Some journeys are defined by the number of kilometres travelled, whereas others are motionless, occurring on a surface as small as the diameter of a coin. In AAA US Vacheron Constantin replica watches’ workshops, where experienced craftsmen – engravers, guilloché artists, enamellers, and gem setters – work side by side, the culture of travel does not require the traveller to cross large spaces. Historical journeys, human and artistic odysseys, and exciting escapades across the world and its cultures, enhance the art of watchmaking on the dials and cases of the brand’s Métiers d’Art collections.
The Manufacture has cultivated these ancestral skills throughout its history. “From the 18th century onwards, Vacheron Constantin fake watches wholesale online has followed two parallel paths, accompanying the art of watchmaking with a strong artistic expression,” observes Christian Selmoni, Director of Style and Heritage at Vacheron Constantin. “The Métiers d’Art such as guilloché, enamelling, gem-setting, and engraving developed considerably in the first half of the 19th century. Although interest in these high quality replica watches waned in the 1970s and they were almost forgotten entirely in the decade that followed.”
It wasn’t until the revival of traditional watchmaking in the early 1990s that we started to see a gradual return of Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art copy watches for sale to the forefront of the watchmaking scene. This interest increased from the 2000s onwards and over the last thirty years, we have seen the most impressive creations that have made their mark on the artistic heritage of the Maison.
1994-1996: from Mercator to Audubon
“In the 1990s, we produced a few pocket luxury replica watches with miniature enamel dials, mainly to keep these crafts alive, but the production of these pieces was very limited,” says Selmoni. In 1994, the Métiers d’Art began to make their way onto the wrist, as illustrated by the Mercator watch, whose enamel dial featured a miniaturized version of the maps of the different hemispheres drawn by the famous 16th century Flemish mathematician and geographer. In 1996, a limited series with champlevé enamel dials featured drawings by naturalist Jean-Jacques Audubon. However beautiful, this classic contribution to the renaissance of fine craftsmanship in contemporary watchmaking does not yet represent the uniqueness of the aesthetic vocabulary that distinguishes cheap fake Vacheron Constantin watches today.
2007: Métiers d’Art Les Masques
In 2007, the Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Les Masques collection replica watches online site of unique pieces marked a turning point. “Until this time, the Métiers d’Art were illustrating a more traditional mode of expression,” recalls Selmoni. “They echoed the decorations and ideas of the past, which was a good response to the demand of collectors. With Les Masques, however, we gave ourselves a new space for creative freedom where we could break existing codes.” In collaboration with the Barbier-Mueller Museum in Geneva, which has a fabulous collection of ancient and tribal art, Vacheron Constantin reproduced a different tribal mask on the dial of each Swiss movements super clone watches with gold engraving combined with multiple surface treatments, such as oxidations, patinas, and even miniature painting. These strikingly realistic miniature masks were each adorned with texts by the poet Michel Butor, who was contacted by the brand to collaborate on the project.
2010: Métiers d’Art Chagall and l’Opéra de Paris
In the wake of the success of Les Masques, Vacheron Constantin continued to assert its style in 2010 with the Métiers d’art Chagall and l’Opéra de Paris replica watches site. The centrepiece of a series of 15 unique pieces, it featured an enamelled reproduction by Anita Porchet of the ceiling of the Opéra Garnier painted by Marc Chagall in 1964. It was a 200m2 masterpiece miniaturized onto a 31.5mm dial! “When we discovered the piece, the work was so incredible that we decided to keep it for our private collection,” recalls Selmoni.
2012: Métiers d’Art Les Univers Infinis
Inspired by the work of Dutch artist Maurits Cornelis Escher, 1:1 top Vacheron Constantin fake watches’ designers created the Métiers d’Art Les Univers Infinis series, which combined all of the craftsmanship they had mastered in-house. “This replica watches paypal is particularly surprising,” explains Selmoni. “One motif creates another and repeats itself ad infinitum, between the angels, we can see demons. This model shows incredible creativity and is a tour de force of craftsmanship. The engraver first crafted the demons in the background of the gold dial and then the enameller applied a layer of translucent champlevé enamel. The angels were then crafted by the guilloché artist who removed the equivalent of a human hair by using his rose-engine machine to create these figurative motifs. Here, this very old know-how is expressed in a particularly contemporary way.”
2016: Métiers d’Art Villes Lumières
Grand Feu champlevé enamel is a skill that has been passed down within the Manufacture since its founding in 1755. In 2016, fake Vacheron Constantin watches shop explored a new path by inviting Japanese artist Yoko Imai to combine her art with that of the enamelling artisan. “Yoko deposited up to 50,000 grains of gold, platinum, and diamond chips, one by one, onto the dials to represent the night skies of cities like Paris or New York.” The result of these two combined techniques offers a striking play of chiaroscuro. “This series is also a testament to our commitment to continue working with independent artists and craftsmen,” adds Selmoni. “It is a way to support them and keep their skills alive.”
2018: Métiers d’Art Les Aérostiers
In the year 2018, Swiss made Vacheron Constantin replica watches continued its journey to the heart of the Métiers d’Art. This time, it was aboard five engraved and micro-sculpted gold hot-air balloons on a translucent background of plique-à-jour enamel that the Manufacture took collectors to new horizons. This faithful miniature reproduction of the historical drawings of five flights made in France between 1783 and 1785 is a true feat of precision. “The effect of volume is incredible,” enthuses Selmoni.
2021: Métiers d’Art Hommage aux Grands Explorateurs
“In 2004, and again in 2008, we produced two initial series that celebrated the adventurous spirit of Magellan, Zheng He, Christopher Columbus, and Marco Polo,” recalls Selmoni. In 2021, the adventure continued with three limited edition fake watches for men of 10 pieces that paid tribute to the Portuguese navigators Bartolomeu Dias, Vasco de Gama, and Pedro Alvares Cabral. Crafted in Grand Feu enamel, each of the three dials represented parts of a 1519 map found in the Miller Atlas.
2022: Les Cabinotiers Grande Complication – Bacchus
China online Vacheron Constantin replica watches starts 2022 with an evocation of mythology as illustrated by the new unique piece Les Cabinotiers Grande Complication – Bacchus. In addition to the 16 complications on both sides of its gold case, the case middle is hand-sculpted in bas-relief and delicately set with rubies resembling bunches of grapes, in homage to the god of vines and wine. A fitting symbol of abundance to inaugurate this new year, which already promises to be adorned with new exceptional Métiers d’Art pieces. The journey continues…