Vacheron Constantin presents its “Montre Colombes”, a unique piece in support of the “Only Watch 2011” charity auction

July 2011

Métiers d’Art Perspectives d’Art “Colombes”, unique piece for Only Watch 2011, charity auction organised by the AMM  (Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophies)

One of the most prestigious watch brands in the world has once again answered the call of the AMM (Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophies). TheOnly Watch” charity auction organized by the AMM will take place on 23rd September 2011 in Monaco. The watches offered will all be unique pieces or limited editions.   

This year Vacheron Constantin’s unique piece, based on a drawing by Maurits Cornelis Escher, brings together several of the Manufacture’s artistic crafts: engraving, enamelling, gemsetting and guillochage. This watch - Métiers d’Art Perspectives d’Art Colombes– isinspired by the technique of patterned tiling to evoke a poetic flight of doves. Its dial adopts notions of geometry, symbol recognition and motion, subtly interweaving them in several layers of perception and interpretation. Beating with precision inside the case is a self-winding movement, the Vacheron Constantin Calibre 2460, stamped with the prestigious Geneva Seal. This unique piece is exquisitely hand-finished in keeping with Geneva’s noblest Haute Horlogerie traditions and offers a new interpretation of time and art.

Métiers d’Art Perspectives d’Art “Colombes”, unique piece for Only Watch 2011, charity auction organized by the AMM (Monegasque Association against M...

Métiers d’Art Perspectives d’Art “Colombes”, unique piece for Only Watch 2011, charity auction organized by the AMM (Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophies)

Engraving on the back of the case “Only Watch 2011” and “Pièce unique”

Engraving on the back of the case “Only Watch 2011” and “Pièce unique”