Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Harmony Ultra-Thin Grande Complication Chronograph

Of the range of Harmony Chronograph, the Harmony Ultra-Thin Grande Complication Chronograph is probably the most handsome of the lot. Needless to say, that is my favourite of the Harmony range. Spectacular is how I will describe it!

The Harmony Ultra-Thin Grande Complication Chronograph is an automatic monopusher chronograph with the thinnest automatic movement in the world! Limited to only 10 pieces worldwide, the timepiece comes only in Platinum. If I thought the Harmony Chronograph was stunning, the Grande Complication Chronograph is out of this world!
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As with the Harmony Chronograph, the chrono hands are in blue while the hands that tell time are white gold. The power reserve indicator is at the six o'clock.
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The split second monopusher chronograph is absolutely beautiful! The monopusher for the split second is located at one o'clock.
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What is so special about this double split chronograph? Well for one, it is an automatic chronograph that actually does not obscure the movement!
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The rotor is a gold peripheral rotor and the movement is just 5.2mm thick. The in-house developed Calibre 3500 consists of 459 parts. Comes with a power reserve of around 51 hours.
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Embedded in the movement are not one but two Maltese Cross - the timepiece comes with the Geneva Seal too. And as one would expect the quality of finishing of this piece is at its highest. The peripheral rotor is engraved with the 260th Anniversary pattern.
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The dial work is also flawless but it would have been even better if it were either lacquer or enamel. The case as with the other Harmony cases is 42xx by 52mm.
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As I have mentioned in my other post on the Harmony Chronograph, I like to be able to see the full view of the chronograph movement especially if it were a column wheel chrono.
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Vacheron Constantin has outdone the field with a fully visible automatic chronograph movement with the world's thinnest automatic movement. Drop dead gorgeous! The reference 5400S will only be available in VC Boutiques and only 10 will be available.