Malte Lady

In 1912, seeking to make a clean break with the rounded shapes of pocket watches and display a decidedly avant-garde spirit, Vacheron Constantin became one of the first watch manufacturers to offer barrel-shaped or ‘tonneau’ cases. This shape became iconic right from its first appearance, widely appealing to both men and women.

 

The Vacheron Constantin Malte Lady is dressed in pink gold and focuses on the essential attribute: the appreciation of time, a loyal companion by day and a trusted confidante at night. In this model, the diamonds that highlight the curves of the case frame a paved tonneau of diamonds in the centre of the brushed silvered-tone dial. Applied gold Roman numerals and the hands of the minutes and the hours radiate feminine charm in a discreet yet thoroughly modern style.

 

The Malte Lady comes in a case measuring 28.30 x 38.75 mm, curved to hold the most delicate wrist, and which houses the Caliber 1202 quartz movement. A leather strap from alligator Mississippiensis or a satin band make a ladylike connection to the buckle in the shape of a half Maltese cross, which can be plain or set with diamonds.

 

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