On 16th February 2018, on the occasion of Chinese New Year, the dog will take over as the Chinese zodiac sign from the rooster according to Chinese traditional calendar. To mark this Vacheron Constantin presents two new Métiers d’Art creations, realised in twelve models each, combine the technical excellence of Caliber 2460 G4 with the beauty of artistic crafts.
Then comes the stage of Grand Feu enamelling, an ancestral technique that remains the preserve of a very few particularly skilled artisans. The dog, made of platinum or pink gold, is hand engraved and delicately applied to the dial centre.
Model: Métiers d’Art The legend of the Chinese zodiac - Year of the dog
References: 86073/000P-B257 & 86073/000R-B256
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepieces
Pieces only available through the Vacheron Constantin Boutiques
Calibre 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 enamelling
Hand-engraved platinum/18K 5N pink gold dog
Dark blue/brown Mississippiensis alligator leather with alligator leather inner shell, hand-stitched, saddle-finish, large square scales
Clasp: Platinum/18K 5N pink gold folding clasp; Polished half Maltese cross-shaped
Delivered with a corrector pen and a magnifying glass
Limited series of 12 pieces per reference
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