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A Beautiful Journey

Dating back to 1831, this champleve enamel pocket watch is inspired by Indian enamelled floral tapestry.

Dating back to 1831, this champlevé enamel pocket watch is inspired by Indian enamelled floral tapestry.

From metiers d’art creations inspired by various cultures to intricate skeleton watches, the 2014 releases from Vacheron Constantin have left a deep impression on us. But we would expect nothing less: Coupling intricate artistic crafts with fine timekeeping mechanisms is a forte that the Swiss manufacture has honed over some 260 years. If you’re making a trip to Geneva before October 31, be sure to make an appointment to check out Travels & Adornments, an exhibition at the Vacheron Constantin manufacture. More than 40 historical models tell the rich story of the maison’s horological decorations. By appointment only (tel: 022-930-20-05).

A 1921 design featuring a champlevé enamel motif of the Greek god Hermes on his chariot.

A 1921 design featuring a champlevé enamel motif of the Greek god Hermes on his chariot.
One of a series of skeleton watches demonstrating the delicate art of openworking.

One of a series of skeleton watches demonstrating the delicate art of openworking.