Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art The legend of the Chinese Zodiac - Year of the Dragon
- Self Winding/Automatic
- Poinçon de Genève (Hallmark of Geneva)
- 3.00atm / 30.00m / 100.00ft
- Deployment Buckle
- Mississippiensis Alligator
It all began with the sign of the snake in 2012. As it comes to the end of a 12-year cycle, the Métiers d’Art The Legend of the Chinese zodiac Collection welcomes two 25-piece limited editions unveiled during Watches and Wonders Shanghai. A symbol of nobility, strength, good luck and success, the dragon unfurls its mystical aura while grasping a pearl, a symbol of knowledge and wisdom, on the dial of these two new creations in 950 platinum or 18K 5N pink gold, combining the beauty of the engraving and enamelling with the technical of Calibre 2460 G4.
In Chinese culture, the dragon is said to be endowed with incredible virtues. As the Year of the Rabbit draws to a close, the fabulous dragon follows, majestically occupying the dial of the two new Métiers d’Art The Legend of the Chinese zodiac – Year of the Dragon limited editions unveiled at Watches and Wonders Shanghai.
The embodiment of honour, nobility, success and good luck, this supernatural creature was also a powerful symbol of Chinese imperial power and is doubtless still the most popular zodiac sign in this age-old culture. Its sculpted snake-like silhouette now takes centre stage on this watch, a symbolic sight featuring countless details that stand out in relief against a delicately engraved and enamelled decoration. The resulting fantastical artwork epitomises a blend of strength and delicacy, born of the union of engraving and enamelling, two rare skills cultivated by Vacheron Constantin.