THE BESPOKE WORKSHOP OF YOUR DREAMS
Reviving the spirit of 18th-century Geneva is the ambition of this extraordinary workshop. At that time, prestigious dignitaries of European courts commissioned their watches directly from the ''cabinotiers''. Almost entirely unique in the watchmaking industry, this exclusive service is based on the Maison's expertise and ability to listen. Fulfilling the watchmaking dream of our customers with a concern for absolute satisfaction, that's the vocation of Les Cabinotiers department.
To respond to the client's requests, Vacheron has an extraordinary range of artistic skills at its disposal. The Manufacture's guilloche experts, enamelers, engravers and jewelry setters proudly continue the age-old traditions and help bring to life timepieces that are unique to the world.
THE PINNACLE OF BESPOKE
Secrecy and confidentiality surround the majority of these special requests. Insane, daring and extravagant, these pieces tell more than they show.
Everything starts with a story, one which can be told by its owner.
After listening to your story, conception of your bespoke Vacheron Constantin timepiece begins with a single line on paper. From there, our master watchmakers begin realising and crafting your vision without compromise. The only limitation is your imagination.
Les Cabinotiers Westminster Sonnerie
A project first undertaken in 2013, the Les Cabinotiers Westminster Sonnerie – Tribute to Johannes Vermeer is a bespoke, single piece edition incorporating the full palette of skills cultivated by Vacheron Constantin, from Haute Horlogerie to the decorative arts. It is equipped with a new in-house movement, Calibre 3761, specially developed by the team of watchmakers responsible for the Reference 57260 watch.
This 806-part manual winding calibre with tourbillon regulator features Grande and Petite Sonnerie Westminster chime mechanisms coupled with a minute repeater. Grande Sonnerie have always enjoyed a special aura among horological complications, not only because of the inherent complexity of these mechanisms striking several gongs, but also because of the musical qualities required.
The officer-type caseback cover features a miniature enamel painting, finely crafted using the Geneva technique and reproducing the Girl with a Pearl Earring, a work by Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer dating from 1665. Above and beyond the challenge of reproducing the work of a great master, an additional difficulty lies in the small size of the 98 mm-diameter support. The case sides are graced with hand-engraved friezes composed of acanthus leaves and tulips, accompanied by a “pearl” rim, while the bow is adorned with two roaring lion heads carved from a block of gold.