Intricate precision, delicate strokes, supreme finesse and the finest craftsmanship mastered over decades are Vacheron Constantin’s winning ingredients for creating the timeless Les Cabinotiers collection.
On the top floors of Geneva buildings in light-filled workshops, prestigious watchmakers use extreme care and flawless attention to detail, melded with inspiration from the savannah and the jungle to the earth and the sky, to produce immaculate timepieces.
Engineers, designers, master watchmakers and artisans fuse their imaginations and expertise to generate a rare degree of technical and aesthetic complexity that brings every Les Cabinotiers piece to life.
Uncover what it takes to handcraft the oldest fine watch manufacturer’s sublime timepieces, from the moment a lead pencil marks blank paper to the final stroke etched into the case.
The bespoke models of the Les Cabinotiers Mécaniques Sauvages range are embellished with the power of majestic wild animals, such as the strength of a bird of prey or the stealth of a feline, mirroring the essence of the heritage Swiss manufacturer. Horological expertise and passion sees the prestigious timepieces spring to life, with sharpened gaze and heightened instinct, ready to leap into reality.
Intaglio fine line and pounced ornament engraving techniques give the Les Cabinotiers 2755 Eagle timepiece its piercing gaze – a skill that takes at least 10 years of experience to master.
The ancestral technique of fine line engraving requires at least five years of experience to master. Every exquisite detail is on show in the Les Cabinotiers Mysterious Animals Tiger timepiece as the mesmerising jungle animal roams the surrounding foliage, wild and free.
Engineers, designers, master watchmakers and artisans fuse their imaginations and expertise to generate a rare degree of technical and aesthetic complexity that brings every Les Cabinotiers piece to life
More than a functioning chronograph, the creations are serviceable works of art owed to the brilliant craftsmanship and patience of the engraving artisans. The Maison’s signature hand finishes enhance the complete look, whether it be through the superb impression of a slithering snake on the case band, or a fiercely noble lion etched into the case.
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