Vacheron Constantin continues to be impressing the timepiece fans year after year… for approximately 250 years approximately. Plus they certainly aren’t likely to start disappointing this season. Using their degree of the watchmaking industry excessive, their whole 2014 selection is extremely newsworthy. One beautiful collection for ladies from SIHH really caught my attention and thus I’ve made the decision to talk about them first. (With photos through the Hour Lounge).
A part of their ongoing Metiers d’Arts series, the Fabuleux Ornements Collection combines their incredible skeletonization and engraving abilities having a group of specialized artists. Utilizing a whitened or pink gold situation having a gemstone bezel, VC have delicately produced, decorated and engraved an ultra-thin, openwork movement made from 18k gold. Then 10 different master artists work their miracle on every. Together the outcomes are four watches, each carrying out a theme inspired by traditional artistic representations of 4 classical cultures.
Metiers d’Arts Fabuleux Ornements – Chinese Embroidery
This watch is inspired by Chinese silk thread embroidery and required several specialized strategies to create its design. Referred to as glyptic art, gems are carefully engraved and created. Using rubies, garnets and cuprites, small, carefully detailed flowers are created out. Gold stems leaving will also be engraved and attached. Gem cloisonné jobs are also completed to the dial, with is using wire set being an outline onto form a design. Within this situation white gold or platinum wire can be used to produce a tapestry of whitened opal gemstones. Another bezel can also be set with diamonds at about the time.
Metiers d’Arts Fabuleux Ornements – French Lacework
This watch utilizes a design inspired by traditional French lace embroidery. The crimson dial is utilizes a Grand Feu enameling technique, that is colored not by direct fresh paint, but by using oxides towards the gold and putting it into an very hot fire oven. It features a guilloche motif engraved in it, telling of made fabric. A white gold or platinum design is delicately created out and jeweled and hang around the dial, to help remind of delicate French lace. This includes a inner bezel set with diamonds.
Metiers d’Arts Fabuleux Ornements – Ottoman Architecture
This piece is devoted towards the beautiful architecture from the Ottoman Empire. Utilizing a chamfering woodworking technique, pink gold is created right into a moucharaby motif that is a traditional Arabic wooden lattice design. The repeating pattern is presented having a string of small bead formed coins lined round the edges, referred to as migraine. The latticework will be studded with half-gem beads, to echo the scrolling designs also observed in Middle Eastern architecture. It’s ready on the mother-of-gem bedding.
Metiers d’Arts Fabuleux Ornements – Indian Manuscript
Taking inspiration from classical Indian illustrations we’ve this colorful accessory for the gathering. It features champleve enamelling, which involved carving out an overview of the image into gold, then filling it with colored enamel to create it to existence. Additionally, it experiences our prime warmth cooking process known as Grand Feu, with a lot more hands engraving used. Aside from the skill required to engrave it, using the ten different colored enamel in to the design needs to be very accurate after which cooked effectively, meaning there’s no room for error. The end result is Asian flowers that blossom gaily against a vibrant blue sky.