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Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art The legend of the Chinese Zodiac Year of the Dog

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Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art The legend of the Chinese Zodiac Year of the Dog
Quick specs Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art The legend of the Chinese Zodiac Year of the Dog
Price: $ 125,000 | approx. € 107.700 | approx. £ 95,400
Size: 40 mm
Reference: 86073/000P-B257 (platinum) | 86073/000R-B256 (pink gold)
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For $125,000 only the more extreme dog lovers will shell out this kind of money. As this new Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art The legend of the Chinese Zodiac Year of the Dog isn’t a bargain.

But of course, as the name would suggest, this watch is more than just a tribute to man’s best friend. Like every year Vacheron Constantin produces a watch in honor of the Chinese new year. And on February 16th, 2018 it will be The Year of the Dog.

The result is a limited edition of two models. One in platinum and one in 18-carat 5N pink gold, on which master engravers and enamellers have gone all out. Take the foliage motif on the dial for example. It is based on classic Chinese iconography and etched directly in the metal. The pattern remains semi-embedded and stands out from its gold base by a subtle stage setting of variously accentuating reliefs. These create a depth effect. And this makes the vegetation appear to be floating over the dial.

Both models of the Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art The legend of the Chinese Zodiac Year of the Dog are limited to 12 pieces

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Then follows Grand Feu enameling to enhance the blue or bronze-toned dial. Finally the dog is applied to the dial center: it is made of either platinum or pink gold depending on the version.

This impressive feat of watchmaking is powered by the caliber 2460 G4 and makes possible a hands free time display. The time can be seen through four apertures showing the hours, minutes, days and date. All movement components of the 2460 G4 are of course finely finished in accordance with the criteria of the Hallmark of Geneva.

The Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art The legend of the Chinese Zodiac Year of the Dog is limited to 12 pieces each. It comes on a dark blue or brown alligator leather strap and it is delivered with a handy corrector pen and magnifying glass to admire the craftsmanship. Like VC always does when creating pieces of art.

technical data Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art The legend of the Chinese Zodiac Year of the Dog
Reference:
86073/000P-B257 (platinum) | 86073/000R-B256 (pink gold) – both limited to 12 pieces
Movement:
Vacheron Constantin 2460 G4 | Automatic | Diameter: 31 mm / 11¼ lignes | Thickness: 6.05 mm | Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz) | Jewels: 27 | Parts: 237 | Hallmark of Geneva | Hours, minutes, day of the week, date | Power-reserve: 40 hours
Case & dial:
40 mm | Platinum or 18K 5N pink gold | Thickness: 12.74 mm | Anti-reflective sapphire crystal | Transparent sapphire crystal case back | Hand-engraved and Grand Feu enameling with hand-engraved platinum or 18K 5N pink gold dog | Water-resistance: 3 ATM / 3 bar / 30 meters / 100 feet
Strap:
Dark blue of brown alligator leather | Platinum or 18K 5N pink gold folding clasp
Price Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art The legend of the Chinese Zodiac Year of the Dog:
$ 125,000 | approx. € 107.700 | approx. £ 95,400
Website:
www.vacheron-constantin.com

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