On January 28th 2017, the sign of rooster will take over from the monkey on Chinese zodiac calendar and will mark the beginning of a new year according the Chinese legend.
Geneva based luxury watch manufacture Vacheron Constantin celebrates the Chinese New Year by launching two special edition timepieces based on their Métiers d’Art The legend of the Chinese zodiac chinois series. Bearing the Hallmark of Geneva, these two new creations, realised in twelve models each, combine the technical excellence of Caliber 2460 G4 with the beauty of artistic crafts like Paper-cutting.
Caliber 2460 G4 makes it possible to create a distinctive and ideal stage-setting for the decorative arts, by giving the central dial motif a starring role. The hands-free time display is achieved through four apertures showing the hours, minutes, days and dates.
Métiers d’Art The legend of the Chinese zodiac - Year of the rooster
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepieces
Pieces only available through the Vacheron Constantin Boutiques
Caliber 2460 G4
Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
31 mm (11’’’¼) diameter, 6.05 mm thick
Approximately 40 hours of power reserve
4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)
Hours, minutes, day of the week and date in apertures
Platinum/18K 5N pink gold
40 mm diameter, 12.74 mm thick
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Water-resistance tested at a pressure of 3bar (approx.30 meters)
18K gold, hand-engraved and Grand Feu enameling
Hand-engraved platinum/18K 5N pink gold rooster
Dark blue/brown Mississippiensis alligator leather with alligator inner shell, hand-stitched, saddle-finish, large square scales
Platinum/18K 5N pink gold folding clasp
Polished half Maltese cross-shaped
Delivered with a corrector pen, a magnifying glass and a dedicated brochure to better showcase the craftsmanship and the technicality behind these creations
Limited series of 12 pieces per reference
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