Vacheron Constantin Offers 3 Dragons Watches in its New Boutique

Sep 07, 2009
The universally famous watchmaker Vacheron Constantin has recently opened its newest flagship store, which sprawled at 1881 Heritage, the renovated area of one of Hong Kong's renowned government buildings. The new boutique’s luxurious interior is distinguished by quiet understatement. This special store even offers after-sales services, rendered by a Swiss watch-maker.

To commemorate the establishment the new flagship boutique in Hong Kong and to pay homage to its long history with China, the Swiss watch-making house was proud to unveil an exceptional limited series of 3 "Dragons" watches.

Every model is restricted to just 9 individual items to be commercialized solely and exclusively at 1881 Heritage in Hong Kong, Vacheron Constantin Mansions in Geneva & Shanghai and Vacheron Constantin boutique in Moscow.

The dial of every watch from this edition, demonstrating a dragon, which is a Chinese symbol of wellbeing and divine strength, is embellished with a hand-crafted Metiers d'Art ancestral Guilloche work. This motif is generated by alternating usage of two machines: the first is meant for engine-turning straight lines, while the second one is intended for curving and circling as if on a lathe. The successful union of these two techniques resulted in developing totally unprecedented non-geometrical patterns.

Thus, the design employs the enchanting combination of irregular lines and countless components, featuring variously colored metallized treatments. It definitely takes Guilloche to new heights: it ascends to the level of a figurative art, outgrowing its conventional role as an abstract geometrical embellishment.

The Grand Opening will also offer an exclusive opportunity to admire some unique antique watches, displayed from the Vacheron Constantin heritage line in Geneva. Every exceptional model mirrors Vacheron Constantin's rich history.

The brand’s first timepiece, an enamelled dial pocket watch, manufactured in 1755 by the founder himself, Jean-Marc Vacheron, will appear among the most respectable exhibits.

From September 4th through September 6th, guests of the boutique will get a personal perspective of the first masterworks’ unique designs, which contributed to originating of such Vacheron Constantin's current watch lines as Patrimony, Overseas, Malte, Overseas, Historiques and 1972.



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