You may recall from last year that Vacheron Constantin created a phenomenal piece unique for Only Watch 2011, the M.C. Escher-inspired “Dove” watch. At SIHH 2012 last month, Vacheron went on to show off 3 more gorgeous new M.C. Escher-inspired watches in the same style — and I’m here with an in-depth look at each. These pieces are part of Vacheron’s Métiers d’Art collection, a marriage of graphic art and high-end watch decorating techniques such as etching, enameling, crimping and guilloche.
Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art: Infinite Universe Series
Dove | Fish | Starfish
Limited Edition 20 pieces each (unnumbered)
40mm white gold case (8.9mm thick), automatic mechanical manufacture caliber SC 2460, Geneva Seal (meeting the new, stricter criteria to receive such a seal)
demonstrating techniques of guilloché and cloisonne enameling
demonstrating techniques of engraving and champlevé enameling
demonstrating techniques of engraving, champlevé enameling, tucking and crimping