Égérie a new horological muse by Vacheron Constantin
The new Égérie collection was born from the conjunction between creativity and concern for details. It weaves the face of watchmaking femininity according to Vacheron Constantin. The feminine name for a watch inspired by women, from the famous nymph Egeria recurrently featured in Roman mythology to the contemporary muses who inspire artists, designers and other creative talents. The new Vacheron Constantin collection draws its refinement from the world of Haute Couture. A dial featuring a pleated pattern. A diamond ‘halo’ resembling slender braiding and accentuating the feminine shape of the case. And above all, sophistication in each and every detail, expressed through pleasingly harmonious geometry punctuated by 18-carat gold Arabic numerals, daintily scalloped like lace.
Égérie is also the modern interpretation of aesthetic codes cherished by Vacheron Constantin, which has been offering off-centre displays since the early 19th century, notably by playing on two intertwined circles. Égérie has made this its signature touch. The date or moon-phase integration is thus part of a subtle diagonal line formed by the Vacheron Constantin logo and the crown daringly taking its place between 1 and 2 o’clock. Depending on the model, the latter is adorned with a cabochon-cut moonstone or a rose-cut diamond. This creative freedom is driven by a bold spirit that makes all the difference.
Available in a self-winding version in 18K rose gold or steel, this timepiece captures the spirit of the times.
The 35 mm pebble-shaped case is crowned with a slender bezel overstitched with diamonds. Extended by integrated lugs, it is punctuated between 1 and 2 o’clock by a crown adorned with a cabochon-cut moonstone, of which the soft shade melds flawlessly into the overall aesthetic. The dial sets the stage for a delicate opaline silver work of art inspired by the world of Haute Couture
The night star is at the very heart of the Égérie moon phase model, which comes in a 37 mm case in 18K rose gold or steel, with a diamond-set bezel. The stellar horological complication springs a surprise by appearing where it is least expected.