The oldest continually running Swiss observe model, Vacheron Constantin creates gorgeous Métiers d’Arts timepieces in its “The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac” collection every yr in honor of the Chinese New 12 months and this a person does not disappoint. The beloved rabbit brings a gorgeous presence to the dial.
Just nine of just about every of the 40mm watches will be created: a single variation is platinum with a blue dial that includes a white gold sculpted rabbit on it, and a person model is rose gold with a burnished bronzed shade dial and a pink gold sculpted rabbit in the heart. To make the adorable creature on the dial, Vacheron Constantin’s artists appeared to the historical art of paper-slicing, recognized as Jianzhi, and reinterpreted it through masterful engraving and enamel do the job.
In the middle of the dial, a three-dimensional sculpted platinum or pink gold (depending on the edition) bunny sits amidst a qualifications of gorgeous foliage. The total entire body is so finely etched and engraved that a single can distinguish even the tiniest of hairs on the hare.
The artistic craftsmanship in this enjoy is so comprehensive and exacting that it must be supported with an equally as critical motion: the Caliber 2460 G4. Made in dwelling by Vacheron Constantin and carrying the Geneva Seal, this movement is devoid of palms and uses apertures to screen the time. This frees up the total dial to permit the bunny reside in all its glory. The complicated 237-aspect motion is seen by way of a sapphire caseback. The platinum variation sells for $131,000, although the gold edition sells for $108,000.