|Courtesy of Vacheron Constantin|
A series of exceptional timepieces unveiled on the occasion of the tricentenary of the École Française de Danse pays eloquent tribute to art and culture
|Courtesy of Vacheron and Constantin|
On the occasion of the tricentenary of the École Française de Danse, Vacheron Constantin
unveils the three first one-of-a-kind creations in its new Métiers d’Art Hommage à l’Art de la
Danse collection. These creations from the workshops of the Manufacture revisit the
ancestral art of Grand Feu grisaille enamelling to highlight the art of classical ballet through
several masterpieces by Edgar Degas.
In becoming a patron of the Opéra National de Paris in 2007, Vacheron Constantin chose to provide a uniquely inspirational stage for the artisanal traditions of the Fine Watchmaking artistic crafts known in French as Métiers d’Art. This partnership uniting time, art and culture celebrates the values on which the brand has been built since its founding in 1755: supporting creativity, openness to the world, sharing a passion, passing on knowledge and the quest for excellence.
Ballet in particular and opera in general are worlds in which individuals, their talent and their personality set the crowning touch to the choreography of the work being performed. Vacheron Constantin shares with the Opéra National de Paris the art of precision, renewal and wonderment – an art of which the technical and aesthetic mastery is orchestrated by a wealth of men and women exercising numerous skills. In horology as in ballet, accomplishment is above all an intensely human story filled with encounters and with shared and perpetuated skills. Time has no hold on these crafts governed by high demands and constant challenges crystallised by perpetual enhancement, boldness and passion.
Courtesy of Vacheron & Constantin
Métiers d’Art Hommage à l’Art de la Danse
At the occasion of the 300th anniversary of L’Ecole Française de Danse (French Ballet School), Vacheron Constantin presents three unique pieces inspired by the work of French painter Edgar Degas.
86090/000G-9870 – The dance class
86090/000G-9880 – The rehearsal
86090/000G-9881 – Two dancers on stage Hallmark of Geneva certified timepieces
2460 SC, developed and crafted by Vacheron Constantin
26.20 mm (11’’’ 1⁄4 )
Number of components:
4 Hz (28’800 vibrations/hour)
approx. 40 hours
Hours, minutes Center seconds
18 carats white gold
40 mm diameter, 9.20 mm thickness
Officer and transparent caseback, closed by screws
Tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx 30 meters)
18 carats gold
Grisaille and translucent Grand Feu enamelling Inspired by the work of French painter Edgar Degas
Black Mississippiensis alligator leather strap, hand-stitched, saddle-finish, large square scales
18 carats white gold buckle Polished half Maltese cross
Unique pieces, only available in Vacheron Constantin Boutiques.