VACHERON CONSTANTIN presents the latest masterpiece of the Métiers d’Art master series The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac to the watch collectors and fine watch enthusiasts-Year of the Pig . The pig is a symbol of generosity and happiness. February 5, 2019 is the Chinese Spring Festival. By then, Tengu will drive out the cold, and the treasure pig will bring warm spring. On this occasion, two new works were released in a limited edition of 12 each, showing the outstanding performance of the 2460 G4 movement and the endless style of the brand’s art and craftsmanship.

Vacheron Constantin has launched the zodiac watch since 2013 (the year of the snake), and the series has developed to the zodiac year of the pig. The brand once again uses familiar designs and craftsmanship to bring expressive face pictures

Since 1845, Vacheron Constantin has established a special friendship with China. The art of Chinese paper-cutting and the famous Scherenschnitt in Swiss culture have the same meaning. This art craft has also become the legendary watch of the Chinese Zodiac in the Métiers d \\ ‘Art master series of Vacheron Constantin. In the highlights, the masters of sculptors and enamels worked together to give the series a new interpretation.

The pig pattern on the face plate is carved in gold and the surrounding is filled with enamel. The visual effect is quite detailed

On the gold dial of the watch, the decorative patterns of branches and leaves carved by hand-carving techniques are derived from traditional Chinese floral patterns, and the semi-embedded design is used to carefully combine different relief patterns in different depths to create a layered sense. The depth of the effect, the carved plant seems to be suspended above the face plate. After that, the production of the big fire enamel was carried out. Only a handful of artisans are familiar with this ancient craft. The enamel master highlights the visual tension of color by covering the faceplate with several layers of enamel glaze. When enamel is fired in a kiln at 800 to 900 degrees Celsius, the enamel master is required to have a professional inferential ability to strictly control the color of the glaze and the reaction caused by firing. This ability can take several years to fully grasp. The platinum or rose gold zodiac pig pattern in the center of the faceplate is carefully carved by hand.

The 2460 G4 self-winding movement displays the time without hands, the four windows indicate the hours and minutes (both continuously rotated), and the day and day of the week displayed in a beating mode. The movement incorporates a ceramic roller bearing rotation system, which does not require any lubrication and also ensures a longer service life

The Year of the Pig Zodiac 2460 G4 movement provides a unique and ideal stage for the watch’s decorative design, which makes the pattern in the center of the face plate stand out. The faceless time display mode of the dial shows the hour, minute, day of the week and date through four display windows. The first two displays are sliding and the last two are skipped. This original display was designed and produced by Vacheron Constantin, demonstrating the brand’s outstanding watchmaking skills. Through the transparent sapphire crystal case back on the back of the platinum or rose gold case, you can clearly appreciate the 22K gold automatic dial in the movement. The automatic dial is decorated with the Maltese cross pattern, which shows the heritage of superb watchmaking skills. All parts are finely ground and fully meet the strict requirements of the Geneva Seal. Vacheron Constantin is one of the most famous representatives of this certification standard.

Métiers d’ Art Master Year of the Pig Zodiac Watch

18K rose gold material / 2460 G4 self-winding movement / hour, minute, date, day of the week display / golden carving, big fire enamel dial / sapphire crystal, transparent bottom cover / water-resistant 30 meters / diameter 40mm / limited 12

Métiers d’ Art Master Year of the Pig Zodiac Watch

Platinum material / 2460 G4 automatic movement / hour, minute, date, day of the week display / golden carving, big fire enamel face plate / sapphire crystal, transparent bottom cover / waterproof 30 meters / diameter 40mm / limited 12- –