Heures Créatives

Vacheron Constantin presents its new collection of diamond-set watches entirely dedicated to women. The Heures Créatives models engage in a lively conversation between three emblematic artistic periods: Art Nouveau, Art Deco and the 1970s.

The Heure Romantique, Heure Discrète and Heure Audacieuse timepieces form a stunning trilogy dedicated to three women with very different appearances, yet all drawn to the same vision of elegance. In turn expansive, confidential or playful, the collection offers extraordinary 18K white gold watches exclusively set with diamonds and powered by the mechanical hand-wound movement, Caliber 1055. The Manufacture has drawn on the most beautiful historic pieces studding its heritage in order to create this collection, a perfect illustration of the imaginative powers that Vacheron Constantin has been demonstrating for 260 years.
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VACHERON CONSTANTIN AND
LADIES' WATCHES: A RICH HERITAGE

Influenced by history, production techniques, its designers' creativity, as well as its
never-ending quest for excellence, Vacheron Constantin has been instrumental in reinventing women's timepieces. It gave women pride of place as early as 1810 with the making of its first ladies' pocket watch. In an age when the time of day was considered the least of a lady's concerns, and it was indeed deemed impolite for her to enquire about the time in public, Vacheron Constantin set about creating magnificent horological jewels. In 1889 the Manufacture developed a first revolutionary movement with a system enabling winding and time-setting by simply turning the bezel, intended exclusively for a woman's wristwatch, which was awarded a prize at the World’s Fair in Paris. Over the centuries, notably in response to private commissions from women, Vacheron Constantin has achieved feats of miniaturization and decoration expressed through ever more daring and inventive creations.

THE ART OF GEM-SETTING MEETS TECHNICAL INGENUITY
The elegant and contemporary Heures Créatives collection dedicated to women illustrates the full scope of the skills cultivated by the master watchmakers and jewellers.

Building on know-how inherited from past generations, the jeweller – master of light – sets out to conquer matter, fashioning each detail to perfection in an authentic work of meticulous craftsmanship. Different gem-setting techniques were required to reveal the sculptural splendor of the watches which make up the Heures Créatives collection. These horological jewels are equipped with Caliber 1055, a highly precise 115-part, 21-jewel hand-wound mechanism measuring just 15.70 mm in diameter. Beating at a cadence of 21,600 vibrations per hour, it ensures an almost 40-hour power reserve.
Heures Créatives
HEURE ROMANTIQUE

Art Nouveau: a return to nature, to distinctive shapes and arabesques.

diamond watch for women - Heure Romantique
The flowing curves
of the case
"An exceptional watch fitted with a black satin strap"
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Voluptuous shapes
"The refined and inventive women of this era immersed themselves in romanticism"
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ladies' wristwatch - 1916
1916 ladies' wristwatch
Voluptuous shapes
At the dawn of the 20th century, Europe underwent a period of intense industrialization. This whirlwind of energy prompted the emergence of Art Nouveau. The refined and inventive women of this era immersed themselves in a pastel-tinted romanticism. The Heure Romantique model is inspired by this delicate trend and by an emblematic model from the Belle Époque dated 1916. This reinterpretation banishes excess to retain only essentials.
37640/000G-B030
37640/000G-B021
37640/F02G-B021
37641/F03G-B031
The flowing curves
of the case
Cased in 18K white gold and adorned with 104 round diamonds (approx. 2.5 carats), the case creates a ripple around a mother-of-pearl dial. Four diamond-set attachments accentuate the flowing curves of a lightly cambered case, finished with a diamond-set crown. This exceptional watch is fitted with a black satin strap, fastened with a diamond-set white gold folding clasp. The master jewellers of the Manufacture offer a virtuoso display of their talents by creating versions entirely paved with round-cut or baguette-cut diamonds including the dial, case and bracelet.
Heures Créatives
HEURE DISCRÈTE

Art Deco: the age of symmetry and crisp, sleek lines.

diamond watch for women - Heure Discrète
Delicately stitched
from light
"The fan pivots to reveal a window of mother-of-pearl swept over by two hands"
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The fan, the fashionable accessory of the Roaring Twenties
"A modern woman with a taste for sophisticated nonchalance"
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ladies' pendant watch - 1919
1919 ladies' pendant watch
The fan, the fashionable accessory of the Roaring Twenties
Art Deco appeared in reaction to the swirls and whirls of Art Nouveau. Feathers and sequins covered drop-waisted dresses at parties where champagne flowed and Charleston was all the rage, danced to the sounds of jazz. The Roaring Twenties saw the emergence of a modern woman with a penchant for sophisticated nonchalance.
The silhouette of Heure Discrète is inspired by that of a fan, the fashionable accessory of the day. In 1919 Vacheron Constantin already introduced a fan-shaped pendant-watch. Almost a century later, the Manufacture is now reprising it as a wristwatch, while at the same time reviving the tradition of secret watches.
Delicately stitched
from light
Heure Discrète is illuminated by 286 diamonds. The fan is sculpted from white gold, fashioned like guipure lace and then swathed in precious stones accentuating its symmetry. It pivots to reveal a window of delicately textured white mother-of-pearl swept over by two hands. Heure Discrète is worn on a black satin strap for an air of elegant sobriety. The sparkling version is extended by three undulating white gold ribbons, set with nearly 11 carats of diamonds.
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HEURE AUDACIEUSE

1970s: androgyny and the blurring of genres.

diamond watch for women - Heure Discrète
An exclusive and
daring design
"The winding crown is concealed beneath the black satin strap"
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The freedom years
"The 1970s woman cut her hair like a boy and wore a tuxedo"
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ladies' cuff watch - 1970
1970s ladies' cuff watch
The freedom years
The 1970s woman was liberated and emancipated; she tried out every unusual experience without a care in the world. She cut her hair like a boy and wore a tuxedo.
The avant-garde Heure Audacieuse reinvents the belt as a precious cuff watch, an unexpected genre already voiced by Vacheron Constantin in 1970s. This year, the Manufacture transcends the original version and intensifies its dimensions while curving its anatomy. A crisp, clean style that remains every bit as exclusive as when it was first introduced.
37560/000G-B028
37660/000G-B028
An exclusive and
daring design
The buckle, which doubles as a case, sparkles with round diamonds in a snow setting, a specific technique which juxtaposes stones of varying diameters. Nestled one against the other, they form a subtle shimmering blanket across the entire white gold surface. The winding crown is concealed beneath the black satin strap whose color echoes that of the satin-finish dial.
The Heure Audacieuse model is also available in a precious version with 172 invisibly set baguette-cut diamonds totaling approximately 11.20 carats, accentuating the modernity of the design.