View Of The Future: Vacheron Constantin Launches New Line Of Ladies Watches
Creating an entirely new collection is always one of the most challenging aspects of being a watch manufacture. To be successful, it needs to be in touch with what clients want right now. However, watch manufactures also have a legacy to think of, which in the case of Vacheron Constantin goes back to 1755. At its best, the new design should be a bit ahead of the curve, giving clients what they have been wanting without knowing it themselves. With the Égérie is Vacheron Constantin is hoping to achieve just that, and they might have a very good chance actually to do so.
There are a few things about the Égérie that immediately grab your attention. Vacheron Constantin opted for a classic round case yet fitted it with an asymmetrical dial design. By placing the complication of the watch between twelve and three o’clock, a new dynamic is created on the dial. To further bolster this unique design, did they also move the crown to right next to the lug, where it is in line with the complication. This results in a watch that takes a forward-thinking approach to the classical aesthetic values of Vacheron Constantin.
The brand offers the Égérie with an automatic movement and a date complication. Its case, which measures 35mm in diameter, is available in 18K rose gold or stainless steel. The bezel is set on both models with 58 brilliant-cut diamonds. These precious stones in the same cut-shape also adorn the ring on the dial that highlights the date. This not only adds an extra level of depth to the dial but also gives the watch a sense of charm that goes far beyond that of a regular watch with a date function. It is powered by caliber 1088, a movement that Vacheron Constantin makes in its manufacture and which can be admired through the sapphire crystal caseback. All the models of the Égérie come with a system that makes it possible to switch the straps yourself in a matter of seconds. The rose gold version will be delivered with three alligator leather straps, while for the stainless steel version, there is also a bracelet available.
The design of the Égérie also works wonders with a classic moon phase complication. Especially in the last few years, have watches that show this feature without any further calendar functions increased in popularity. They are very poetic, which is most certainly also proven by the new Égérie. Vacheron Constantin lets the moon run its course through the sky, where it comes up and goes down behind clouds of mother-of-pearl. The way that the brand created them is stunning and adds further to the appeal of the watch. The Égérie Moon Phase is slightly larger than its date-only sibling, measuring 37mm in diameter. It is also available in both stainless steel (on a refined bracelet) or rose gold.
Vacheron Constantin also has a reputation to uphold when it comes to diamond set watches, and do so with the Égérie Moon Phase diamond-paved. Here not only is the bezel decorated with these precious gemstones, but the white gold case and entire dial as well. This puts even more of an emphasis on the moon phase indicator, as well as on the blued seconds hand. For the dial alone does Vacheron Constantin use 510 diamonds, with an additional 292 to decorate the case, a total of just over 5 carats of diamonds, making this watch currently the most exclusive model within the new Égérie collection.
The new Égérie collection is available in all Vacheron Constantin boutiques and authorized points of sale as of March 1st, 2020