An extreme composite for an extreme commission
What started with the industry’s first carbon-titanium composite cased watch earlier this year has led to Vault's latest creation—the V2+ RED CC. Once again, we have teamed up with Fatcarbon to explore the limits of composites and create a visually striking and very light material.
The V2+ RED CC is the world’s first watch featuring a carbon-ceramic composite case
As a VAULT watch is essentially a vault for your wrist protecting your precious time, the V2+ RED CC receives some extra protection in the form of a grade two titanium hour disc replacing the iconic sapphire disc used in the V1 models. Designed by Laurent Auberson the hour disc enhances the readability of the hours while incorporating the V-Logo and using a honeycomb structure to ensure rigidity of the disc while also making it as light as possible. The 0.3mm disc was laser cut by our partner Lastec before Xenoprint applied red Super LumiNova to the hour-indicating triangle. Last but not least, Bernhard Zwinz hand grained the disc to give it the technical look we wanted to achieve.
UPGRADED V01+ CALIBRE
Unlike other calibres use of traditional base-plates, the unique V01+ movement designed and produced by Andreas Strehler and his company Uhrteil utilises a skeletonised, black rhodium-plated and pearl-blasted central main plate. The central main plate is not screwed to the mono-cage II but held in place by six steel rollers and three springs, enabling the whole movement to unidirectionally rotate 360° while the time is set. The fact that the whole calibre is float-mounted also protects it from shocks.
The backside of the automatic V01+ movement now feature two floating grade two titanium engraving bridges which have been designed and engineered by Laurent Auberson and Marc Jenni, produced by Lastec and hand finished by Bernhard Zwinz. The bridges where made to display the brand name and the reference as the composite material could not be laser engraved.
As the grade two titanium hour disc is lighter than the previously used sapphire disc on the V1 models the power reserve has been increased to circa 55 hours.
To create the perfect strap Vault once again teamed up with master strap maker Mirea Marian who created a beautiful made-to-measure ostrich leg leather strap to perfectly complement the V2+ RED CC. VAULT straps are far from the ordinary and require a lot of skill and time as the connection to the case requires seamlessly incorporating a high-precision grade five titanium insert manufactured by Ecoprts into the strap.
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