«Philosophia» was a special bespoke request to @VacheronConstantin from a private client, in 2011. ✨
🌖 This unique wristwatch (43mm diameter) features a single hand on a 24-hours dial, moon-phases, Tourbillon and minute-repeater complications. It houses a 522 components caliber for a power reserve of 58 hours!
⏱️ The Maison was honored with a similar request in the past with ref. 4582. A large and uncommon 20K yellow gold, key less, dress watch with single hand and special champlevé enamel.
💎 The diamond-set dial was a special request from the client (who requested to add some of his own diamonds to the piece).
✍️ Engraved on the case back, a text in French from philosopher Marc Aurèle, which means: “One more moment, and you'll have forgotten everything; one more moment, and everyone will have forgotten you” (Book VII, XXI, “Conversations with myself” (121-180)).
🧐 On the dial: “Utere non reditura” meaning “Use time wisely, it will not come back”. This sentence can be seen on a few other sundials.
🔨 1/2 pieces was sold by Antiquorum in 2011. #VintageVacheron
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The ultimate Royal Oak? Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Extra-thin, reference 15202ST
First day of a week long restoration course at @khwcc_official is complete, learning and practicing refacing and polishing chipped pallets stones. Looking forward to improving a lot over the next few days!