Vacheron Constantin Drops 11 Unique Les Cabinotiers 'La Musique Du Temps' Timepieces


Vacheron Constantin has flexed its collective horological might and produced 11 unique timepieces from its Les Cabinotiers workshop. This is the same department that produced the Reference 57260, along with a handful of other ultra-complicated pieces. These unique pieces were presented to the brand's top clients, with many of them already being spoken for. Oh, and just for good measure, all prices are on request!


'La Musique du Temps' Les Cabinotiers Minute Repeater Tourbillon Sky Chart – A Celestial Note

Featuring a tourbillon, a minute repeater a caseback-side sky chart, the 'La Musique du Temps' Les Cabinotiers Minute Repeater Tourbillon Sky Chart – A Celestial Note is testament to Vacheron Constantin's innate ability to produce supremely complicated and exceptional timepieces. Its 413-part calibre 2755 TMRCC is a work of art in itself, as is the sky chart that depicts the Milky Way and which rotates once every 23 hours and 56 minutes.


'La Musique du Temps' Les Cabinotiers Symphonia Grande Sonnerie – The Sixth Symphony

With a grand sonnerie, a petite sonnerie and a minute repeater, the 'La Musique du Temps' Les Cabinotiers Symphonia Grande Sonnerie – The Sixth Symphony is a symbol of Vacheron Constantin's constant and relentless pursuit of excellence. The 'La Musique du Temps' Les Cabinotiers Symphonia Grande Sonnerie – The Sixth Symphony has a pink gold case with the sides of the case decorated with a bas-relief engraving of the score to Beethoven's Sixth Symphony. This is a big watch, both in stature and in size, and at 45mm in diameter and 15.10mm in height, coupled with the 727-part movement, the 'La Musique du Temps' Les Cabinotiers Symphonia Grande Sonnerie – The Sixth Symphony is truly a heavyweight.


'La Musique du Temps' Les Cabinotiers Minute Repeater Ultra-Thin -- A Romantic Note

Encased in pink gold and featuring a lovely grand feu enamel dial, the 'La Musique du Temps' Les Cabinotiers Minute Repeater Ultra-Thin -- A Romantic Note is indeed romantic in nature. At only 8.50mm in thickness with thanks to the super thin reference 4261 which was originally used in a Vacheron Constantin minute repeater way back in 1941.


'La Musique du Temps' Les Cabinotiers Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar – A Perfect Combination

Available in either white or pink gold, the 'La Musique du Temps' Les Cabinotiers Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar – A Perfect Combination is certainly that, the perfect combination. It features a stunning array of complications that are indeed useable in this day and age. Each piece features a guilloche dial and while the images make the 'La Musique du Temps' Les Cabinotiers Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar – A Perfect Combination look quite thick, it actually only measures 10.44mm in thickness.



'La Musique du Temps' Les Cabinotiers Minute Repeater Tourbillon – Four Seasons (Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring)

Perhaps the most artistic of the bunch comes the 'La Musique du Temps' Les Cabinotiers Minute Repeater Tourbillon – Four Seasons. Each piece depicts one of the four seasons of the year in a beautiful, natural setting surrounding a swimming carp. With a minute repeater encased under the champleve enamel dial and an opening for Vacheron Constantin's stunning tourbillon peering through the vivid dials, the 'La Musique du Temps' Les Cabinotiers Minute Repeater Tourbillon – Four Seasons collection of watches is exquisite.


'La Musique du Temps' Les Cabinotiers Minute Repeater Ultra-Thin – The Dance Of Gemstones

The most refined and inconspicuous pieces of the collection thus far, the 'La Musique du Temps' Les Cabinotiers Minute Repeater Ultra-Thin – The Dance Of Gemstones idealises the quintessential notion of horological sublty. A his and her pair, the 'La Musique du Temps' Les Cabinotiers Minute Repeater Ultra-Thin – The Dance Of Gemstones features an eggshell-white grand feu enamel dial, ruby hour markers and on the smaller "her" model, diamond-set bezel, lugs and a crown. The two pieces measure 39mm and 41mm across, hers and his, respectively.


Les Cabinotiers – La Caravelle 1950

Not a chiming piece, but one that embodies the aesthetic beauty of watchmaking is the La Caravelle 1950. Featuring a cloisonne enamel dial with Vacheron Constantin's ironic Cornes de Vache lugs, the highlight of this piece is, of course, the dial. The enamel depiction of a ship was created and finished by the haus of celebrated enameler, Anita Porchet. It's a striking image, a ship braving the ferocity of the ocean, and it's a stark contrast to the gleaming beauty and beautiful smoothness of the gold case.


Les Cabinotiers Openworked Tourbillon High Jewelry

The final piece released by Vacheron Constantin is the Les Cabinotiers Openworked Tourbillon High Jewelry. In what seems to be a very busy aesthetic, there is of course plenty of appealing details. Sublime skeletonisation, incredible movement architecture, an attention to detail that is second to none, and all of that topped off with the 238 baguette cut diamonds on the case, the 48 baguette diamonds on the dial and the 20 diamonds on the crown (Yep -- not even kidding!). The 46mm white gold case seems to hold the almost 10 carats of diamonds precariously, but with so much going on with the Les Cabinotiers Openworked Tourbillon High Jewelry you can't help but smile and appreciate it when you look at it.

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