HAPPINESS, PROSPERITY, AND LONGEVITY
These limited series, each produced in a limited edition of 12 watches, offer everything needed to seduce passionate collectors: fine watchmaking and artistic craftsmanship.
The arrival of the new lunar cycle on January 22, 2023, marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year. On this occasion, Vacheron Constantin presents two limited editions, the Métiers d’Art The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac – Year of the Rabbit, celebrating the long-awaited event. As with previous creations, such as the versions dedicated to the year of the tiger, the expertise of the master engravers and enamellers gave rise to sublime dials featuring the consecrated animal. In a brown or blue pastoral background, depending on the version, a rabbit, symbol of benevolence, all in relief, engraved by hand, dominates the center of the composition. Remarkable is the fact that no hour or minute hands overload this delicate artistic scenography.
The time data is displayed in four separate apertures. One indicates the hours, another the minutes, the third the day, and the last the date. The trailing indications of the first two and the jumping information of the calendar are powered by the 2460 G4 caliber. This self-winding movement, made up of 237 components, provides 40 hours of power reserve. This mechanism, developed and manufactured in-house, integrates either a platinum or pink gold case, 40mm in diameter and 12.72mm thick. This is combined with an alligator leather wristband in a color coordinated with the dial, closed with a folding clasp. The excellence of these timepieces is recognized and certified by the Poinçon de Genève.