With this stunning Vacheron Constantin Metiers d’Art Perspectives d’Art watch from Vacheron pays a tribute to the “association of the famous Métiers d’Art cultivated within the Manufacture Vacheron Constantin” by bringing together engravers, enamellers, gemsetters and guillochers for creating a stunning Only Watch 2011 chronograph. Based on the repetitive tiling designs technique known as tessellation, the watch actually plays around with your power of perception. Inspired by a sketch drawn by Dutch engraver and graphic artist Maurits Cornelis, the watch is set in 18-carat white gold with Champleve enameling and sports 40 diamond for a set of birds on a 40mm dial weighing 0.08 carats.
The design is a reminder of the “concepts of geometry, symbolism and motion.” Depicting “a flight of red and white doves” the watch runs on a Swiss automatic Vacheron in-house caliber 2460SC. The watch offers 30 meters of water resistance and 40 hours of power reserve. The Red birds are crafted in translucide enameling work, while the white birds are cast in opalescent enameling and Gold birds are crafted using hand-guilloché. The watch has been finished with a black alligator that sports a gold buckle.