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Vacheron Constantin Métiers d'Art

Vacheron Constantin Métiers d'Art 2005
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Vacheron Constantin Métiers d'Art “Les Masques 2008”: China
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Vacheron Constantin Métiers d'Art Christoph Columbus
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Métiers d'Art is the name of a wristwatch series by Vacheron Constantin.

When the oldest watch manufacturer in the world (as counted for continuous activity), the manufacture Vacheron Constantin, celebrated its 250th anniversary in 2005, it presented to this occasion four new watch models and model ranges, each of which in itself demonstrated the highest level of watchmaking. One of them was the line Métiers d'Art (in English Masterpieces). The special feature that made these watches completely different from the usual framework, consisted in the lavishly produced, enameled dials, in which an image dominated the majority of the dial, while the timing occurred at the edge in small digital display discs.

In the years from 2007, this principle has been further improved, and indeed by launching the three-year collection “Les Masques” and a more subtle dial design, on the one hand with rotating sapphire crystal discs, on the other hand with engraved reproductions of masks in gold, produced in complex individual handcraft from the largest private collection of primitive art of Jean Paul Barbier-Mueller. And for the second through the presentation of the series “Homage to the Great Explorers”, which in turn in their map reproduction on enamel reminded of the earlier model Mercator by Vacheron Constantin, which in its time had already written watch history as an unusual interpretation of a timepiece.

Another peak achivement represent the exclusive manufacture movements with automatic winding, which are used in this watch series. They are awarded the Geneva Seal.

The previous ''Masterpiece'' editions

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