Vacheron Constantin Adds to Its Les Cabinotiers Watch Collection

By Paul Joseph

Swiss luxury watch brand Vacheron Constantin has launched four one-of-a-kind watches as a part of its 2019 Les Cabinotiers collection.

Called the Minute Repeater Tourbillon Four Seasons, the new ‘La Musique du Temps’ collection of four bespoke watches was unveiled recently in Singapore and pays tribute to the watchmaker’s rich heritage of minute repeater watches that spans over two centuries.

Each of the four unique pieces represents the four seasons of spring, summer, autumn, and winter, with the dials depicting a carp swimming in a decor decorated with seasonal colours.

The watch faces are engraved using the bas-relief technique to highlight the richness of the scenography. In this technique, it takes 60 hours just for engraving before colour is applied using the enamel champlevé method.

All four watches are equipped with the 2755 TMR caliber, which regulates the striking mechanism by means of a one-minute tourbillon with a rotating carriage serving to neutralise the effects of the Earth’s gravity. 

The manual-winding movement, with a 58-hour power reserve discreetly indicated on the back, beats at a rate of 2.5Hz (18,000 a/h), a low frequency typical of traditional watchmaking.

Founded by Jean-Marc Vacheron in 1755, Vacheron Constantin have grown to become one of the world’s most famous luxury watch makers.

By Paul Joseph