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Vacheron Constantin Tour de l’Île

Posted by wristwatch on June 23, 2007


The world’s most complicated double-face watch, produced in a limited edition of 7. Tour de l’Ile is the most complicated watch ever made, with a totally original combination of horological complications and astronomical indications composing a list of sixteen different points including a minute repeater, sunset time, perpetual calendar, second time zone, a tourbillon device, the equation of time and the representation of the night sky… This exceptional calibre composed of 834 parts called for over 10,000 hours of research and development lavished on it by the designers, engineers and watchmakers of Vacheron Constantin.

Its name refers to one of the historical sites of the venerable company, located next to the current Maison Vacheron Constantin on the Quai de l’Ile. Limited edition of 7.

* Calibre 2750 – 834 components – More than 10,000 hours of R & D
* Power Reserve
* second time zone
* Moon Phases
* Age of the moon
* Minute Repeater
* Perpetual Calendar
* Tourbillon
* Sunrise
* Sunset
* Celestial chart
* Self winding movement
* Frequency: 2,5Hz (18 ‘ 000 A/h)
* Power Reserve: 58 hours
* Empierrage: 39 rubies
* Diameter of case: 35.40mm
* Total diameter: 36.0mm
* Total thickness: 11.25mm
* Material: gold (5N) 18K 750
* Sapphire Glass anti reflective coating
* Dust resistant
* Valued at : $ 1,500,000.00

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32 Responses to “Vacheron Constantin Tour de l’Île”

  1. whatsoever said

    Vacheron Constantin “Tour de l’Île” vs IWC “IL Destriero Scafusia”
    Which should be the World Most Complicated Wrist Watch?

  2. wristwatch said

    Well, I think the VC has more displays and parts than the IWC. According to various websites the VC only has 16 complications, compared to the 22 of the IWC. Maybe we can list down the complications and compare.

    http://japwatches.wordpress.com/2007/10/22/iwc-il-destriero-scafusia-grand-complication/

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  4. sergiu said

    ohoooo…some serious watches we are talking about…

  5. tom said

    What a waste of money. Even if you just want to indulge your self there are better ways to spent 1.5 million. My god for a watch?? what a joke. I am not a do gooder that thinks you should spend all your money on the poor or lost causes , but on a watch?? buy a boat or a house or plane or better yet go see the world.

    • Arc said

      Your opinions may not be that of the others. Does a boat, house or plane even compare to the majesty of holding a combined 834 components, each moving in complete synchrony to produce something much greater than the sum of its parts?

      Oh wait, it does, since each has even more parts and has even more functionality.

      Carry on.

    • Matt said

      Don’t think of this as a watch. This is jewelery for men or a work of art. Any one who can afford this already has everything else. They’re the people who drop 2-3 million on a painting or a necklace.

  6. Casey said

    Dear Tom,

    As you leave on your Gulfstream G650 to buy a boathouse on the other side of the globe. Wear your watch proudly and tip graciously.

    ….Carry on.

  7. Bart said

    Bankers buy these, but they are leeches.

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  10. capt_z said

    This sounds great! Wait a minute, I have ALL of this on my iPhone! AND with more features, and most importantly, more ACCURACY! What’s next? A two wheeled self propelled vehicle for $1 million, or a writing device that can be refilled for $500,000? Boy, those Swiss are at the pinnacle of developing technology!

    • James said

      Apples and Oranges, son. Your iPhone isn’t mechanical. Don’t bother yourself with what rich people are willing to spend money on. Just stick to your overpriced consumer electronics.

  11. Jeremy said

    I have 6 Tortino lamborgine watches I would like to sell.
    Average price was $5100.00 I will take $1500.00 apiece

  12. L. Hanes said

    Very Nice Watch. Bulova speaks for itself. Classic. The Diamonds are small but for the price and value they are fine. Initialy I had problems with the order but it all woked out and I received even a better price. I’m happy

  13. Scott said

    Not only is this the most functional and intricate watch but in my opinion, the most beautiful. I’ve been fascinated with watches for a while but I have little capital because of my student status. If I ever get a good amount of funding, I’d much rather a nice watch then a car.

    But then again, there are only 7 and where would you find them?

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  26. Hephaestus56 said

    I was under the impression that the Jaeger-LeCoultre Hybris Mechanica à Grande Sonnerie was the worlds most complicated watch at 26 complications? In either case i’d rather have the Jaege-LeCoultre Duomètre Sphérotourbillon. It’s the most beautiful watch i’ve ever seen in my opinion.

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