COPERNICUS CELESTIAL SPHERES 2460 RT Grand Feu enamel
VACHERON CONSTANTIN’S TRIBUTE TO NICOLAS COPERNICUS
In 1543, NICOLAS COPERNICUS changed the world with the « HELIOCENTRISM » astronomical model and this year (at the SIHH 2017) VACHERON CONSTANTIN presents 3 « Métiers d’Art » versions of the humankind’s greatest discoveries.
The 3 versions are Geneva Hallmark certified and to display the time, two triangular hands (in 4n Gold) are subtly present on the front dial. The cut-out one shows the hours and the solid one, the minutes.
However the COPERNICUS CELESTIAL SPHERES 2460 RT has two Fabulous complications! First, the Earth spins on its axis in a 24 hours period (one solar day). Second, the Earth does a full revolution on its elliptical orbit in 365,2 days (one tropical year). So, yes! you also have the month indication.
This particular version has a Wonderful Grand Feu enamel dial.
With various enamel techniques and deep philosophical expressions, we love how all indications & colours are applied on the dial. It actually takes more than a month to produce one. The sky map (in the background) is enamelled in pastel colours on a gold base and five planets are shown. Each is represented by a star in Latin name as the two solstices. The overall details are Stunning and this version really highlights the two triangular hands.
BRAVO, VACHERON CONSTANTIN.