The recently Metiers d’Art vividly and gracefully depicts the skill of skeleton. It applies modern architecture characteristics with modern style to this high-end skeleton movement. In order to better present its grace and elegance, these two Vacheron Constantin home-made movements have the patterns that come from the classical jewelry. For years, those patterns have been symbolized eternity, victory and glory, and are widely seen on sculptures or carvings. Many Vacheron Constantin vintage watches can see such patterns, such as the arabesque patterns in 1920th, Chiba vortex lines in 19404th, and then again the arabesque on 1080th. What Vacheron Constantin chooses for this Metiers d’Art is an manual-engraving movement.
Graving on the movement is task that requires adroit skills, and only masters are bold enough to try it as ordinary carvers would waste the case. As the components on the movement are quite small, it requires dexterous skills to do that. Vacheron Constantin sticks to the similarity of two movements, which means the there is no possibility to increase the thickness of the movement, making it tougher to do that. In addition to work on the small components, polishing, and other processing on the case is tough to do.
2260/1 has a manual winding movement and is fitted with 14 days of energy reserve, perfectly matching its 41mm case. The domed bezel better set the arc bezel to its terrific pose. Hour hand and minute hand are little deviated from the center, making the small second tourbillon frame more arresting. Energy hands could sway for 280 degree, indicating the rest energy. The brand new Metier d’Art Mecaniques Gravees not only reflect upon the traditional decorative skills, it also reflects Vacheron Constantin’s philosophy of over 260 years on climbing the peak of mountain of watch-making skills in the swiss replica watches. And it has be deeply chased and loved by a plenty of watches lovers.