Vacheron Constantin’s New Watch Collection Inspired by Ancient Beasts

By Paul Joseph

Swiss luxury watch brand Vacheron Constantin has created a limited edition collection of men’s timepieces inspired by animals dating back to medieval times.

The Métiers d’Art Savoirs Enluminés collection boasts "illuminated" dials featuring beastly motifs that take their design cues from the Aberdeen Beastiary – a 12th century text that contains knowledge and beliefs from the era.

The Vacheron Constantin Vultures watch features two birds creating a circle, said to symbolise “infinity and longevity”, while the Vacheron Constantin Altion watch depicts a green seabird, billed by its makers as a metaphor for serenity.

The beasts have all been painted in Grand Feu enamel and are decorated with different textures of gold.

Notable technical features include an exclusive self-winding Calibre 1120 AT mechanism, built on an ultra-thin base movement of just 5.45mm.

Each watch in the Métiers d’Art Savoirs Enluminés collection is strictly limited to just 20 pieces.

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


By Paul Joseph