“Mécaniques Sauvages” Grisaille FalconReference# 86090/000G-B540NEWCompare
- Limited Edition: one-of-a-kind
- Case: 18-karat white gold
- Size: 40mm
- Movement: automatic-winding manufacture caliber 2460SC, Hallmark of Geneva Certified
- Power Reserve: approximately 40 hours
- Dial: falcon made from grand feu translucent and grisaille enamel
- Caseback: sapphire crystal
- Hands: 18-karat white gold
- 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” Grisaille Falcon: The power and grace of the falcon, king of birds, inspired the decoration in grand feu grisaille enamel “Blanc de Limoges” adorning the dials of this extraordinary model.
Expertise and rigorous discipline are once again the watchwords in mastering this art, since firing between 800° and 900°C proves extremely delicate given the risk of burning the dial. The deft touch of the master enameller endows this animal with visually striking bearing, posture and expression. The effect is even more apparent on these more sharply defined black and white dials crafted using his expertise.
This model is driven by an extremely reliable self-winding movement, equipped with a stop-seconds device bringing the seconds hand to a halt so as to enable more accurate adjustment, as well as enjoying greater longevity thanks to the ceramic ball bearings on the oscillating weight.