At the exact watershed between style and technical expertise, the Métiers d’Art Elégance Sartoriale collection sets the stage for the fine art of savvy dressing. Through a subtle association of crafts, Vacheron Constantin reproduces on the dials an authentic colour chart of fabrics stemming from the masculine wardrobe.
The master artisans of Vacheron Constantin have devoted a lengthy period of research and repeated trials to achieving a finish resembling finely woven cloth in accordance with the sartorial spirit. A hand-guilloché pattern recreates the structure of the fabrics. It is coated with translucent Grand Feu enamel in various colours. The hours and minutes are displayed on a subdial rimmed with mother-of-pearl, a nod to cufflinks. At its centre, a tapestry pattern created using a pantograph draws the gaze, like a silk pocket square against a suit. Caliber 1400, a mechanical manual-winding movement, steadily powers the five models bearing the Hallmark of Geneva.
The elegance of Grand Feu enamel: the master enameller seeks the ideal shade while being careful to maintain a transparent, shiny and smoothly uniform appearance.
The delicate effect of a tapestry-like motif created using a pantograph: alternating hollowed and raised areas form an embroidery effect on the enamelled surface, picking up Paisley-type floral or geometrical tie or pocket square patterns.