Vacheron Constantin Launches New Dance-Inspired Collection

By Paul Joseph

Luxury Swiss watchmakers Vacheron Constantin have released a new collection of limited edition timepieces created using the ancient and increasingly rare technique of Grand Feu grisaille enamelling.

Featuring three timepieces, the Métiers d’Art Hommage à l’Art de la Danse collection features three timepieces also provide a homage to the world of dance and, specifically, the work of French artist Edgar Degas, who was fascinated by ballerinas.

Comprising 27 jewels and 182 components, each of the three watches features Grand Feu grisaille enamelling, which is a technique mastered by only a handful of artisans.

For the watch dials, the master enamel artist drew inspiration from three paintings: Ballet Room at the Opera in Rue le Peletier (1874), Ballet Rehearsal (1873), and Two Dancers on Stage (1874).

Other notable features of the watches include a 40mm, 18-karat white gold case, a Calibre 2460 SC movement developed and crafted by Vacheron Constantin, a black alligator leather strap, an 18-karat white gold buckle, water resistance up to 30 metres, and a power reserve of approximately 40 hours.

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

By Paul Joseph