When two dynamic minds come together, it’s bound to be historic. And the watch collectors and manufacturers have something to rejoice, that to the Métiers d’Art – Les Masques collection created by Vacheron Constantin and Geneva’s Barbier-Mueller Museum. Said to be kept under tight wraps, the watch is created with the traditional ancestral Japanese maki-e polish. Each of the three versions of this watch will see a limited release of 20 pieces per year.
The watch features the manual-wind Vacheron in-house caliber 1003 SQ movement. It is made with 14carat gold, which is treated in ruthenium, and has been finally stamped with a Geneva Hallmark. The internals have been studded with 18 jewels and has a 30-hour power reserve. The case is available in 18carat rose or white gold, which is coated with Japanese maki-e lacquer. It is 40mm in diameter and has a water resistance of 30 meters.