Vacheron Constatin The Métiers d’Art “Les Dragons”

The Métiers d’Art Limited edition of 9 numbered pieces

 
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How was the dragon motif made?

The Métiers d’Art “Les Dragons” Guilloché motif was created by alternately using two machines: one to engine-turn straight lines; and the other to produce curves and circles as if on a lathe.

The original combination of these two techniques has made it possible to create non-geometrical patterns unlike anything that has been done before.

The new key feature of this Guilloché work is the design, composed of irregular lines and a multitude of details, which takes guilloché well beyond its traditional role as an abstract geometrical decoration to achieve the status of a figurative art in its own right.

This interpretation of Guilloché engraving calls for exceptional dexterity on the part of the Guilloché specialist and also demands a good deal of time. In order to bring out each detail, the dragon motif was metallized in various colours that highlight the intricacies and enhance readability.

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References: Métiers d’Art « Les Dragons »
86090/000G-9497 (white gold)
86090/000R-9498 (pink gold)
86090/000J-9499 (yellow gold)

Limited edition of 9 numbered pieces each.

Only available at Vacheron Constantin boutiques in Hong Kong, Geneva, Shanghai and Moscow.

Movement: Mechanical self-winding caliber 2460 SC
Developed and produced by Vacheron Constantin
Stamped with the Hallmark of Geneva

Height of movement: 3.60 mm
Diameter of movement: 25.60 mm
Jewels: 27 rubies
Frequency: 28’800 vibrations/hour
Indications: Hours, minutes and seconds
Power reserve: Approximately 40 hours

Case: 18K white gold, 18K 5N pink gold or 18K 3N yellow gold
40 mm in diameter

Transparent back, sapphire crystal, closed with screws, numbered and engraved “N° X”, with officer case-back

Water-resistance: 3 bar, equivalent to 30 metres
Dial: 18K gold base plate with hand-Guilloché dragon motif
Hours: 4 applied pyramids in 18K gold
Strap: Black hand-stitched, square-scaled alligator leather

Clasp: Buckle in polished white, pink or yellow gold
In the shape of a half Maltese cross

 
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