Each of these unique masterpieces combines art enamelling and engraving with luxury watchmaking …
When you look at intriguing enameled and engraved details on Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers timepieces, their unique models created for collectors, you will easily forget the fact that this company has been creating its masterpieces for three centuries, and that most of these models were created under the light candles. The latest creations of this brand – Les Cabinotiers Mecaniques Sauvages, give a new life to the animal kingdom through engraving and enamelling done by centuries old techniques.
And while modern masters of this brand use electricity, computers, monitors, magnification tools, every piece that comes out as their work, is actually a result of hundreds of hours of manual work. Each Les Cabinotiers timer is unique, and as such, it has a price that is only available on request. However, we can foresee some of it, because we know that the last year’s Les Cabinotiers Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600 sold for about a million dollars.
In addition to the years of training and expertise needed to conceal these details on watches, many of them contain serious complications in themselves. For example, the 18-carat 5N-pink 5N pink gold circumference with a hand-engraved eagle surrounds seven complications of the unitary Les Cabinotiers Caliber 2755 Eagle models, including minute repetitions, turbines and perpetual calendars. Les Cabinotiers Armillary Tourbillon with an engraving image of the reptiles on the perimeter of the dial has retrograde hours and minutes. Les Cabinotiers 14-Day Tourbillon contains a detailed rendering of lion, created with the help of Grand Feu enameling made with gold, in itself caliber 2260, a small seconds turbine at the position of six hours on a turbine cage and an incredible 336 hours of spare energy.
Customers who want to focus all their attention on the artwork on these models can opt for Les Cabinotiers Mysterious Animals Tiger in a platinum casing that contains engraving in the central part of the dial. A white tiger created from hand-engraved 18-carat gold comes under the 18-carat gold bamboo. The gold enamel enameled in Les Cabinotiers The Grisaille Falcon model with a 18-carat white gold body reflects the greatest dose of minimalism, making it a wonderfully made animal at the center of attention.
All timepieces from this collection, which include the Rhinoceros and Monkey, and have a total of twenty models, come with a prestigious Geneva stamp, an alligator leather belt and a wooden box of Macasar abonos.