Vacheron Constantin

Metiers D’Art Fabeleux Ornements

Vacheron Constantin has taken a virtual journey around the world since it launched Fabuleux Ornements two years ago. The line puts traditional decorative art techniques from different cultures onto elaborate dials. This year, the brand takes inspiration from France, India, China and the Ottoman Empire to create
four timepieces
called French Lace, Indian Manuscript, Ottoman Architecture and Chinese Embroidery. Equally impressive is the calibre 1003 SQRH2 powering the timepieces, an open-worked version of the ultra-thin in-house calibre 1003. At just 1.64mm thick, and with essential structural elements reduced to tiny arcs almost as fine as a strand of hair, it is an extraordinary example of mechanical minimalism. 

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Published 4th May 2016