Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Les Univers Infinis.
You may recall from last year that Vacheron Constantin created a phenomenal piece unique for Only Watch 2011, the M.C. Escher-inspired “Dove” watch. At SIHH 2012, Vacheron went on to show off 3 more M.C. Escher-inspired watches in the same style. These pieces are part of Vacheron’s Métiers d’Art collection. The Dove watch features hand-guilloché work in its final phase of craftsmanship and one bird in this ethereal scene has been diamond-set with 38 brilliant-cut stones. The Fish watch features cloisonné enamelling, achieved by first marking each outline using fine gold wire before the enamelling process. The Shell watch features champlevé engraving – each field is hollowed out individually before the enamelling work is added. Each piece of the Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Les Univers Infinis houses the Vacheron Constantin manufacture Calibre 2460SC with 40 hours of power reserve inside a 40mm case made of 18K gold.