There are two instances when time completely stops; one, when you’re quarantined for weeks and tomorrows, don’t seem any different than yesterdays, and the second instance is when you come across something so beautiful and enchanting you lose track of time. That’s the kind of effect, Vacheron Constantin’s artisanal and mesmerizing timepieces have on us. Part of Watches & Wonders 2020, Vacheron Constantin unveils Les Cabinotiers “The Singing Birds”. If you want to vouch for the artistic and technical dexterity of Vacheron Constantin then this is the collection to flaunt. The “Singing Birds” watches are available in four different unique variations that come alive with champleve enameling, and each depicting a different bird. A hummingbird, blue jay, blue tit, and robin bring life to the timepieces that combine brightly-feathered aesthetics with a wandering hours display. This complication implies the time is read by moving a pointer showing the hour across an arc showing the minutes. The concept is that the moving hour display keeps an almost metaphorical count of the passing minutes rising and setting along the hourly arc. All watches feature two-tiered dials comprising of the enameled layer and the guilloché area to display these indications. The movement is also equipped with a free-sprung balance wheel and a 40-hour power reserve. Timepieces are powered by the in-house self-winding 1120 AT caliber.
The dials are framed by elegant 40 mm-diameter cases in pink gold or white gold. Each timepiece is fitted with an alligator leather strap in a color matching that of the dial. Price is available on request.