As Vacheron Constantin advertised:“Extraordinary masterpieces of art witness the outstanding creativity of brand craftsmanship that passed down from generation to generation”. Each piece of the Vacheron Constantin Metiers d’Art watch is a wonderful combination of art craftsmanship and watchmaking skills.
To expore blue sky has always been a human dream attracting generation after generation. In order to commemorate the pursuit of humanity in the sky, Metiers d’Art Series has launched a new watch—Versailles 1783 Hot-Air Balloon Enamel Watch 7610U/000G-B210.
There are five types of Metiers d’Art series hot air balloon watches. As the watches record five feasts of hot air ballooning in France between 1783 and 1785, so the five watches are also different. This one introduced today is a hot air balloon watch that recorded the first flight in 1783.
The display of Metiers d’Art series hot air balloon watch
For the first time,this Versailles 1783 took the human “sky trip”. Hand-engraved and micro-carved hot air balloons are suspended in a translucent hollow enamel (The layout of the hollow enamel process is similar to the silk enamel, which does not require the support of the base. What’s more, it is similar to the miniature colored glass window too.) background. In order to present the subtle features fully and decorative details of the prototype, each hot air balloon that craftsmen need at least three weeks to finish.
40mm diameter white gold case is polished well. There are almost four different dials clearly showing the hour, minute, day of the week or date. Hours and minutes are shown in slide way, while days and dates are in jump way. And because the blue enamel dial uses a hollow process, so the translucent effect of the material allows us to appreciate the operation of the movement on the front of the watch. Engraved with the logo of brand, the crown with coin grain shows a good feeling of touch. The classic lugs combine with the case well.
Equipped with a 2460 G4/1 movement developed and manufactured by the brand, the watch can offer about 40 hours of power reserve. And the finely honed movement is accompanied by the Geneva Seal. Through a unique display, the artistic beauty and exquisite craftsmanship are integrated. The original movement design ensures that the time display is integrated with the aesthetic design of the entire dial.
A dark blue crocodile leather strap with the iconic Maltese cross white gold folding buckle of brand seems luxury and charm.
Metiers d’Art series hot air balloon watches consists of 5 watches, each of which is limited to 5 pieces and has an independent number.