The made-to-measure service provides clothes that match clients' personal styles and needs.....
Along with clothing, shoes, and accessories, the new store will offer a limited-edition surfboard…

Vacheron’s Asian Arts

  • Bambou et Moineau
  • Pin et Grue
  • Prunier et Rossignol
  • Ensemble
  • Laurie Kahle

Since 2004, Vacheron Constantin’s Metiers d’Art collection has paid homage to Geneva’s traditional decorative arts—engraving, enameling, and gem setting. But this year, Vacheron turns its gaze to the East, partnering with Zôhik, one of Japan’s oldest lacquer companies, to produce maki-e lacquer dials for the new La Symbolique des Laques collection. The centuries-old technique of maki-e (which translates to “sprinkled picture”) involves sprinkling gold or silver dust over lacquer while it is still wet to create an image. Each year for the next three years, Vacheron will introduce a set of three watches with production limited to 20. The debut trio ($240,000) draws on the theme of longevity. Each design pairs one of the classic Asian symbols of long life—pine tree, bamboo, or plum tree—with the image of a bird—crane, sparrow, and nightingale, respectively. A delicately skeletonized ultrathin Vacheron Caliber 1003 crafted from 14-karat white gold serves as the dial’s centerpiece sandwiched between sapphire crystals that show off the watchmaker’s art next to that of the lacquer artisans. (877.862.7555, www.vacheron-constantin.com)

From Around the Web...
MB&F and L’Epée 1839 unveil the Destination Moon table clock
The avant-guard horologer launches its latest desk clock in partnership with L’Epée at Baselworld…
These beautiful new watches prove that complicated watchmaking isn’t just a man’s game…
Les Cabinotiers Celestia Astro­nomical Grand Complication 3600 (about $1 million)
The Les Cabinotiers Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600 has a million-dollar price tag…
Monobloc Actuator
Porsche Design’s Monobloc Actuator Rewrites the Rules of Chronograph Design
Upcoming Baselworld launches and earlier releases from SIHH prove the vintage-inspired trend is far...
The masters of haute horlogerie continue to impress through the first quarter of 2017…
Seamaster Planet Ocean GMT
The vibrant navy case of the new GMT dive watch might just help you shake those blues...
We took a minute away from the contest to decide which of our favorite watches paired best with the...
Sarpaneva Korona K0 Daredevil Dawn
Stepan Sarpaneva’s new model is a nod to risk takers and his early passion for motorcycles…
The brand expands Laureato line with a unisex 38 mm size and new case and bracelet options…