Malte Launches Two Shining New Works In Malta

In 1912, in that aggressive era, Vacheron Constantin completely broke the usual circular design style of the case and became one of the first watch manufacturers to adopt a barrel-type case design. With the innovative spirit of advancing with the times, this charming watch model has attracted countless gentlemen and ladies once it was launched. This iconic design is used in all Malte’s Malta collections, and this time the collection introduces two new high-end jewellery styles, pavé-cut diamonds and engraved with the distinguished Geneva mark.
   In order to further enrich the existing Malte fine jewelry series, Vacheron Constantin this time launched a version of full pavé baguette diamond bracelet, to pay tribute to the most precious arts and crafts aesthetics. Through the use of full-hand covert mosaic technology, the diamond shines extremely brightly, lighting the time display.
   At present, there are only a few jewelry setters in the world who are proficient in hidden diamond setting technology. The gold base is completely hidden under the diamond. All diamonds are supported by orbits, which can form a light field, but no setting marks can be seen, which can release the beautiful light to the extreme. Vacheron Constantin chose to apply this challenge to all types of (specially shaped) timepieces. Although they have curved contours, they still have sharp edges and well-organized lines, which is a huge challenge to diamond setting technology. In order to overcome the problem of diamond setting, from designers to jewelry setters, watchmakers to jewellers, they must work closely together to fully demonstrate their outstanding skills under the common idea of ​​surpassing themselves.
   Jewelry cutting craftsmen need to cut each diamond individually to the nearest micron to ensure that the jewelry inlayer can seamlessly fit the diamond into its pre-designed position. In order to achieve absolute precision, craftsmen need to work more than 100 hours on each timepiece to create such a perfect diamond mosaic composition.
   Because the gold case is completely hidden under the gemstone, the entire timepiece is a sculpture made of diamonds. Whether it’s the lugs, bezel, case, dial, bracelet, or crown with the iconic Maltese cross, every detail shines brightly.
   Since Vacheron Constantin always blends aesthetic design with complex craftsmanship, the timepieces in this series are engraved with the distinguished Geneva seal certification.
Malte Tourbillon Jewellery
   Only a superb movement is worth matching with this precious watch engraved with the Geneva Seal. The 2795 manual-winding mechanical movement is composed of 169 parts and has a power reserve of about two days. It has the same noble temperament as this timepiece and has become one of its exclusive movements. This barrel-shaped tourbillon movement — entirely developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin — is perfectly embedded in a 38 x 48.24 mm case with a transparent sapphire crystal case back.
   With a total weight of approximately 46.6 carats, 1,170 baguette-cut diamonds sparkle this original masterpiece. The stunning high-jewellery gold bracelet features a hidden jewellery setting with a total of 764 baguette-cut diamonds weighing approximately 28.7 carats and a gold folding clasp. The dial is specially designed with diamonds. All the diamonds are arranged radially with the gemstone in the center of the tourbillon frame as the origin, highlighting its importance and showing its charming appearance. The eccentric hours and minutes show enough space for the Maltese cross-shaped tourbillon. The tourbillon frame perfectly demonstrates the extreme decoration technology of each part of the movement, including a large number of purely chamfered inner corners.
   The process of the tourbillon bridge is often very technically challenging. It takes more than 12 hours to build it by hand to meet Vacheron Constantin’s strict grinding standards. The modification process consists of two steps. First, the left and right parts of the cross-bridge are filed into cones or semi-cylindrical shapes, and the center and root parts are carefully divided. Finally, grinding tools such as grindstone, asbestos cloth, wooden sander and polishing paste are used for repeated grinding to achieve the perfect polishing effect.
   To pay tribute to traditional watchmaking, Vacheron Constantin set a low vibration frequency of 2.5 Hz (18,000 vibrations per hour) for the 2795 movement, so that the wearer can observe and appreciate the stable operation of the entire mechanical system .
Malte fine jewelry small model
   The curvaceous appearance, beautiful lines and slim shape make Malte’s fine jewelry models exude feminine femininity. The pure and exquisite lines are elegant and elegant, but not to distort the modern atmosphere. Against the background of 742 diamonds weighing about 28.90 carats, it presents a full range of sensory temptation. The 126 diamonds arranged in a radial pattern give the dial a radiant charm. Looking at the axis along the hour and minute hands, people’s eyes are naturally drawn to the center of the timepiece.
   This brand-new work uses hidden mosaic technology and is engraved with the Geneva Seal certification. The case size is 29.30 x 39.60 mm, which is perfect for women’s slim wrists. The 1400 manual-winding mechanical movement, independently developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin, is clearly visible through the transparent barrel-shaped bottom cover that perfectly matches the appearance of the case. The gold bracelet is pavé-set with 494 baguette-cut diamonds and set with a diamond-set buckle, which highlights the elegance and charm unique to women.
Technical specifications
Malte Tourbillon Jewellery

Model 30630 / S22G-9899
Certified by the Geneva Seal
Caliber 2795
Vacheron Constantin independently develops and manufactures
Manual winding mechanical movement
Dimensions: 27.37 x 29.3 mm (12¼ x 12¾ francs), thickness 6.1 millimeters
Meter
Power reserve approx. 45 hours
Vibration frequency 2.5 Hz (18,000 vibrations per hour)
169 parts
27 gems
Display function hours, minutes
Small seconds on tourbillon frame at 6 o’clock
Tourbillon
Case 18K white gold pavé diamond, hidden setting (228 baguette-cut diamonds)
Crown with diamonds (4 baguette-cut diamonds)
Dimensions: 38 x 48.24 mm, thickness 13.4 mm
Transparent sapphire crystal case back
Water resistance tested at 3 bar (approx. 30 m)
Dial 18K white gold pavé diamonds, concealed setting (174 baguette-cut diamonds)
Bracelet and buckle 18K white gold pavé diamonds, concealed setting (764 baguette-cut diamonds)
18K White Gold Folding Clasp
Accessories with a magnifying glass
1,170 baguette-cut diamonds totaling approximately 46.8 carats
Malte fine jewelry small model
Model 81611 / S23G-B007
Certified by the Geneva Seal
Movement 1400
Vacheron Constantin independently develops and manufactures
Manual winding mechanical movement
Dimensions: 20.65 mm (9 cm), thickness 2.6 mm
Power reserve approx. 40 hours
4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour)
98 parts
20 gems
Display function hours, minutes
Case 18K white gold pavé diamonds, concealed setting (118 baguette-cut diamonds)
Dimensions: 29.3 x 39.6 mm, thickness 7.7 mm
Transparent sapphire crystal case back
Water resistance tested at 3 bar (approx. 30 m)
Dial 18K white gold pavé diamonds, concealed setting (126 baguette-cut diamonds)
Bracelet and buckle 18k white gold pavé diamonds, concealed setting (494 baguette-cut diamonds)
18K White Gold Jewellery Buckle
Accessories with a magnifying glass
A total of 742 baguette-cut diamonds with a total weight of approximately 28.9 carats