Vacheron Constantin Launches Les Cabinotiers Armillary Tourbillon Designed Exclusively for the Rolls-Royce Amethyst Droptail
24 August, 2023

A unique dashboard watch for a singular coachbuilt motor car.

In response to a request from a client who collects both luxury cars and fine watches, Vacheron Constantin has created a bespoke on-board watch for their Rolls-Royce Coachbuild motor car. Working closely with the British luxury manufacturer’s designers and craftspeople, Vacheron Constantin's teams have crafted the unique Les Cabinotiers Armillary Tourbillon timepiece, housed in a removable and secure holder that fits into the motor car's fascia. A case in the same wood and mauve leather as the upholstery has also been created to house the watch and its stand once removed from the passenger compartment.

For the movement, Vacheron Constantin's watchmakers chose in-house Calibre 1990, notably because of its bi-retrograde hours and minutes display reminiscent of traditional automobile speedometers, as well as its bi-axial armillary tourbillon – a nod to 18th century models of the celestial sphere, which performs a surprising mechanical ballet. The extremely meticulous, personalised finishing of the watch and its holder meet the criteria of excellence upheld by Vacheron Constantin, which through this timepiece introduces its first contemporary creation for the automotive world.