Tribute To Chinese New Year of Rooster – Vacheron Constantin Luxury Watches

Called Vacheron Constantin Métiers D’Art Legend Of The Chinese Zodiac Year Of The Rooster this spectacular watch was specially designed for Chinese fans of the finest Swiss-made watches. To celebrate the Chinese New Year, Vacheron Constantin has introduced two new Chinese-inspired watches part of a limited-edition series that’s meant to seduce us all. Vacheron Constantin’s Métiers d’Art collection is a working piece of art, benefiting from extremely complicated craft techniques, such as gem-setting, enameling, engraving, painting, and more. These new watches are actually inspired by last year’s Métiers d’Art Legend of the Chinese Zodiac Year of the Monkey watch, obviously featuring a rooster instead of the money, with a 40 mm platinum or 18K 5N pink gold case, that’s able to handle 30-meter deep waters. The dial comes with motifs of flowers, featuring an ancient Chinese paper-cutting style called jiǎnzhǐ (剪纸) in Mandarin. The flowers were etched directly into the metal and made to look 3D, as if they were floating right above the dial and under the sapphire crystal glass. The base of the dial is Grand Feu enamel, while at the center of the dial you will notice a rooster made out of either platinum or gold, matching the case material. Vacheron Constantin’s 237-component automatic caliber 2460 G4 makes everything keep ticking, backed up by a 40-hour power reserve and the Hallmark of Geneva. There’s also a 22k gold rotor, decorated with guilloche, and the fact that this watch will be limited to only 24 pieces – 12 in platinum and another 12 in 18K 5N pink gold – each of them priced at US$100,500, makes this timepiece even more incredible.

Vacheron Constantin The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac 2014 Year of the Horse

The year of the horse will start from February 2014, replacing the actual snake sign. And the famous Swiss watch manufacturer Vacheron Constantin celebrates the Chinese Zodiac with its new masterpiece. This marvelous extension of the renowned Métiers d’Art collection comes in two versions, either made of pink gold or platinum, each of which is limited to just 12 pieces. The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac is an exclusive line of artistic watches, based on the 12-year cycle. They showcase the leaf motif, characteristic for classic Chinese iconography, which is directly engraved on a gold dial. By subtle stage-setting of numerous reliefs applied to the golden base, the brand’s engravers created a great depth effect, while threads which represent bamboo stalks look like floating over the surface. The most impressive work is visible on the horse figure, with the every single detail executed to the perfection.