Vacheron Constantin Égérie self-winding, entirely attired in gold
Enter the world of “Haute Manufacture”
— November 19th, 2020 —
Vacheron Constantin’s watchmaking muse appears in a stunning new variation gracing the wrist with a supple new bracelet in 18K 5N pink gold. Thus attired, this self-winding Égérie model – an ideal companion for both daytime and evening wear – exudes a seductively precious allure.
A flowing pink gold bracelet with a mesh-type effect ensuring a perfect ‘second skin’ fit on the wrist.
A 35 mm pink gold case daintily rimmed with diamonds.
An offset date indication displayed on a tapestry-patterned dial resembling a pleated fabric.
A bracelet as smooth as a second skin
The Vacheron Constantin ladies’ collection revealed at the beginning of the year has continued to flourish with a new variation of the Égérie self-winding model. Boldly contemporary and delightfully classic, it now pairs its exquisite curves with an 18K 5N pink gold bracelet. Delightfully supple and soft as a second skin, feeling like leather on skin, its links the feminine wrist with infinite elegance, making one almost forget it is even there. Draped entirely in gold, this watch presents a seductive composition, capturing the spirit of the times and perfectly suited to all outfits and every occasion, ranging from super-casual to ultra-formal.
A very stylish look
Inspired by the world of haute couture and the aesthetic sophistication inherited from Vacheron Constantin’s heritage, the Égérie self-winding watch celebrates the collection’s unique style. Flowing seamlessly into a new 18K 5N pink gold bracelet, its case is a dainty 35 mm 18K 5N pink gold pebble rimmed with 58 diamonds. Its silvered opaline dial features a “pleats” pattern created using the time-honoured tapestry technique.
Using a machine dating from 1904 and resembling a pantograph, it is finely engraved thanks to the expertly applied touch of the guillocheur, revealing a subtle play of textures and depth evoking a precious fabric. It is against this backdrop that time performs its fascinating choreography, punctuated by leaf-type hands sweeping across gracefully scripted numerals recalling finely scalloped lace embroidery.
Setting a final distinctive touch, the beautifully rounded diamond-set date display is offset along a diagonal line running between Vacheron Constantin’s signature and the crown, perkily adorned with a moonstone. This asymmetry enhances the personality of this extremely chic watch with an audacious contemporary twist.
Through its sapphire caseback, the Égérie self-winding model reveals the hand-crafted Côtes de Genève fine watchmaking finishes and delicately openworked oscillating weight – inspired by the shape of the Maltese Cross – equipping the Manufacture self-winding 1088 calibre.
Ten of these watches will be available exclusively on Net-à-Porter as of November 19th 2020, one month before the models arrive in Vacheron Constantin points of sale.
Movement: Calibre 1088 - Manufacture calibre Mechanical, self-winding Diameter: 20.80 mm (9’’’) Thickness: 3.83 mm Power reserve: Approximately 40 hours Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour) Components : 144 Jewels: 26
Indications:Hours, minutes, central seconds - Date
Case:18K 5N pink gold Diameter: 35 mm Thickness: 9.32 mm Bezel set with 58 round-cut diamonds Crown set with a moonstone Transparent sapphire crystal caseback Water-resistance tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx. 30 meters)
Dial: Silvered opaline, “pleats” pattern created using a tapestry technique 18K 5N pink gold ring set with 34 round-cut diamonds Circular “pearl” minute track 18K 5N pink gold applied Arabic numerals and index
Bracelet: 18K 5N bracelet with triple-blade folding clasp with push-pieces
Total diamond-setting: 92 round-cut diamonds, for a total weight of approx. 0.97 carats