Hibernation is when animals “sleep” through the winter. During this sleep, the animals will not wake up when they hear a loud noise or even if they are moved or touched. While in torpor, the animal can wake up quickly and easily. During true hibernation, the animal’s body temperature drops to match the outside temperature, and their heart rate and rate of breathing slows down. Hibernation was always heard for animals .
Vacheron Constantin with their latest Traditionelle Twin Beat Perpetual Calendar have applied the same principle to their latest creation. Calibre 3610 QP slows down when the watch is not worn and gives a power reserve of almost 65 hours the Twin Beat runs at 5Hz ( active mode) when it is being worn and switches to 1.2Hz (Standby mode) when not worn.A pusher at the 8 o’clock position allows the wearer to easily switch from one frequency to another.
Movement plates and bridges are decorated with Côtes de Genève and then treated with NAC, a dark coating that offers superior resistance and durability compared with other similar-looking treatments Consisting of a total of almost 480-components the movement is just 6mm high and 32mm in diameter and is encased in platinum. The dial is made in two main segments in a multi-stage process. A gold dial segment is decorated with hand-guillochage, and then fitted within an outer segment of sapphire crystal. Gold hour indexes are then set into the sapphire-crystal dial segment, which is further laser-engraved and ink-filled for a sleek, seamless appearance which makes this time piece a must have on any wrist.
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