The Heures Créatives collection, first unveiled in 2015, welcomes a new variation of the Heure Romantique model – a timepiece inspired by a 1916 watch emblematic of the Belle Époque and nurtured by Vacheron Constantin’s rich heritage of feminine watches. Set with 123 dazzling diamonds, its signature dainty flower-shaped 18K white gold case frames an elegant black mother-of-pearl dial. Powered by a slender mechanical manual-winding movement, Calibre 1055, the new Heure Romantique model is a dazzling dialogue between the art of jewellery-making and the art of horology.
The new Heure Romantique fires the imagination, conjuring up images of the refined and inventive women who embraced the Art Nouveau style almost a century ago. Graceful volutes, flowing curves and arabesques inspired by nature.
Within Vacheron Constantin’s workshops, particularly in the 1920s and 1930s, femininity reigned supreme. Their embrace of audacity, lightness and delicacy inspired artisans to craft extraordinary horological wonders. Delicately engraved pocket watches, precious pendant watches and richly decorated wristwatches testify to an abundant offering dedicated to women.
The Maison revisited this rich heritage in 2015 by inaugurating the Heures Créatives collection, composed at the time of a watch trilogy inspired by landmark historical models ranging from the Belle Époque to the 1970s. Now, Vacheron Constantin presents a new variation on the Heure Romantique model; a watch imbued with a timeless elegance enhanced by a dial adorned with black mother-of-pearl.
The new Heure Romantique model’s femininity is emphasised in every detail of this exceptionally elegant timepiece. Its case takes the form of a dainty 18K white gold flower whose curves are set with 104 diamonds on two levels. The airy leaf-type lug design further accentuates this refined craftsmanship. To underline this harmonious composition, the crown is topped with a diamond, and the circumference of the case is studded with finely engraved small beads.
The black mother-of-pearl dial adds an extremely chic touch to this new Heure Romantique which is particularly in its element at gala events. It clasps to the wrist with a black satin strap. A second black alligator leather strap accompanies this model.
To mark off the hours and minutes, the Heure Romantique houses manual-winding Calibre 1055. This slim movement has 115 components and 21 jewels that beat at a rate of 21,600 v.p.h. It has approximately 40-hours of power reserve. With a tiny diameter of barely 15.70 mm, the mechanism fits seamlessly into the delightfully petite and distinctively shaped Heure Romantique case.
The Heure Romantique is available exclusively from Vacheron Constantin boutiques.