Luxury timepiece aficionados know Vacheron Constantin Watches the world over for their display of superior horological engineering prowess and exquisite design. The Metiers D'Art collection stands out as one of the world's definitive masterpieces of unambiguous aesthetic magnificence. Any of these pieces are as fit for a fine art gallery or museum as they are for the wrist.
Each and every timepiece in the Vacheron Constantin Metiers D'Art line is a bewildering, breath-stealing display of high design. All watches in the series are entirely unique. Arguably, one of the most beautiful and wholly uncommon is the Kalla Haute Couture, which features an 18k white gold dial hidden by a mosaic of flame-cut white diamonds. The dial's white gold is also the bracelet foundation, and provides a base for the settings of hundreds more brilliant white diamonds, totaling nearly 50 carats. The Lady Kalla flame is even more ostentatious than the Haute Couture, with nearly 67 carats of diamonds.
Other diamond-studded offerings include the Kalla Luna, which flaunts a bezel of baguette-cut diamonds and round-cut diamonds arranged in expanding crescents on the dial for nearly ten carats total. A stunning diamond-laced moon phase complication sits at nine o'clock.
The Maki-e Pine and Cranes and Plum Tree and Nightingales pieces within the Metiers D'Art series feature 18k gold embellishments on a rich lacquer bezel surrounding an open dial displaying the watch's inner workings, including several meticulously jeweled gears. The sapphire crystal back offers an even deeper look at the fine engineering and mesmerizing movement.
Other more mysterious offerings include Vacheron's ultra-unique Les Masks 2007, 2008 and 2009 box collections, as well as the Three Dragons limited edition.