Monday, 29 April 2013

Baselworld 2013: ContaTempo Scuderia mechanical collection - something fun and affordable (with pricing and specs)

ContaTempo Scuderia is an Italian brand making affordable, motocross-inspired timepieces. At Baselworld 2013 it presented its first mechanical watches, including several chronographs.


ContaTempo Scuderia Salt Flat Racer in black PVD

All the ContaTempo Scuderia timepieces have the same 46 mm case with four lugs attached by screws, and the crown at 12 o'clock - a look inspired by sporting stopwatches. Fitted with sapphire crystals, the cases are water resistant to 100 m, while the case backs are black PVD coated with lacquered segments in the colours of the Italian flag. 


Basel 2013: Introducing The NORD Zeitmaschine Quickindicator, Equipped With The World's Quickest Minute Hand (With Specs And Price)

Equipped with a hand that travels more than twice as fast as a regular minute hand, the NORD Zeitmaschine Quickindicator is possibly the fastest minute hand in any wristwatch.


Quickindicator V1

The minute hand on the NORD Zeitmaschine Quickindicator travels at about 205 mm per hour, which is more than twice as fast as the 88 mm per hour for minute hand in a 43.3 mm Valjoux 7750-powered chronograph.


Baselworld 2013: Arnold & Son UTTE - thinnest tourbillon in the world (with pricing)

At just 8.34 mm high, the new Arnold & Son UTTE is the world's thinnest tourbillon wristwatch.



Despite looking like yet another run of the mill tourbillon, the Arnold & Son UTTE (Ultra-Thin Tourbillon Escapement) is special: the watch case is just 8.34 mm thick - and the cal. A&S8200 is a mere 2.97 mm - making it the thinnest tourbillon today.


Baselworld 2013: Zenith Pilot Montre d'Aéronef Type 20 Annual Calendar (live pictures and price)

Zenith has just unveiled the pilot's version of its El Primero-based annual calendar, the Pilot Montre d'Aéronef Type 20 Annual Calendar.



Part of the new pilot's line, the Pilot Montre d'Aéronef Type 20 Annual Calendar features the El Primero cal. 4054 movement with the condensed annual calendar module first developed by Paul Gerber for the MIH watch. The dial contains the constant seconds sub-dial, 60 minute counter, as well as day, date and month display.

Baselworld 2013: Zenith Pilot Montre d'Aéronef Type 20 GMT, including Red Baron limited edition (live pictures, specs and price)

Equipped with the Elite automatic movement, the Zenith Pilot Montre d'Aéronef Type 20 GMT is a dual time zone watch styled like a vintage pilot's timepiece.



After the surprising success of the enormous 57.5 mm Pilot Montre d'Aéronef Type 20 last year, Zenith has created a whole new Pilot Montre d'Aéronef Type 20 collection. The new line includes the Pilot Montre d'Aéronef Type 20 GMT, a well conceived dual time zone watch.


Hands-on with the Zenith El Primero Stratos Flyback Rainbow - the prodigal son returns (live photos and pricing)

The Zenith Rainbow has returned as the El Primero Stratos Flyback Rainbow Boutique Edition. Retaining its trademark multi-coloured dial, the new Rainbow chronograph is limited to 250 pieces.


The strikingly coloured Zenith Rainbow Flyback was one of the most memorable Zenith watches of the nineties, even if the rest of the line was visually forgettable. This year Zenith brings back the bright colours of the Rainbow as the El Primero Stratos Flyback Rainbow Boutique Edition, which stand out even more against the all black case.

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Baselworld 2013: Chopard's lavish USB stick - the Caliber USB 01.01-L

At Baselworld 2013, Chopard is disseminating its press kits via USB stick machined and finished like the bridge of a watch movement.


The 8 GB USB stick is in rhodium plated brass with gilded, engraved lettering. Measuring 39 mm in diameter and 10 mm high, the USB key is as large as some watches.


Baselworld 2013: Chopard LUC Perpetual T - tourbillon with perpetual calendar and 9 days power reserve

One of the most complicated Chopard LUC timepieces, the LUC Perpetual T is perpetual calendar with tourbillon, and more than a week's worth of power reserve.



Made in-house by Chopard like all the rest of the LUC line, the Perpetual T is Chopard's flagship timepiece for Baselworld 2013. Building on the movement of the even more complicated LUC All-in-One, the Perpetual T has a perpetual calendar with large date display, though no moon phase. 

Baselworld 2013: Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean GMT GoodPlanet

The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M GoodPlanet, a 600 m dive watch with second time zone function, aims to help conservation projects in South-East Asia.



Part of the proceeds from the sale of the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M GoodPlanet will go to the GoodPlanet Foundation. Specifically they will go to help conservation of mangroves in South-East Asia.


Baselworld 2013: Omega Speedmaster in black ceramic "Dark Side of the Moon"

Omega has unveiled a Speedmaster chronograph in black ceramic, "The Dark Side of the Moon", equipped with its in-house cal. 9300.


For the first time the Omega Speedmaster is available in black ceramic, or zirconium oxide (hence the subtle "ZrO2" on the dial). Known as "The Dark Side of the Moon", a pun on the original Speedmaster's status as the first watch worn on the moon, the new Speedmaster is entirely in black ceramic, case, bezel and dial.

Baselworld 2013: Sinn TESTAF pilot's watches

Sinn has unveiled its first timepieces with the TESTAF certification, comprising the 103 Ti, 103 Ti UTC, 857 UTC and EZM 10.


Sinn EZM10 TESTAF

Created by the Faculty of Aerospace Technology at the Aachen University of Applied Sciences (FH), following a suggestion by by Sinn's owner, Lothar Schmidt, in 2008, TESTAF (Technischer Standard Fliegeruhren, or "technical standards for pilot's watches) is a set of objective criteria for pilot's watches. 


Baselworld 2013: Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref. 5227 with officer's style case

The Calatrava Ref. 5227 is the latest Patek Philippe dress watch with officer's style case, this time with an invisible hinge for the case back. It is simple but classically attractive in the traditional Patek Philippe style.



Though it looks like many Calatravas that have come before, the new Calatrava Ref. 5227 is different. For one it has an officer's style case with a hinged case back that reveals the sapphire display window. 


Baselworld 2013: Hublot Big Bang Unico in-house movement

The Hublot Big Bang finally has an in-house Unico movement. Available in four variations, which are the first of a new line.


Big Bang Unico in King Gold with ceramic bezel

The new Hublot Big Bang Unico watches are the first Big Bang chronographs equipped with the in-house Unico movement. Though the Big Bang Unico looks similar to the original Big Bang (and every other Hublot), there are noticeable changes compared to the original Big Bang. For one the case is now larger, at 45.5 mm wide. And the chronograph pushers are round, which is unusual for a Hublot.


Saturday, 27 April 2013

Baselworld 2013: Introducing the Jaquet Droz Grande Heure GMT - the bare essentials of a dual time zone

With only two hour hands, the Jaquet Droz Grande Heure GMT is a travel watch reduced to its absolute bare essentials, or maybe even a bit less. Perfect for travellers with the luxury of not needing to know the time exactly.


The Jaquet Droz Grande Heure GMT is a more elaborate version of the single-handed Grande Heure of several years ago. With the rose gold hand indicating local time, and the blued steel hand for home time, the Grande Heure GMT shows the wearer two time zones simultaneously.


Baselworld 2013: TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 36 Chronograph “Racing” with El Primero

TAG Heuer announces the Carrera Calibre 36 Chronograph “Racing” with a titanium carbide coated titanium case, containing a Zenith El Primero chronograph movement.


The  Carrera Calibre 36 Chronograph “Racing” is a large, 43 mm chronograph utilising the 36,000 bph El Primero movement from TAG Heuer's sister company Zenith.


Baselworld 2013: Grand Seiko 44GS modern interpretation

A pair of limited edition Grand Seiko watches, inspired by the 44GS, for the centenary of Seiko watchmaking.


In addition to the 44GS reissues which are nearly perfect reproductions of the 44GS of 1967, Seiko has also announced two limited editions that are modern interpretations of the 44GS. Both are in steel on matching steel bracelets, with the automatic 9S65 movement inside.

Baselworld 2013: Grand Seiko 44GS limited edition for 100th anniversary

To mark 100th years of Seiko watchmaking, the company has created a limited edition reissue of the 44GS of 1967, equipped with the manual wind 9S64 movement.


Grand Seiko 44GS replica in steel SBGW047

Named after the cal. 4420 inside, the 44GS was the first Grand Seiko produced by Daini Seikosha (now Seiko Instruments Inc or SII), back in 1967. With its angular and clean case lines, the 44GS had a more modern look than the earlier Grand Seiko models, establishing the signature Grand Seiko aesthetic that still characterises the line today.


Baselworld 2013: Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra > 15,000 gauss

Omega has unveiled the production version of the Seamaster Aqua Terra > 15,000 gauss, which has the highest level of magnetism resistance of any wristwatch today.



Resistant to magnetic fields of over 15,000 gauss (or 1,000,000 A/m or 1.5 Tesla), the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra > 15’000 gauss is a big technological achievement. It far exceeds the magnetism resistance of other watches, thanks to the use of proprietary non-magnetic alloys for key movement components.


Baselworld 2013: Patek Philippe Ref. 5200 Gondolo 8 Days

Patek Philippe unveils a new rectangular movement with eight day power reserve, inside an art deco white gold Gondolo case, the Ref. 5200 Gondolo 8 Days.



At Baselworld 2013 Patek Philippe had a relatively quiet year - with speculation being that 2014 will be a year of major new products since it is the 175th anniversary of the company. Patek Philippe presented one new movement, the caliber 28-20 REC 8J PS IRM C J, a form movement with eight days power reserve, thanks to twin barrels, along with day and date indicator. 

Friday, 26 April 2013

Baselworld 2013: Omega Speedmaster ’57 with Co-Axial cal. 9300/9301

Omega takes inspiration from its archives for the latest generation of Speedmaster, equipped with the cal. 9300/9301 with Co-Axial escapement.



One of the highlights of Omega's Baselworld line-up, the Omega Speedmaster '57 has details like straight lugs and even an arrowhead hour register hand, two elements obviously inspired by the 1957 Speedmaster.

Introducing the Swatch Sistem51, the first ever first mechanical movement with fully automated assembly - perhaps the most important watch of Baselworld 2013

The Swatch Sistem51 is probably one of the most significant timepieces presented at Baselworld 2013. It is the world's first mechanical movement which has an entirely automated assembly.



Since time immemorial mechanical watches have been produced by hand. Even if it's the tiniest bit of manual labour, during assembly or regulation, the human element was still present. In contrast, the Swatch Sistem51 has an automatic movement that is entirely put together by machines, an extraordinary technical achievement for the Swiss watchmaking industry.


Baselworld 2013: Nomos 38 series, including larger Tangente

The Tangente, Orion and Ludwig from Nomos are finally available with enlarged, 38 mm cases.

From left: Nomos Orion 38, Orion Grau 38, Tangente 38 and Ludwig 38

Previously only available with a 35 mm case, the base model manual wind Tangente, Orion and Ludwig are now available in 38 mm. Though the cases are only 3 mm larger, it will make a huge difference on the wrist.

Baselworld 2013: Nomos Ahoi sports watch with 200 m water resistance

The Nomos Ahoi is the the brand's first entirely new model in some time, and it is also its first true sports watch with a water resistance of 200 m.

Nomos Ahoi Datum

Nomos is best known for its slightly formal but charming timepieces like the Tangente. The new Ahoi goes in a different direction, though it still retains the quintessential Nomos styling.


Baselworld 2013: Tudor Fastrider Black Shield ceramic chronograph (ref. 42000CR and 42000CN)

The Tudor Fastrider Black Shield is the brand's first all ceramic watch. It has a monobloc matte black ceramic case with the case and bezel being a single piece.



Equipped with a one piece black ceramic case made by injection moulding, the Fastrider Black Shield is Tudor's first all ceramic watch. The case construction makes it unusual as typically ceramic watches have multi-part cases. 

Baselworld 2013: Hublot Masterpiece MP-05 LaFerrari with 50 day power reserve (with pricing)

At Baselworld 2013 Hublot announced the amazing Masterpiece MP-05 LaFerrari. It has a cylindrical, transverse movement with a tourbillon regulator and 50 day power reserve.


Named after the limited edition LaFerrari hybrid supercar launched at the Geneva Motor Show in January, the Hublot Masterpiece MP-05 LaFerrari is probably the most intriguing automotive themed watch of recent years. It was created by Mathias Buttet, the technical genius at Hublot who was also behind the MP-02 Key of Time.

Baselworld 2013: Sinn T1 and T2 titanium dive watches (price and specs)

Sinn now has a second line of dive watches, comprising the T1 and T2. Both are in titanium with seventies style cases. And are fitted with Tegiment bezels and Ar-Dehumidying Technology.


Sinn T1

Just announced at Baselworld is Sinn's new range of dive watches in titanium. The T1 and T2 both have titanium cases reminiscent of 1970s dive watches (and also of the Sinn 8820 of the 1980s and 1990s), while the bezels are treated with Tegiment, Sinn's proprietary hardening technique. And both also have Sinn's dehumidifying technology which consists of an argon capsule embedded in the case to absorb moisture.


Baselworld 2013: Longines Heritage Military 1938 (with specs and price)

Inspired by 1930s military watches, the Longines Heritage Military 1938 is a new addition to the Longines Heritage line. It's available in three guises, time-only, chronograph and dual time zone.


Longines, along with Tudor, are the most successful and consistent in creating remakes of vintage timepieces. This year Longines adds to its already sizeable Heritage collection with the new Longines Heritage Military 1938, which comprises a trio of watches. 

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Baselworld 2013: Breitling Emergency II with dual frequency distress beacon

The Breitling Emergency II is an improved version of the famous distress signal watch. It can broadcast in two frequencies, enabling it send a signal to the satellite-based Cospas-Sarsat distress alert system.



Launched in 1995, the original Breitling Emergency had a built-in personal locator beacon (PLB) which could transmit a distress signal on demand and was intended for those unfortunate enough to be stranded in an inhospitable, remote place. But the international standards for distress signals have changed since then, and the Breitling Emergency II has been designed to ensure that anyone who needs to use such a watch will be heard.


Baselworld 2013: Stowa Flieger FO1 TESTAF

Stowa has developed a wristwatch that meets the technical standards set by FH Aachen for pilot's watches known as TESTAF.



Though the Stowa Flieger FO1 TESTAF looks similar to watches from Sinn, it has an interesting concept. The FO1 TESTAF was designed to meet the an established standard for pilot's watches set by a well reputed German technical university, which is the likely reason for its generic aviator's watch appearance.


Baselworld 2013: Introducing the Stowa Flieger and Marine Chronographs, now with hand-wound movements

Stowa now offers hand-wound versions of its Flieger and Marine Chronos, using a modified version of the Valjoux 7753.




Two years ago Stowa unveiled its minimalist Flieger Chronograph with an automatic movement, which only had two hands for the chronograph and another two for the time. Now Stowa has added a manual wind version of the Flieger Chrono, which is more in keeping with its bare essentials philosophy.


News: Panerai PAM523 Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days - new entry level in-house automatic

Panerai recently took the covers off an entry level Luminor with an in-house movement, the Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days PAM523.



Panerai doesn't show at Baselworld but here's some news from them: the Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days PAM523 is the first Panerai with the 1950 case with a 42 mm case diameter. It has a white dial and a date feature.


Baselworld 2013: Girard-Perregaux 1966 Chronograph with new in-house, integrated movement

Girard-Perregaux finally has its own in-house, integrated chronograph movement, which makes it debut as the 1966 Integrated Column-wheel Chronograph.



After a long dry spell, Girard-Perregaux has presented two notable and interesting movements at Baselworld 2013. Alongside the constant force movement unveiled before Basel, Girard-Perregaux also has a new manually wound, integrated chronograph movement, the GP 03800-001, presented in the round 1966 case.


Baselworld 2013: Rolex Yachmaster II in steel ref. 116680 (with price and specs)

For the first time the Yachtmaster II regatta chronograph is available in steel, with a bezel in blue ceramic.



The Yachtmaster II is now much more affordable with the launch of an all steel model. This has a blue ceramic bezel, and unusually for a sports Rolex, blued steel hands and indices. These go well with the glossy white dial.


Baselworld 2013: Rolex GMT-Master II with blue and black ceramic bezel ref. 116710BLNR (with specs and price)

The Rolex GMT-Master II has been facelifted and now has a black and blue ceramic bezel.



Previously only available in black, the Rolex GMT-Master II is now also offered with a black and blue ceramic bezel. This is more intuitive, since it indicates day and night. To match the bezel, the GMT hand is in blue, whereas it was green in the previous version.


Baselworld 2013: Introducing the Rolex Daytona in Platinum with Ceramic Bezel and Glacier Blue Dial ref.116506 (with specs and price)

Now available for the first time in platinum, the 50th anniversary Cosmograph Daytona has a Cerachrom bezel and 'glacier blue' dial, along with a matching platinum bracelet.



Though there was much speculation as to a new Daytona, it appears the adage "the more things change, the more they stay the same" holds true. For the Daytona's 50th anniversary, Rolex has unveiled a platinum Daytona - the first time this metal is used for the Daytona - with a brown ceramic bezel and a pale blue 'glacier' dial. 

Baselworld 2013: Introduced The Redesigned Bulgari Bulgari, Featuring An In-House Movement

Bulgari has updated its classic Bulgari Bulgari, which now has the in-house BVL 191 movement.



Originally penned by Gerald Genta, the Bulgari Bulgari has become the brand's signature timepiece. The new model has a slimmer bezel and sleeker lugs, as well as the BVL 191 movement made by Bulgari.


Introducing the Tudor Heritage Advisor Alarm in Black

Originally available only in silver, the Tudor Heritage Advisor alarm watch is now available with a two-tone black dial.


Taking its cues from the 1950s Tudor Advisor alarm wristwatch, the Heritage Advisor was launched at Baselworld 2011. It features an in-house alarm module added to an ETA 2892 base. 


Baselworld 2013: Tudor Heritage Chrono Blue - Monte Carlo redux

Tudor has just announced its second vintage style chronograph, the Heritage Chrono Blue (ref. 70330B). In blue, orange and grey, the new Tudor Heritage Chrono Blue is modelled after the 1973 Tudor "Monte Carlo" chronograph.



The first Tudor Heritage Chronograph launched in 2010 was a huge hit, and it began Tudor's winning streak with vintage reissues, like last year's Black Bay diver. This year sees the Heritage Chronograph return in another guise.


Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Baselworld 2013: Voutilainen V-8R

Equipped with a power reserve indicator and hack seconds, the Voutilainen V-8R is an evolution of the Vingt-8, with 70 components added to the movement.


The Vingt-8 is Kari Voutilainen's entry level (if there was such a thing) wristwatch, and the V-8R takes the concept further. It has a hack seconds, as well as a power reserve display. But more notable is the cut-off for the mainspring, which limits the barrel to its optimal torque.


Baselworld 2013: Voutilainen 28 Sarasamon with maki-e dial

Kari Voutilainen recently announced a unique version of his 28 with a maki-e dial made by Kitamura Tatsuo.



Kitamura Tatsuo, who signs his work Unryuan, is created this unique Japanese lacquer dial for Voutilainen. Made with gold dust, gold leaf as well as various types of iridescent shell, the dial took several months to complete.


Baselworld 2013: Omega highlights, including black ceramic Speedmaster and Aquaterra 15,000 Gauss

Omega has just announced its Baselworld 2013 collection, which as usual includes extensions to all of its lines. Here are some highlights, including the Speedmaster in black ceramic.


Omega Speedmaster in black ceramic "Dark Side of the Moon"

Several new Speedmasters were presented at Baselworld, but the Speedmaster in black ceramic "Dark Side of the Moon" will certainly garner the most attention. This has a 44.25 mm black ceramic case with brushed and polished surfaces, just like the steel version, with a polished black ceramic bezel.


Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Baselworld 2013: De Bethune DB25 LT Tourbillon

At Baselworld 2013 De Bethune will unveil the DB25 LT Tourbillon, a hand wind tourbillon with the brand's patented spherical moon phase.



The De Bethune DB25 LT Tourbillon has a simple front - a rose gold guilloche dial with De Bethune's spherical moon phase at 12 o'clock which is made of blued steel and palladium. And the 44 mm case is in platinum with the brand's signature skeleton lugs.


Baselworld 2013: De Bethune DB25 Imperial Fountain

With a hand engraved animal head in relief, the De Bethune DB25 Imperial Fountain is inspired by the animal heads of the water clock at Beijing's Yuan Ming Yuan (Old Summer Palace). The rest of the dial is also hand engraved, with peripheral hands so as not to obscure the engraving.


DB25 Imperial Fountain Snake

A few months ago De Bethune unveiled the teaser for the DB25 Imperial Fountain, and its official launch will take place at Baselworld 2013 in a few days. The DB25 Imperial Fountain is a set of 12 watches, each featuring an animal head of the Chinese Zodiac.  I first saw the prototype last year, and subsequent works in progress earlier this year - the watch is spectacular.


Sunday, 21 April 2013

News: French Foreign Legion anniversary watch by Matwatches

The legendary French Foreign Legion (Légion étrangère) has worked with French watch brand Matwatches to create a limited edition timepiece, intended to mark the 150th annivesary of the Battle of Camarón.



Matwatches is a small French watch brand specialises in military style timepieces. MAT stands for Mer-Air-Terre, or sea-air-land, and the company has worked with several French military and police outfits, like police special forces RAID for instance, to create unit-specific timepieces (much like what Bremont does for military forces in English speaking nations). Its latest timepiece is dedicated to the French Foreign Legion, the celebrated elite army unit comprised of foreign nationals commanded by French officers.


Saturday, 20 April 2013

Baselworld 2013: Introducing the Jacob & Co. Epic SF24 Flip Clock Dual Time Zone

Jacob & Co. presents an intriguing multiple time zone watch with the second time zone displayed on flaps, the Epic SF24.



Though not often regarded as a technical watchmaker, New York jeweller Jacob & Co. has just unveiled the Epic SF24. This shows one time zone on the main dial, and a second time zone, along with the city, on flaps at 12.


Baselworld 2013: Haldimann H11 Central Balance Pure

Beat Haldimann introduces his first watch without a tourbillon at Baselworld 2013, the H11 Central Balance Pure. This has the balance wheel at the centre of the movement, below the hands.



Best known for his central flying tourbillons, Beat Haldimann recently unveiled his first wristwatch without a tourbillon. The H11 Central Balance Pure is unusual because it has the balance wheel in the centre of the movement, which means the balance wheel sits directly below the hour and minute hands.


Friday, 19 April 2013

Baselworld 2013: Oris Royal Flying Doctor Service limited edition

Oris has just announced a limited edition two time zone watch dedicated to the storied Royal Flying Doctor Service, the aeromedical organisation providing care to people in rural and remote areas across the vast Australian continent.



Established in 1928, the Royal Flying Doctor Service is one of the world's largest aeromedical organisations. Equipped with 61 aircraft, it serves those living in the vast Australian outback who have no access to medical care. As its official partner, Oris has created this 2000 piece limited edition dedicated to the RFDS.


News: Vacheron Constantin marks opening of Paris boutique with four Patrimony Traditionnelle limited editions

To mark the opening of its boutique at 2 Rue de la Paix in Paris, Vacheron Constantin has unveiled four limited edition Patrimony Traditionnelle watches. The Paris boutique quartet ranges from a unique Patrimony Traditionnelle Calibre 2755 grand complication to simple a time-only model.



Vacheron Constantin recently opened its Paris boutique at no. 2, Rue de la Paix, one of the best known pricey shopping avenues of Paris. For the occasion VC has created four pink gold Patrimony Traditionnelle limited editions exclusive to the Paris boutique (and a few weeks ago VC also announced the return of the asymmetrical 1972 Prestige to mark the boutique's opening). 


Wednesday, 17 April 2013

News: Piaget Altiplano Metier d'Art Micro-Mosaic Rose (with pricing)

Piaget recently unveiled the Altiplano Micro-Mosaic, an ultra-thin watch with a dial featuring a mosaic rose, comprised of hundreds of tiny pieces of tinted glass.



Mosaic is a decorative technique many centuries old, and it has recently found favour in watchmaking. Piaget uses the technique to form a delicate rose for the dial of its Altiplano Micro-Mosaic.


News: Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Hommage à l’Art de la Danse with grisaille enamel dials

To celebrate 300 years of the École Française de Danse, Vacheron Constantin has released a trio of unique watches, the Métiers d’Art Hommage à l’Art de la Danse. Each depicts an Edgar Degas painting of dancers using the grisaille enamel technique.


For the 300th anniversary of the École Française de Danse (which means "French Dance Academy"), Vacheron Constantin has created three unique timepieces. Each has a grisaille enamel dial, with a motif inspired by a particular work by Edgar Degas.