Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Tribute to Great Civilizations: Artistic Beauty At The Louvre (Video)

Vacheron Constantin enters into a partnership with the most famous museum in the world: the Louvre. Marking the moment, which had to be delayed slightly due to COVID, the brand staged an event in the museum, the stars of which were a limited edition set of four timepieces decorated with rare crafts and paying tribute to great works of ancient art found in the museum.

Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Tribute to Great Civilizations set

Called Métiers d’Art Tribute to Great Civilizations, the four timepieces in the limited set include Grand Sphinx de Tanis (Sphinx/Ancient Egypt), Lion de Darius (lion relief from frieze of palace of Darius I/Persia), Buste d’Auguste (bust of Octavius/Roman Empire), and Victoire de Samothrace (Winged Victory/Ancient Greece).

All four of these ancient works of art located in the Louvre have been artistically reproduced by Vacheron Constantin’s artisans using rare crafts on the dials: champlevé and grisaille enamel, stone marquetry, stone micro mosaic, and hand-engraving among them.

In this video, The Watches TV talks to heritage and creative director Christian Selmoni as well as CMO Laurent Perves. The two men explain how the watches came about and the extreme virtuosity that went into their making. And you can look forward to brilliant scenes of the watches themselves as well as some “making of” footage.

For more information on these watches, please visit vacheron-constantin.com/us/en/maison/craftsmanship/metiers-d-art/tribute-to-great-civilisations.

For more horological videos by The Watches TV visit www.watchestv.com.

Quick Facts Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Tribute to Great Civilizations Grand Sphinx de Tanis
Case: 42 x 12.9 mm, 18-karat red gold
Movement: automatic Caliber 2460 G4, 40-hour power reserve, 28,800 vph/4 Hz frequency, Geneva Seal
Dial: champlevé enamel, metallization on inside of sapphire crystal, hand-engraved yellow gold appliqué
Functions: hours, minutes; weekday, date (all shown in windows)
Limitation: 5 pieces
Price: upon request, only available at Vacheron Constantin boutiques

Quick Facts Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Tribute to Great Civilizations Lion de Darius
Case: 42 x 12.9 mm, 18-karat red gold
Movement: automatic Caliber 2460 G4, 40-hour power reserve, 28,800 vph/4 Hz frequency, Geneva Seal
Dial: champlevé enamel, stone marquetry, hand-engraved white gold appliqué, metallization on inside of sapphire crystal
Functions: hours, minutes; weekday, date (all shown in windows)
Limitation: 5 pieces
Price: upon request, only available at Vacheron Constantin boutiques

Quick Facts Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Tribute to Great Civilizations Buste d’Auguste
Case: 42 x 12.9 mm, 18-karat white gold
Movement: automatic Caliber 2460 G4, 40-hour power reserve, 28,800 vph/4 Hz frequency, Geneva Seal
Dial: enamel, stone micro mosaic, hand-engraved white gold appliqué, metallization on inside of sapphire crystal
Functions: hours, minutes; weekday, date (all shown in windows)
Limitation: 5 pieces
Price: upon request, only available at Vacheron Constantin boutiques

Quick Facts Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Tribute to Great Civilizations Victoire de Samothrace
Case: 42 x 12.9 mm, 18-karat white gold
Movement: automatic Caliber 2460 G4, 40-hour power reserve, 28,800 vph/4 Hz frequency, Geneva Seal
Dial: grisaille enamel, hand-engraved white gold appliqué, metallization on inside of sapphire crystal
Functions: hours, minutes; weekday, date (all shown in windows)
Limitation: 5 pieces
Price: upon request, only available at Vacheron Constantin boutiques

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