon watch has a three-week power reserve and features 23 essentially astronomical complications appearing on the front and back dials, providing time read-off in three modes – civil, solar and sidereal, each driven by its own gear train. This model acknowledged by the industry, collectors and connoisseurs for its engineering and its technical sophistication, houses a fully integrated 514-part caliber measuring a mere 8.7 mm thick.

It is truly an honor for a Maison of connoisseurs such as Vacheron Constantin to win this prize for excellence, awarded by a jury also composed of recognised experts and connoisseurs. The Celestia is a model perfectly reflecting our DNA: watchmaking expertise and a profoundly human adventure perpetuated since 1755, along with a spirit of innovation and a consistently forward-driven approach that enables us to continually push technical boundaries.” Louis Ferla, CEO, Vacheron Constantin

 

Pursuing the path traced by Reference 57260, the world’s most complicated watch equipped with 57 complications, which won the Special Jury Prize in 2015, the Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600 is rightly hailed as a bright new star in the Fine Watchmaking firmament.

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