Vacheron Constantin 82550/000G-9854

82550/000G-9854 : Vacheron Constantin Métiers d'Art Florilège Queen

Métiers d'Art Florilège Queen

Brand: Vacheron Constantin
Family: Métiers d'Art
Reference: 82550/000G-9854
Name: Métiers d'Art Florilège Queen
Produced: 2013
Limited: Yes, 20 units

Case

Material: White 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: Queen
Material: Enamel
Finish: Guilloche
Hands: Feuille

Movement

Manual wind movement with 65 hours of power reserve and a total of 127 parts. Hallmark of Geneva.

Type:Handwound
Brand:Vacheron Constantin
Caliber:4400
Display:Analog
Diameter:28.60 mm
Jewels:21
Reserve:65 h
Frequency:28800 bph
Time:Hours, Minutes

Description

The strelitzia plant from South Africa reached the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in 1773. The director of these famous English gardens, Sir Joseph Banks – to whom Francis Masson, having sailed with James Cook, brought back the flower – named it thus in tribute to the queen of England who came from the Mecklemburg-Strelitz ducal family. A symbol of loyalty and good luck, the strelizia gracefully alights on the dial of the Métiers d’Art Florilège watch. The different guilloché patterns attest to the artistic sensibilities of the artisan. The brilliant enamel colours add depth to the dial to achieve an uncanny realism.

The Métiers d'Art Florilège Queen, White Lily and China Limodoron are part of the first edition Florilege models. Just like the later series, The Métiers d’Art Florilège is a limited series of 20 collector’s watches with the bezel set with round-cut diamonds and 5 more with the bezel set with baguette-cut diamonds for the Vacheron Constantin Boutiques. They all bear the Hallmark of Geneva.