Vacheron Constantin - 33580/000R-9959

Métiers d'Art Fabuleux Ornements Indian Manuscript

Brand: Vacheron Constantin
Family: Métiers d'Art
Reference: 33580/000R-9959
Name: Métiers d'Art Fabuleux Ornements Indian Manuscript
Produced: 2014 - 2015
Limited: Yes, 20 units

Case

Material: Pink gold
Bezel: Gem-Set
Glass: Sapphire
Back: Open
Shape: Round
Diameter: 37.00 mm
Height: 8.00 mm
W/R: 30.00 m

Dial

Nickname: Indian Manuscript
Color: Blue
Material: Enamel
Hands: Feuille

Description

The Vacheron Constantin Métiers d'Art Fabuleux Ornements series was launched at SIHH 2014 and consists of four watches celebrating the ornamental beauties of the world drawn from the decorative arts of several different cultures.

The present is watch is framed by a pink gold case topped by a diamond-set bezel, ten vibrant enamel colours blossom on the dial. These shimmering shades form oriental-inspired flowers blooming against a blue sky. The master-enameller has expressed the vivacity and richness of Indian illustrations through a profusion of intense enamels surrounding the openworked calibre, like the floral motifs decorating the margins of ancient oriental writings. The contours of its décor are first traced using the champlevé technique to create cavities separated by thin gold partitions in order to apply the enamels. These ten different hues represent a daunting challenge in terms of mastering the successive firings, a process that calls for a true alchemist’s skill. The foliage, which is meticulously hand-engraved after enamelling, heightens the radiance of the watch and echoes the engraving of the openworked calibre. This is one of the most delicate stages, since even the slightest slip of the hand can jeopardise the entire creation.

Movement

Vacheron Constantin caliber 1003 SQRH2 1003SQRH2 is a skeletonized version of the 1003; 1003SQRH is another example.

Type:Handwound
Brand:Vacheron Constantin
Caliber:1003 SQRH2
Base: Vacheron Constantin 1003
Display:Analog
Diameter:21.10 mm
Jewels:18
Reserve:31 h
Frequency:18000 bph
Time:Hours, Minutes

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