For Art’s Sake
Vacheron Constantin’s latest artistic oeuvre is the Métiers d’Art – Tribute to great civilisations collection dedicated to four of the ancient world’s greatest civilisations: the Persian Empire under Darius the Great; Ancient Egypt’s golden age; the Greek Hellenistic period; and the birth of the Roman Empire under the rule of its first emperor Augustus Caesar.
Thanks to its ongoing partnership with the Louvre Museum, Vacheron Constantin matched each of these civilisations with an emblematic work of art found in the museum and miniaturised them into fantastical works of art.
A variety of artistic crafts, including champlevé, grisaille enamel, stone marquetry, stone micro-mosaic and engraving, were used to replicate various decorative art forms from the different periods. Each watch also has a sapphire crystal with a sculpted gold appliqué, as well as engraved texts in cuneiform, hieroglyphics, ancient Greek or Latin script.
Driven by a self-winding manufacture movement, the time is presented via four discs around the dial periphery, displaying the hours, minutes, day and date. Exclusively available at Vacheron Constantin boutiques, there are only five numbered pieces of each variant.
Sounds of the Future
Audemars Piguet’s latest collaboration is with seven-time Grammy-winning artist and producer Mark Ronson. Together, they have launched a programme revolving around the process of creating and nurturing talents.
The first fruit of this partnership is a three-episode series called Syncing Sounds, in which Ronson teams up with 2022 Grammy winner R&B artist Lucky Daye on a new song, Too Much. The series offers a peek into Ronson’s recording studio in New York City, along with a look at his inspirations and past collaborations. It also chronicles the creative journey he and Daye share.
Into The Blue
Blue watches will never go out of style, no matter what you say.