Vacheron Constantin Égérie quartz China Limited Edition: A tribute to Chinese classical attire

Vacheron Constantin Égérie quartz China Limited Edition
Egerie CVD 2022 VMX12RB984
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Swiss Haute Horlogerie manufacturer Vacheron Constantin presents a new China limited edition from Égérie collection which is inspired by Chinese Valentine’s Day – Vacheron Constantin Égérie quartz China Limited Edition. This aesthetic work is a hymn to femininity, combining signature pleats pattern made by tapestry technique with a gossamer pink, opaline dial – a new colour for this collection. The uniqueness of the gossamer pink can be also found in both the new double wrap-around calf leather strap and an interchangeable alligator leather strap, eulogizing the profile of Pibo, an essential, divine scarf of the Chinese nymphs, and in the world of mortals, a symbolic element in the traditional Haute Couture starting from Wei Jin Southern and Northern Dynasties. 

  • The first limited edition of the Égérie collection for the sophisticated Chinese female connoisseurs, with elements as a tribute to Chinese classical attire – the Haute Couture in Chinese culture. 
  • The beauty of gossamer pink, opaline dial in detail symbolizes feminine grace and sophistication.
  • A clever interchangeable strap system offering the possibility to wear the watch either on a gossamer pink double wrap-around calf leather strap or on a gossamer pink alligator leather strap.
  • A numbered and engraved 150-piece limited edition dedicated to Mainland China

Chinese classical attire

For the generations and dynasties during the time-honoured Chinese history, the sumptuous attire accompanies aristocracies, among whom the ladies can be found in great elegance. The gossamer pink Pibo lingers around the arms, exalting the femininity and grace to a greater extent. 

Vacheron Constantin Égérie quartz China Limited Edition
Vacheron Constantin Égérie quartz China Limited Edition

Gossamer pink, seen in the unblemished dainty dial, associates the scene of the dusk amid the mist, a graceful and romantic moment of the day. For the first time, gossamer pink was selected for Vacheron Constantin ladies’ watches, representing pure affinity. The Égérie China limited edition timepiece is freshly evoked by and committed to female charm, the exquisite integration of Chinese classical beauty and western Haute Couture, the two elements eminently seeking for the wonderful characteristics of the woman in horological virtuosity – elegant, inspiring and resilient.

Égérie quartz China Limited Edition – Classic designs and ladies’ watch 

Over the past 267 years, Vacheron Constantin has always been committed to the grand tradition of watchmaking, incessantly kept abreast of the intrinsic codes of Chinese females and the remarkable pursuit of absolute beauty. Two gossamer pink leather straps inspired by Chinese traditional Pibo embodied the meaning of elegance and entanglement, as well as bringing the pleasure of changing things up to suit the mood of the moment, portraying the elegance and versatility of a woman.

Vacheron Constantin Égérie quartz China Limited Edition
Vacheron Constantin Égérie quartz China Limited Edition Ref. 1205F/000R-B984

The refined off-centred dial stood out with 34 brilliant-cut diamonds, interpreting the modern aesthetic codes cherished by Vacheron Constantin, and echoes the meaning of “preference” in Chinese. Set with a magnificent form of the “Pleats” pattern, the dial is surrounded by 62 diamonds on the whole circle. It is carefully decorated with “tapestry” craftmanship which restores the charming drapes of Haute Couture, which is one of the craft extraordinary horological wonders that Vacheron Constantin takes pride in.

Vacheron Constantin Égérie quartz China Limited Edition
Vacheron Constantin Égérie quartz China Limited Edition Ref. 1205F/000R-B984

To highlight a harmonious composition, the crown between 1 and 2 o’clock is topped with a moonstone. Since the popularization from the Art Nouveau period, the moonstone is emblematic of romantic love, identifying ladies’ innate strengths that glow gently to exalt the feminine elegance. 18K 5N pink gold hours and minutes hands are whirling around a circular pearl minute track. The Maltese Cross buckle is like a bow on the gift box, revealing a surprise to the loved ones.

Summary 

Inheriting from the awe-inspiring harbingers of the Égérie collection, the Égérie quartz China Limited Edition make its debut on June 24th, 2022, taking its inspiration from the Chinese classical attire. Devoted to the sensorial approach to watchmaking creativity, the enlightenment from Pibo has paid tribute to the classical attire and Haute Couture going back centuries. Inspired by Vacheron Constantin’s artistic creativity, the model is equipped with a new gossamer-pink-coloured dial, an interchangeable system between a new double wrap-around calf leather strap and an alligator leather strap – both dressed in gossamer pink as well – while a crown is decorated with a delicate moonstone, adorned with a circular pearl minute track, the bezel and off-centred dial are respectively framed with 62 and 34 diamonds. Alternating 18K 5N pink gold hours and minutes hands enliven the gossamer pink dial with its opaline gloss. 

Vacheron Constantin Égérie quartz China Limited Edition
Ref. 1205F/000R-B984

Vacheron Constantin Égérie quartz China Limited Edition Technical Specifications

Reference 1205F/000R-B984

Movement

  • Calibre 1207
  • Quartz
  • 18.79 mm (8¼’’’) diameter, 2.22 mm thick
  • 32,768 Hz
  • 74 components
  • 7 jewels

Indications                                                                                                            

  • Hours, minutes, date

Case                                                                                                                                     

  • 18K 5N pink gold
  • Set with 62 round-cut diamonds
  • 30 mm diameter, 8.13 mm thick
  • Crown set with a moonstone
  • Water-resistance tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx. 30 meters)

Dial                                                                             

  • Gossamer pink opaline, “pleats” pattern made by tapestry technique
  • 18K 5N pink gold ring set with 34 round-cut diamonds
  • Circular “pearl” minute track
  • 18K 5N pink gold applied Arabic numerals and index

Straps                                                                                        

  • Delivered with two interchangeable strap
  • Gossamer pink double wrap-around calf leather strap with calf lining
  • Gossamer pink alligator leather strap with calf lining

Buckle                                                       

  • Delivered with two 18K 5N pink gold pin buckles (directly mounted on the straps)

Total diamond-setting                            

  • 96 diamonds, for a total weight of approx. 0.56 carats (guaranteed minimum carats)

Limited edition of 150 pieces, individually numbered

About Vacheron Constantin
Founded in 1755, Vacheron Constantin is the world’s oldest watch Manufacture in continuous production for over 266 years, faithfully perpetuating a proud heritage of watchmaking excellence and stylistic sophistication through generations of master craftsmen.
At the pinnacle of high horology and understated elegance, the Maison creates timepieces with unique technical and aesthetic signatures, and an extremely high level of finishing touches.
Vacheron Constantin brings to life unparalleled heritage and a spirit of innovation through its collections:
Patrimony, Traditionnelle, Métiers d’Art, Overseas, Fiftysix, Historiques and Égérie. It also offers its discerning clientele of connoisseurs the rare opportunity to acquire unique and bespoke timepieces by means of its “Les Cabinotiers“ department.
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