In the new, 60-piece limited edition Métiers d’Art Savoirs Enluminés timepiece collection, Vacheron Constantin displays its spectacular artistic capabilities through the innovative use of enamel and the application of intricate finishes and patterns.
The brightly-hued cloisonné enamel dials, accompanying this exceptional trio, take inspiration from the Aberdeen Bestiary, a medieval text which is comprised of minuscule, lambent illustrations. In Vacheron's own words, the Aberdeen Bestiary is "an ancient Celtic manuscript recovered from the Middle Ages that is internationally recognized for the quality of its miniaturized illuminations."
Let's be honest, there aren't many watch Manufactures today who incorporate such historic ideas/objects into contemporary designs.
All three wristwatches house Vacheron Constantin's in-house caliber 1120AT: A 36-jewel, 2.75Hz self-winding mechanical movement. Aside from a thickness (or thinness, I should say) of just 5.45 millimeters, the 1120AT also boasts Côtes de Genève finishing, impeccable chamfering on the edges and screw heads, and a 40-hour power reserve.
Moreover, this mechanism has the ability to maintain an incredibly smooth ticking (sweeping) motion--unlike any other watch Vacheron has priorly produced. That is definitely something to write home about!
The photo gallery above portrays the processes required to perfect each dial. It's evidently a challenging task; not to mention, exactness is everything when it comes to working with delicate materials such as enamel.
Cased in 18-karat white gold, the reference 7000S/000G-B001, 7000S/000G-B002, and 7000S/000G-B003 measure to approximately 40 millimeters in diameter and 10.30 millimeters in height. A sapphire crystal exhibition caseback allows the wearer to view the movement with ease.
The Métiers d’Art Savoirs Enluminés collection is exculsive to Vacheron Constantin boutiques worldwide. For further information, please visit www.vacheron-constantin.com.