Vacheron Constantin Vacheron Constantin has always been good at integrating traditional arts and crafts, such as hand-carving, gem setting, enamel painting and hand-engraved carving, into watch design, which has created many watches that can be called artworks. In 2019, Vacheron Constantin continued to use these technologies to release the new Traditionnelle series tourbillon tourbillon ‘Pearl of the Dragon’ watch.
Traditionnelle inherits the series tourbillon ‘Xianglong Yuzhu’ watch, showing the brand’s exquisite handcrafting and watchmaking technical achievements, and sending beautiful meanings to the square of the wrist
The watch uses a variety of arts and crafts, striving to achieve a shocking aesthetic effect. The master watchmaker used a plating process to plate the faceplate background to black to highlight the texture of the hand-engraved carved pattern. The face plate is full of graphic decoration created by hand-machine carving and carving, showing the brand’s masterpieces in the field of decorative arts. After making the faceplate, the hand sculptor meticulously carved out the golden outlines of the dragon and fireball, showing the stunning picture of the pattern in the extremely thin thickness of 0.4 mm.
In order to accurately display the pattern between the square inch, the master craftsman needs to make special engraving tools to operate the relief engraving process, which is an ancient hand-carving technique. The master craftsman sculpts the metal with fine sculpting needles, and uses different embossing techniques to create a matte and polished effect, so that each scale shows a different look and feel under the changing light. The hand-sculpture master also uses the embossed engraving process to carve the outlines of auspicious dragons and fire beads on the face plate, adding layering and light and shadow effects to the ornamentation.
The S-shaped cloud pattern that appears repeatedly or symmetrically on the bezel, ring, and lugs first appeared in the late Neolithic period and prevailed during the Shang and Zhou periods. It is a traditional pattern with a long history, extensive use, and complex changes in China. one
The watch is made of 18K 5N rose gold. The round and smooth case design and exquisite art and crafts give the timepiece a unique charm. Equipped with Vacheron Constantin’s own self-winding 2260 mechanical movement, equipped with advanced complex function-tourbillon, complementing the aura of Xianglong’s king. In addition to the hours, minutes and tourbillon functions, this watch also has a pointer display for a power reserve of 336 hours. The classic elegant black alligator leather strap is sewn using traditional hand-stitched stitching.
The watch is equipped with a 2260 manual winding movement with a tourbillon and a 14-day power reserve.
The brand’s exquisite hand decoration skills make each limited edition Traditionelle series tourbillon ‘Xianglong Yuzhu’ watch a truly unique timepiece masterpiece.
Traditionelle Tourbillon Tourbillon Royal Dragon Watch
18K 5N rose gold material / 2260 manual winding movement / hour, minute, small seconds display / tourbillon device / gold carved face plate / power reserve display / sapphire crystal, transparent bottom cover / waterproof 30 meters / diameter 42mm / Limited to 8 pieces