Vacheron Constantin displays three new ballet-inspired timepieces
Hommage à l’Art de la Danse
With each priced at a not insignificant $140,800, the three styles revealed this week in New York by the Swiss brand are part of it’s Hommage à l’Art de la Danse series within the Metiers d’Art collection.
Their faces depict variations of an Edgar Degas painting, and this collection includes 'Dancers Practicing at the Barre' (1877); 'Dancers Near a Set' (1888), and 'Two Dancers Entering the Stage' (1877). Each style is also crafted by an individual master enamelist, and may take up to two-and-a-half months to complete.
“It’s an art of technicality,” said the brand's Creative Director Christian Selmoni. “The enameler creates layers and layers with different effects. To be an experienced enameler, you have to have at least 10 years of experience. It’s demanding from an artistic point of view, as well as technically.”