Vacheron Constantin Showcases New Ballet-Inspired Timepieces
Vacheron Constantin has always stood by the brand philosophy of three very distinct values: aesthetics, perfect technique and finishing. So if you apply these values to the new ballet-inspired timepieces that are additions to the exclusive Metiers d’ArtHommage a l’Art de la Danse collection, you see the similar reflection in the daily life of a ballerina: studying, training, and performing. Each of these values for the brand and the ballerina help to create stunning timepieces, collectors pieces, artistic pieces. The collection features exquisite work, using the ancient art of Grand Feu enameling to highlight the art of the classical dance, while also interpreting the magnificent work of the famous artist Edgar Degas. Each of these timepieces are crafted in an 18k white gold case, 40mm in diameter, sapphire crystals, sapphire backs, and water resistant up to 30 meters. At the heart of these watches is a Swiss in-house automatic movement, a caliber 2460 SC with 27 jewels, beating at 28,800 vph and a 40 hour power reserve. The 18k gold dial is where you see the amazing translucent enamel, the excellent grisaille technique, and the three models each representing the work of one amazing painter. Each of the watches are finished with a black alligator strap, each hand stitched and saddle finish, and completed with an 18k white gold pin buckle. These one of a kind timepieces Vacheron Constantin has introduced truly encompass the art work that Degas depicted in his sketching, painting and photography. If you look carefully at the new ballet inspired watches you see the detail that is so amazingly captured in these works of art. The depth effect that is captured is so accurate, you can see the tiny folds in the costumes, the expressions on the ballerinas' and feel the very emotion flowing through the dance. The brand as well as the New York City Ballet share so many of the same values, always striving for excellence in all they do, and looking to gain appreciation for their creative processes. Vacheron Constantin has always achieved precision through their dedication and shared values of the skilled craftsman within the company. Respecting the rich heritage of the artisians, sharing skills generation to generation, all are part of the brand values, encouraging the best throughout their company. Any of these three styles would bring attention to the wrist, and conversation about quality, beauty and certainly the love of art. The depiction of the Degas paintings include “Dancers Practicing at the Barre”, “Dancers Near a Set” and “Two Dancers Entering the Stage”. The crafting of each piece can take over two months to complete, a dedicated individual master working diligently to create another work of art. When you purchase one of these pieces, you not only get a fabulous timepiece, one that is precise, high quality and durable, but you also get a work of art.