Here’s a unique timepiece that pays fitting tribute to the art of tailoring. The Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Elégance Sartoriale carefully treads the fine line between technical expertise and style. The watch is inspired by the finer elements of a masculine wardrobe that is enswathed with fabrics that sport rich, elegant shades. The dial of the watch brings for these subtle references to the art of tailoring with imitation of the actual fabrics.
The dial is coated with a translucent Grand Feu enamel, depicting the shades and colors of fine masculine grooming. A sub-dial houses the hours and minutes and it is rimmed with mother-of-pearl so as to resemble buttons used in tailoring. The watches employ a Caliber 1400 mechanical manual-winding movement. It comprises of 98 components and 20 jewels with a 40-hour power reserve on offer.
The Métiers d’Art Elégance Sartoriale line comprises of five different styles, each with its unique pattern. These include the Prince of Wales check that is presented on raspberry red enamel, the herringbone motif on a lavender-toned enamel, the windowpane pattern on warm grey, the pin stripes on a touch of soft linen and the tartan motif with the criss-crosses on a sea of cerulean blue.
Each nook and corner of the timepiece reflects the craftsmanship of a tailor and a watchmaker alike. The latter imitating the design sensibilities of the former.