Echoing the Vacheron Constantin Métiers D’Art La Symbolique Des Laques Replica Watch series born of the encounter between Vacheron Constantin and Geneva’s Barbier-Mueller Museum, the Métiers d’Art “La Symbolique des Laques” opus is another illustration of the alchemy between the cultural, artistic and Fine Watchmaking crafts. The vision of a timepiece as a cultural bridge between countries is one that, in the eighteenth century, was already impelling François Constantin to travel around the world and extend the Manufacture’s expertise to other continents.
As a human adventure, an invitation to discover new horizons and to explore a new place where craftsmanship and innovation meet at their zenith, the Métiers d’Art “La Symbolique des Laques” series relates the encounter between the men of one of the oldest Japanese lacquer firms – Zohiko, located in Kyoto since its founding in 1661 – and those of Vacheron Constantin, the world’s oldest Vacheron Constantin Métiers D’Art Replica Watch to have been producing continuously since its creation in 1755. While chance and luck play a role in every meeting, a true relationship can be built only on the basis of deep affinities and shared values. These are immediately evident between these two companies, which have the same respect for traditions.
This year, the theme of longevity is the thread that ties the three new watches together, but more symbolically, which bears witness to the continuity of the arts and of cultures throughout the world – a continuity that Vacheron Constantin carefully perpetuates in each of its creations. Its technical mastery is crowned by a symbolic aura that anchors it even more firmly in the collective memory, Japanese history, Far Eastern history, and the world’s artistic heritage. Each pattern depicted – whether animal, vegetable, or mineral – tells a story. In combination, they are transformed into attributes and point back to age-old legends and literary or poetic works. The art of maki-e has come down through the ages without losing either its personality or its rarity.These three watches are three unique illustrations of the culture of the Beautiful and of surpassing oneself.
Bearing the Geneva hallmark Vacheron Constantin Replica Watch , a guarantee of quality manufacture in the purest Geneva watchmaking tradition, Calibre 1003 remains one of the standards of reference in Fine Watchmaking history. It is the world’s thinnest hand-wound mechanical movement, at only 1.64 mm thick. In an echo of Japanese culture, the simplicity of the round case that serves as the setting for this exceptional movement and for the two maki-e dials reflects the collection’s zen-like spirit.Here made in 18-carat gold, which is harder to work, this legendary movement is treated with ruthenium to match the dials and humbly allow the superlative excellence of the art of maki-e to shine through. It was designed, developed and manufactured entirely within Vacheron Constantin’s workshops. The sapphire crystals on both sides of the watches reveal exceptional finishes, including chamfering, drawing and engraving, all done by hand. Eighteen jewels also bear witness to the exceptional workmanship.