Vacheron Constantin Métiers d'Art "Les Masques 2008"

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Métiers d'Art "Les Masques 2008" is a luxury wristwatch set by Vacheron Constantin.

Within the series Métiers d'Art Vacheron Constantin presents the limited edition "Les Masques" as a three-year collection of 25 sets of four watches, each for a different continent are: America, Asia, Africa and Oceania. The pictures on the dial show reproductions of works of art from the collection of Jean Paul Barbier-Mueller. This counts more than 7,000 artifacts from a variety of ancient cultures and civilizations in human history and is now the world's largest private collection of primitive art.

Each watch is equipped with a mechanical self-winding movement (Calibre VC 2460 G4; Geneva Seal). Measured are hours, minutes, day of the week and date without hands, but by four windows arranged around the mask motif. Each of the four cases is made of a different material.

The edition of 2008 is the second collection and includes masks from Mexico, Japan, Gabon and Papua New Guinea.

Due to the clever game of transparency in conjunction with a special glass processing, each miniature sculpture seems to float in space. In addition, short prose poems in gold numerals from the pen of Michel Butor orbit each sapphire dial in the form of an endless spiral. Mysteriously they appear only in a certain light.


86070/000J-9348 Japan, 18ct yellow gold
86070/000G-9347 Gabun, 18ct white gold
86070/000R-9350 Mexiko, 18ct rose gold 5N
86070/000P-9349 Papua-Neuguinea, platinum 950


Self-winding movement VC 2460 G4, 28,800 A/h
Geneva Seal
Power reserve 40 h


18ct yellow gold / white gold / rose gold / platinum
D 40 mm, H ca. 12 mm
Sapphire crystal with anti-glare treatment
Sapphire crystal transparent back
Waterproof to 30 m


Sapphire Blue dial
Spiral text in gold
Shaped masks formed of gold


Hours, minutes, day of week, date


Hand-sewn alligator leather strap with folding clasp in 18ct gold or platinum

Limited edition:

25 sets of four watches, so in total 100 pieces