Vacheron Constantin has been always inheriting and willing to share the traditional culture since more than 250 years ago. The Métiers d’Art collection artworks present a series of age-old workmanships neglected by people and become the connection linking with times. Regardless of the past, current or future visions, it also proves that the old technologies unremittingly inherited and continued without any fear of various challenges passing with changing times.
Painting, carving, sculpture and decorative art are the typical example of artistic forms. Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art watches convey a profound and vast enthusiasm of culture for brand. Vacheron Constantin pays attention to creating eternal by humanistic elements. From the start of Métiers d’Art Les Masques series launched with Barbier-Mueller Museum in 2007, Vacheron Constantin fully shows the understanding and hopes for time . The recently Métiers d’Art Chagall & L’Opéra de Paris and Métiers d’Art La Symbolique des Laques watches both show the ultimate technologies and carry forward the rare watchmaking art traditions.
Métiers d’Art Les Univers Infinis watches are the new gifs with exquisite craftsmanship of Vacheron Constantin, which symbols keen innovation and creates a new face for superior watchmaking technologies: It reserves traditional drawing art and also reflects the modern times characteristics, which can be called as the perfect matching of math and aesthetics. With presenting numerous repeat patterns of dial design in the checkerboard way, its inspiration comes from the works of Holland painter Escher. Besides, it integrates with multi technologies such as enamel, gem setting, carving and pattern decoration.
Its dial design featuring the bright charming of geometric with high dynamic and profound meaning, showing unlimited arrange and layout in different spaces. Moreover, three editions all adopt the caliber 2460 automatic self-winding mechanical movement with Geneva imprinting. The movements are made by its own brand Vacheron Constantin with reliable performance and elaborately polished by manual strictly according to the top-end watchmaking traditional workmanships.
The advent of the watch is a work of art, while some art treasured watches are beyond the art treasures. These art treasured watches combine the superb standard of painting to create a beautiful and colorful dream with a strong visual impact. They not only allow marveling at the artistic beauty of painting, but also amaze their artistic creativity.
Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight Japanese lacquer watch
Japanese lacquer ware making master Hakose San was invited by Van Cleef&Arpels to create the dial with his exquisite craftsmanship. The treasured collection blends the subtle and pure of the Midnight case with the precise and meticulous lacquer. The traditional themes are all inspirited by the masterpieces of lacquer master, bringing a cool summer. It is limited edition of 8 precious pieces.
Dior LA D DE DIOR OPAL watch
The colors that the dial uses have the strong visual impact. The circle set with the diamonds shines the excited lights and always embraces the mysterious and turbulent colors closely into the dial. The warm, rapid but logical tone has a vibrant transparency.
Vacheron Constantin Tchaikovsky Swan Lake Enamel watch
In order to commemorate the cooperation with the National Opera of Paris, Vacheron Constantin has introduced 15 kinds of remarkable and unique Metiers d Art watch works. The picture inspirations of these watch is from the decorative murals on the Garnier Opera House dome that created by Marc Chagall.
DeWitt Golden Afternoon collection
DeWitt Golden Afternoon collection uses the exquisite mother of pears to create the dial, like the garden planting a lot of color flowers and the gentle wind breezing from time to time. The flowers with different colors and sizes sprinkle from the centre to outer and scatter around the dial, poetic. Under the background of mother of pearl sky, the looming clouds blend with 12 pieces of diamond lotus, forming a vivid painting, filled with purity and innocence. The bezel is set with 84 pieces of brilliant cut diamonds, two strap set with 48 pieces of diamonds and the dial set with 14 pieces of diamonds.
Ulysse Nardin HMS Caesar Gilt Enamel Painted watches
Closely related to the navigation, the Swiss watch brand Ulysse Nardin launched “HMS Caesar” Gilt enamel painted watch; “HMS Caesar” was a battleship named by Julius Caesar and active in the 19th century early. Ulysse Nardin pays tribute to the glorious deeds of the battleship and specially creates it with the enamel painting skill. The delicate color changes and transparency degrees test the painting masters who create the dial. Besides, they use more than 500 meters golden wire to outline the shape to avoid enamel powder flowing to other colors. The whole process costs 50 hours and need 26 processes to complete a dial.
Everyone knows the excellence of Swiss leading luxury watch maker Vacheron Constantin. Its watchmaking history is a glorious legend. In 1979, Vacheron Constantin launched Kallista full diamond watch to create another legend. This masterpiece was derived from a single piece of gold bullion, consuming more than 6,000 hours to elaborately carve this watch. The “Kallista” means “the most beautiful” in Greek. Besides, the diamond in Greek mythology is the “tears of god”. Kallista was equipped with Vacheron Constantin manual wind mechanical movement. It was regarded as the most excellent ultra-thin movement in the world. The whole slender case was studded with 118 diamonds and its total weight reached 130 kt.
Kallista watch is its owner’s exclusive treasure, and it is unique in the world. It truly demonstrated the essence of watchmaking in the 18th century. This unique watch masterpiece brought new inspiration to extraordinary Kalla jewelry watches series. The Lady Kalla watch was a outstanding model which was awarded for the “best diamond watch in 2001 by Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve.
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Kallista Haute Joaillerie, in 2009, Vacheron Constantin launched a new Kallania jewelry watches while setting a new world record: studded with 186 emerald-cut diamonds, total weight of about 157 kt. AT the same time, it also unveiled another new Malte Tourbillon Haute Joaillerie timepiece which combined the latest high-tech and extremely exquisite and complex hidden diamond inlay technology. It was a symbol of brand’s great progress in Haute Joaillerie field. Besides, Vacheron Constantin introduced two new fine jewelry watches: Lady Kalla Flamme and Kalla Haute Couture a Secrets. Therefore, the year 2009 is a milestone in Vacheron Constantin’s watchmaking history. Today, this luxury Swiss world leading watch manufacturer is keeping design and preoduce the most elegant and the most precious jewellery timepieces for worldwide ladies who pursue ultimate taste and stylish.
In Europe, almost all the Kings had been crazy with diamond and gemstone; they would love to collect them to put on the truncheon and crown. Diamonds and gemstones stand for infinite glory. Diamond wristwatch, as well as the truncheon will bring man excitement. There are many very popular and amazing diamond watches for man. Let’s have a brief review on them.
Vacheron Constantin Patrimony 31693/206G-8738 wristwatch looks very luxury and extraordinary. The traditional Vacheron Constantin design decorated with luxury diamond and the diamond-made markers is also very special. The platinum matches the diamond perfectly on this Patrimony watch. Rolex Datejust 118348-83208 wristwatch is a great combination of gold and diamond. The design is boutique, and the diamond makes the gold case more elegant. It is really an amazing diamond watch for the man who loves gold material.
Hublot Big Bang 38mm 365.SX.1170.SX.1104 wristwatch’s case is made of stainless steel, and there are 126 pieces of diamond inlaid on the bezel. It is an automatic mechanical timepiece, but the diamond makes more stylish and different from others. Piaget Dancer G0A34053 wristwatch is an excellent representative of diamond watches. The central strap is inlaid with full diamond, very beautiful. The polished Deco Art style matches the creative detail design in harmony. The 18K platinum made case inlaid with 36 pieces of round diamond, very outstanding and luxurious. There are 312 pieces of diamond on the dial, and 162 pieces on the strap. From the design angle, the quantity of diamond cannot totally express a wristwatch’s full appearance. Every diamond watch is wonderful both inside and outside. The complicated craftsmanship of diamond can compare with the top-class mechanical watches. This amazing diamond watch hailed as classic from any angle. It is not strange for man to wear diamond watches; it is very common in modern era.
Excellent Tourbillon, beautiful polished timeless classic case design, brand new Vacheron Constantin 2260 movement with extraordinary performance and complex function, create this unparalleled Patrimony Traditionnelle 14 days tourbillon watch. The newest member of this Patrimony Traditionnelle series is its first Vacheron Constantin watch goes through the new standard certification of the “Geneva Seal”. Based on the above characteristics, this watch will become the favorite of collectors.
To bring new amazing interpretation by Tourbillon, Vacheron Constantin clearly demonstrates its excellence in watchmaking and precision in skill. Superior technique fully reveals by elegant qualities and inherent superiority, pure and simple designs perfectly shows the watch’s complex functions. The brand new Patrimony Traditionnelle 14 turbillon watch can be called the perfect crystallization of the exquisite art of watch. The watch can highlight its extraordinary position through the new standards of the “Geneva Seal”.
Vacheron Constantin has been enjoying a high reputation in the field of tourbillon movement, but also often applies tourbillon device into watch with other complex functions. This idea highlights the extraordinary courage of its exquisite technology and innovations. This time, Vacheron Constantin choses a new way to show the beauty of the tourbillon, echoes with other watch elements, while showing the outstanding features of the tourbillon thoroughly.
In order to provide up to 14 days power reserve, the new Vacheron Constantin 2260 movement is equipped with two pairs of barrels. In addition to provide long time power reserve, the barrels can also ensure the stability after long-term using.
The new Patrimony Traditionnelle 14 power reserve tourbillon watch adhers to the consistent features in the design, interpreting of the pure tradition and sophisticated quality of Vacheron Constantin. This watch is equipped with an exquisite bezel, screw-in sapphire crystal case back, exquisite hour markers, and silver white dial: set the refined elements in a style, and achieve extraordinary qualities. This watch shows the world that Vacheron Constantin has been concentrated in the perfect fusion of the traditional and modern elements.