Emily Seares met with Vacheron Constantin Artistic Director Christian Selmoni (pictured left) on the first day of SIHH 2013 to discuss the brands new pieces for the year. Christian was kind enough to take us through the reasons for creating three new Vacheron ladies' collections, and we even got an exclusive look at how their wonderful pieces are created.
Vacheron Constantin has welcomed 2013 by taking 'an interpretation of time through a feminine perspective'. In doing so they have created three beautriful Ladies collections with an emphasis on colour that fuses fine watchmaking with a hint of fine jewellery.
One of the highlights of SIHH so far has been the Metiers d'Art Florilege range made exclusively for women. In a traditionally male dominated market it is always refreshing to see a collection that is so obviously feminine.
The inspiration for this collection is vibrant botanical illustration of the late 18th century in England. A tribute to 'The Temple of Flora' by Robert John Thornton, each dial must be individually enamelled creating a lively yet elegant effect.
The Patrimony Lady is the perfect marriage between elegant style and technical excellence. Decorated in gold and diamonds each watch features an automatic movement that can be viewed through a sapphire crystal caseback.
The Malte Lady collection takes the classic tonneau-shaped ladies watch and makes it shine by infusing the bezel with 50 round cut diamonds. The dial is 18-carat white or rose gold depending on the model with a 142 diamond paved centre.
Vacheron Constantin are not available to buy online but you can view our full collection at The Wonder Room in Selfridges London.
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