GLOSSED IN ANTIQUITY

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Just when you thought the oldest Swiss manufacture couldn’t imbue their wristwatches with any more artisanal flair, Vacheron Constantin add four new pieces to their Métiers d’Art limited edition series.

Photo by Romain Levrault

What do the adventures of Vasco da Gama, the Chinese year of the dog, and a paper-and-silk hot air balloon that glided over Paris in 1783 have in common? They — and their topical kith and kin — have all been depicted as part of Vacheron Constantin’s Métiers d’Art programme, which invites watch lovers to journey through time via the almost unfathomable creative brio of its master artisans.

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Scott Harper

Published

June 2022

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