Vacheron Constantin brings to the Watches and Wonders 2022 watch exhibition three Les Cabinotiers versions, inspired by the ocean.
At the Watches and Wonders exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland (from March 30 to April 5), enthusiasts discussed a lot about Vacheron Constantin’s three 2022 Les Cabinotiers models. Most rated the design as unique, containing the quintessence of handicraft art and eye-catching.
The term “Les Cabinotiers” refers to highly skilled craftsmen who work in rooms placed on high floors to receive as much natural light as possible. Since the 18th century, these watch models have attracted the elite and powerful in Europe, continuously selling out as soon as they were released.
Each Les Cabinotiers is finished using ancient and rare craftsmanship techniques from many world cultures, combined with Vacheron Constantin’s own craftsmanship.
The legend of the ghost ship known as the “Flying Dutchman” was the inspiration for the Les Royaumes Aquatiques version, marked by an enamel dial and miniature decoration.
The 2755 TMR movement is made up of 471 components, has a minute repeater function and a complex tourbillon mechanism. It took the artist more than two months to complete this watch.
The Les Cabinotiers Grisaille – Turtle model also applies miniature painting technique to the dial, expressing the depth of the ocean in artistic language.
Hand-sketched image of sea turtles swimming among coral reefs. The manufacturer applied grisaille enamel technique, emphasizing the main gray tone and light and dark patches, demonstrating the skillful skills of the craftsmen.
Hidden in the 18K 5N rose gold case is the in-house Caliber 2160 – a tourbillon line that is exceptionally thin, although still equipped with a self-winding mechanism. The bezel is studded with sapphires creating a color gradient that simulates the ocean.