First launched in 2013, Vacheron Constantin’s Métiers d’Art Florilège collection consisted of three floral themed watched inspired by the beautiful botanical illustrations featured in The Temple of Flora by Robert John Thornton. These three watches used elaborate techniques including guillochage, gem setting and enameling to incorporate the beauty and detail of the books floral plates into Vacheron watches. China Limodoron- dramatic red orchids, Queen – exotic birds of paradise and White Lilly- Ivory lilies with gold detailing against a crimson backdrop, were the three models complete with diamond set white gold bezels and matching crocodile leather straps. Each watch was limited to 20 pieces only.
Now, Vacheron expands this collection with three exquisite new offerings. Rose Centifolia, Renealmia and Tulip. Renealmia features a lush bloom with a deep red center and pink shaded outer petals, against a backdrop punctuated by flower buds. Its crocodile leather strap is a matching deep crimson.
Rose centifolia features a spray of flowers which are the result of extensive crossbreeding between wild varieties from the Caucasus and Iran. A red strap complements the realistic looking enameled flowers.
Lastly the Tulip, references the flower that originated from the foot of the Himalayas and went on to capture the human imagination. Deep purple tulips meet blue and yellow counterparts on this richly detailed dial that is complemented by an aubergine strap.
As with their predecessors these watches feature 18k white gold cases and sapphire crystal casebacks. Each bezel features 64 round-cut diamonds. The watches are limited to 20 pieces each.
Métiers d’Art Florilège continues the themes of floral enameled dials that we’ve seen at Van Cleef and Arpels.
[Via – News-Watchprosite]