In pictures: Vacheron Constantin unveils bespoke watches in Dubai

May 1, 2016 3:31 pm

Vacheron Constantin manufacture. (Image supplied)

Vacheron Constantin, one of the oldest haute horlogerie manufacture showed the world, from Dubai, a sneak peek of the sophisticated timepieces it produces in its bespoke department, Atelier Cabinotiers.

 

The timepieces of the mini-collection, which first arrived to the brand’s boutique at The Dubai Mall are:

Malte tourbillon

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A high jewellery unique timepiece, certified by the Hallmark of Geneva, highlights the delicate craft of gem-setting, as it features a entirely hand-crafted invisible setting of 398 baguette diamonds and 36 yellow diamond, totaling approximately 19.67 carats.

 

On the inside, the timepiece is equipped with mechanical hand-wound caliber of 169 parts, with almost two-day power reserve.

 

Maître Cabinotier 15-Complications Lions

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This Grand Complication timepiece highlights the remarkable expertise of the maison, housing 15 challenging complications, highlighting the pride of astronomical functions .

 

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It features a hand-engraved case showcasing four lions on a savannah background. All within a 47mm diameter, 19.1mm thick, 18 carat 5N pink gold case.

 

Traditionnelle Calibre 2755: Engraved With “ORNEMENTAL FEATHERS”

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Belonging to the Traditionnelle collection, this timepiece is inspired by the aesthetic codes defining historic creations from Vacheron Constantin.

 

It houses a hand-wound calibre, combining a tourbillon, a perpetual calendar and a minute repeater, in addition to a 58-hours power displayed on a bridge on the back of the movement.

 

The case, bezel and lugs of this timepiece are hand-engraved with ornemental feathers, which contribute to the thousands of hours taken to produce timepiece of 44 mm-diameter case in 18K 5N pink gold.

 

A silvered opaline dial adorned with 18K pink gold applied to the hour-markers, and an 18K pink gold triple-blade folding clasp shaped like a half Maltese cross hugs the wearer’s wrist.

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The dedicated bespoke services department has, established in 2006, has been reviving the origins of the brand, by producing unique timepieces to its elite clientele.

 

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Hind Mustafa
By Hind Mustafa
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Hind Mustafa specializes on the business of luxury in the region; she also covers hospitality and technology sectors. With more than four years' experience, she brings depth and clarity to the region's business news and views.



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