“Mécaniques Sauvages” Armillary Tourbillon SnakeReference# 9810C/000R-B369NEWCompare
- Limited Edition: one-of-a-kind
- Case: 18-karat rose gold, case-band covered with snake engraving
- Size: 45mm
- Movement: hand-wound manufacture caliber 1990, Hallmark of Geneva Certified
- Function: armillary tourbillon, retrograde hours and minutes
- Power Reserve: approximately 65 hours
- Dial: slate gray
- Caseback: sapphire crystal
- Hands: titanium
- Strap/Bracelet: hand-stitched Mississippiensis alligator leather
Vacheron Constantin has unveiled an exclusive assortment of one-of-a-kind models created by its Les Cabinotiers department.
The power of the majestic wild animals adorning the dials and cases reflects the potency the stunning work involved in associating the watchmaking expertise of grand complications with the mastery of artistic crafts. The strength of a bird of prey or a reptile, and the panache of a feline, convey the values of the maison: tradition and innovation, craftsmanship, hand finishing, extreme care for details, as well as elegance.
Through this eloquent mode of expression in which it excels, Vacheron Constantin reinterprets each animal family, from savannah to jungle, earth to sky, myth to reality. A universe that will naturally inspire the bespoke orders that are the essence of Les Cabinotiers.
Across three centuries, Vacheron Constantin has been perpetuating the tradition of “Les Cabinotiers,” the name given to the prestigious and cultivated watchmakers who exercised their art in light-filled workshops located on the top floors of Geneva buildings. Exceptional bespoke timepieces were devised at the time, brimming with a rare degree of technical and aesthetic complexity, inspired by astronomy, science and art.
Today, Vacheron Constantin continues to take up these highly technical and incredibly creative challenges through offering its customers one-of-a-kind models, as well as specially commissioned bespoke watches.
Engineers, designers, master watchmakers and artisans combine their imagination, their expertise and their passion in giving life to this embodiment of horological expertise and extreme refinement. Humming to the beat of a minute repeater or an armillary tourbillon, and embellished with enameling and engraving, “Mécaniques Sauvages” spring to vibrant life, gaze sharpened and instinct heightened, ready to leap into action.
“Mécaniques Sauvages” Mysterious Animals Tiger: This exotic and inventive expression of time is equipped with a 2460 G4 caliber driving four displays appearing through four apertures. The hours, minutes, day and date are arranged around the dial periphery so as to give pride of place to Artistic Crafts.
Jungle animals lend themselves to this daring composition, with a tiger emerging from a bamboo forest and appearing at the center of the dial that is entirely hand-engraved with an infinite sense of detail. The ancestral technique of fine line engraving requires at least five years of experience to master its incredible finesse, with this intaglio-type sculpting of the material highlighting every strikingly realistic detail. The animal merges naturally into the surrounding plant life of the jungle decor.
This creation stages a remarkable balance between the strength of these divine messengers – whether symbolizing family protection or happiness – and the foliage through which it roams wild and free.