Vacheron Constantin presents Metiers d'Art Villes Lumieres
January 9, 2017: Depicting the sprawling urban expanses of Geneva, Paris and New York, watchmaker Vacheron Constantin is presenting the new Métiers d’Art Villes Lumières collection.
The Maison has created these stunning visions using two exceptional arts: Grand Feu champlevé enamelling and hand-applied precious powder. Particles of gold, pearl, platinum and diamond powder are meticulously distilled one by one, endowing the enamel with exceptional radiance. The light effects play across strikingly realistic roads, rivers and famous landmarks.
Hand-crafted during more than three months and born from a mingling of artistic crafts, each dial is truly unique. A magnifying glass provided in the presentation box of the timepiece provides a chance to admire the workmanship.
The timepieces are certified by the Hallmark of Geneva, a token of precision and reliability issued by an entirely neutral and independent body. Manufacture Vacheron Constantin mechanical self-winding Caliber 2460 SC drives a display of the hours, minutes and seconds. Visible through the transparent case-back, the 22K gold oscillating weight features a finely executed decoration inspired by the Maltese cross, the Vacheron Constantin signature emblem. Each of the components, whether visible or hidden, is adorned with finishes crafted in accordance with the finest watchmaking skills exemplified by bevelling, circular-graining and polishing. The movement is protected by a precious white gold case.