One of the most interesting and spectacular collections created by the famous Vacheron Constantin brand is the Métiers d’Art. This line is unique due to its focus on extraordinary artistic complications based on intricately constructed automatic movements. One of the newest additions to this splendid collection is the Fabuleux Ornements, an exclusivist series that was launched at the SIHH 2016 show. The beauty and sophistication of these models have attracted only favorable reviews from fans and critics around the globe.
The craftsmanship of the Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Fabuleux Ornements French Lace is remarkable and fascinating. This special timepiece showcases decorations inspired by French lace-work, an art that is recognized worldwide as a métier d’art. The brand intended this model as a cultural symbol that combines the art of crafting intricate watches with the one of creating romantic adornments such as the well-known French lace.
The dial of the watch is decorated with a translucent hand-guilloché grand feu enameled dial. The beautiful enamel work is added over an elegant gold dial that features distinctive guilloché motifs. To accentuate the sophistication of this design, the transparent enamel is enriched with diamonds and garnet-colored sapphires. To obtain a spectacular effect, Vacheron Constantin’s watchmakers have hand added 5 sapphires and round-cut diamonds across the exquisite French Lace dial.
The timepiece is available with a very thin hand engraved SQRH2 1003 Calibre. This mechanical manual winding movement has been developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin. The mechanism has 18 jewels, indicates hours and minutes, and it has a 31 hours power reserve. Also, it is entirely made from 18 k gold and it features a 60 round-cut diamonds set ring.
The case of the Fabuleux Ornements French Lace measures 37 mm in diameter and 8 mm in height. The precious materials used for manufacturing it are 18 k white gold. The case back includes a transparent sapphire crystal that offers another splendid view of the inside mechanism. Around the dial there is a luxurious bezel adorned with 64 round cut diamonds.
The romantic flowery dial adorned with blue and purple jewels is enhanced by an extravagant purple alligator Mississippiensis leather strap. This beautiful band comes with an 18 k white gold Ardillon buckle. The luxurious color of the strap and the elegance of the leather are a perfect match for the overall style of the watch.
The Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Fabuleux Ornements French Lace is a very refined and exclusivist timepiece. This model has been produced in a limited series of 20 pieces. It is not a watch meant for the masses, but for watch fans that prefer luxury and uniqueness both in terms of aesthetics and craftsmanship. The model comes with a dedicated brochure that emphasizes its distinction and preciosity.
Surprising today’s watches enthusiasts isn’t such an easy thing to do. There are countless luxury timepieces out there designed by utterly famous brands that have been manufactured from the rarest materials and embellished with the most precious stones. Nevertheless, out of this endless sea of extravagant and sophisticated watches, the Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Fabuleux Ornements French Lace differentiates itself due to an artsy crafted dial that evokes the complexity and refinement of the fabulous French lace. It is an amazing timepiece that inspires style, finesse and richness.