It starts with the strap and ends with the full-blown experience of a bespoke timepiece. Personalising a watch has no other limit than the amount you're willing (or able) to spend.
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So you thought Vacheron Constantin was largely for men? Think again. Unveiled in February, the Égérie is the latest collection from a Manufacture that has always had women in its heart.
Impeccable pleats, animal prints, floral designs, lurex-like shimmer and embroidered motifs are finding their way onto dials and straps as fashion inspires women's timepieces. From runway to wrist, watchmakers have got it all sewn up.
Couture Haute Couture instilled its sophisticated style, subtly paired with the asymmetrical aesthetic faithfully perpetuating the Vacheron Constantin heritage. Imbued with this two-fold inspiration, the new Égérie collection weaves the face of watchmaking femininity according to the Maison.
Opened in 2006, Vacheron Constantin's Les Cabinotiers department is something of a world apart. It renews with the tradition of bespoke watches and one-of-a-kind pieces, offered as a service to collectors.
The Overseas Dual Time gives simultaneous readings in two time zones. As for the Overseas Lady Quartz, it makes a statement with a halo of shimmering diamonds.
To mark the second breakfast meeting held at the Bucherer Gallery in Geneva under the auspices of the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, a new group of enthusiasts gathered to debate the concept of value in the current watchmaking scene. Once again, the lessons learned were many and varied.