Where the runway meets the street

More chrono beauties from the Only Watch Charity Auction in Monaco. The Vacheron Constantin offering comes from their tantalum metal “Quai de l’Ile”. This is how they put it.

“Tantalum is a metal that is used by the airspace and airplane industry, as well as in surgery” says Julien Marchenoir, Head of Marketing Communications at Vacheron Constantin. “It has gray-blue tones and is very difficult to work with being much harder than any metal we normally work with.” The tantalum case of this watch is diamond-cut, the same way as you would cut platinum, but since it is very hard it is costly to cut as it destroys the cutting tools so they have to be constantly remade.

Needless to say, the “Quai de l’Ile” is something special.

A full look at the Vacheron Constantin Only Watch 2009 after the jump.

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