Vacheron Constantin Métiers d'Art
Métiers d'Art is the name of a wristwatch series by Vacheron Constantin.
When the oldest watch manufacturer in the world (as counted for continuous activity), the manufacture Vacheron Constantin, celebrated its 250th anniversary in 2005, it presented to this occasion four new watch models and model ranges, each of which in itself demonstrated the highest level of watchmaking. One of them was the line Métiers d'Art (in English: Masterpieces). The special feature that made these watches completely different from the usual framework, consisted in the lavishly produced, enameled dials, in which an image dominated the majority of the dial, while the timing occurred at the edge in small digital display discs.
In the years from 2007, this principle has been further improved, and indeed by launching the three-year collection "Les Masques" and a more subtle dial design, on the one hand with rotating sapphire crystal discs, on the other hand with engraved reproductions of masks in gold, produced in complex individual handcraft from the largest private collection of primitive art of Jean Paul Barbier-Mueller. And for the second through the presentation of the series "Homage to the Great Explorers", which in turn in their map reproduction on enamel reminded of the earlier model Mercator by Vacheron Constantin, which in its time had already written watch history as an unusual interpretation of a timepiece.
The previous Masterpiece editions
- Métiers d'Art 2005
- Les Masques 2007
- Les Masques 2008
- Tribute to the Great Explorers (Christoph Kolumbus, Marco Polo)