Metiers d’Art Mecaniques Ajourees

Vacheron Constantin 2014

Vacheron Constantin: Metiers d’Art Mecaniques Ajourees

Built around one of Vacheron Constantin's iconic movements, the 4400 calibre, this sculptural watch with its transparent and arched construction evokes the major European railway stations from the golden age of the industrial revolution. The skele- tonised mechanism - almost half the material has been removed compared with the solid movement - is further embellished by the stunning hand-engraving, then accentuated by the outer ring in opaque Grand Feu enamel. The Roman hour numerals are inspired by the shape of those on nineteenth-century station clocks.

Movement | hand-wound skeleton Manufacture 4400SQ calibre, 28.60 mm ø, 2.80 mm high, 127 parts, 28,800 vibrations/hour frequency, 65-hour power reserve, Poinçon de Genève

Functions | hours, minutes

Dial | open, opaque grey Grand Feu enamel ring

Case | round, 18k white gold, sapphire back, 40 mm ø, 7.50 mm high, water-resistant to 30 metres