At the crossroads between Haute Horlogerie and Haute Couture, the Égérie collection reveals a new facet of its personality with two new Égérie self-winding diamond-pavé models. Its chic and classic allure, tinged with a hint of playfulness, appears attired in a sparkling robe of light, while maintaining its signature asymmetrical displays. These new models, presented at Watches & Wonders 2021, are part of the theme of the Maison for 2021 : entitled Classic with a Twist, it highlights Vacheron Constantin’s creative energy, guided by an identity that celebrates a heritage and dares to deliver the unexpected.
Femininity has countless facets, and in the same way, the Égérie collection reveals its temperament through multiple variations inspired by the refined world of Haute Couture and by the aesthetic codes present since the early 19th century in the Haute Horlogerie watches gracing Vacheron Constantin's heritage. By turn a confidante in daily life and a companion for precious evenings, the Égérie collection draws its refinement from a skilfully orchestrated play of details that also assert its singularity. Sophisticated and firmly attuned to its era, it now flaunts its charms in a dainty diamond dress.
The Égérie self-winding diamond-pavé watch catches and reflects light from all angles. The secret of its beauty? A stunning setting of 303 diamonds accentuating the slender bezel, flanks, lugs and even inter-lugs of its 35mm-diameter case in 18K white gold or 18K 5N pink gold. The gold dial sparkles with the same brilliance. Adorned with 574 diamonds, it transforms the passing of time into a truly dazzling sight. The show begins with the offset date appearing in a diagonal formed by the Vacheron Constantin logo and the crown positioned between 1 and 2 o’clock, which is topped with a rose-cut diamond adding a daring touch of coquetry. This skilful composition of curves and interlaced circles is punctuated by 18K gold Arabic numerals scalloped like fine lace and swept over by slim gold hands.
By day or night, the Égérie self-winding diamond-pavé watch finds its natural place on the wrist of women who like to enjoy a variety of pleasures. A clever interchangeable strap enables the wearer to change the look of the watch as she wishes: satin or satin-effect alligator leather, night blue coloured for the white gold version; candied chestnut coloured for the pink gold model. Once chosen, the strap is simply and easily clipped to the case in a smooth tool-free move. The gold pin buckles mounted on each strap, set with 17 diamonds, sets the perfect finishing touch.
Behind the scenes
To mark off the time, the Égérie self-winding diamond-pavé watch beats to the rhythm of calibre 1088, a self-winding Manufacture movement with a 40-hour power reserve. The sapphire crystal on the caseback affords an admirable view of the Haute Horlogerie finishes: a hand-crafted Côtes de Genève motif and an opened 22K gold oscillating weight inspired by the shape of the Maltese cross.
Classic with a Twist
Vacheron Constantin’s creativity has always remained closely attuned to its time while evoking its memories. This byword for elegance, adopted by each watchmaker, artisan and designer throughout the years and centuries, celebrates heritage and dares to explore the unexpected. Poised at the intersection between technical virtuosity and aesthetic refinement, the enduring allure of Vacheron Constantin timepieces makes its way unscathed through passing eras. Because timelessness cannot be achieved merely by complying with the canons of traditional watchmaking, each creation is tinged with a touch of boldness revealed in the smallest details. Special displays, offset indications, specific chamfering of all components, hand-crafted finishing and the complexity of a mechanism are just a few examples of this expertise. The result is a very personal field of expression where technique and style converge in a subtle harmony between the conventional and the atypical.
Doubly inspired by the world of Haute Couture and the aesthetic codes derived from Vacheron Constantin's heritage, the Égérie collection reveals a new facet of its personality. Both classic and daring, it is enhanced by two Égérie self-winding diamond-pavé models. Crafted in 18K white gold or 18K 5N pink gold and entirely set with 303 diamonds on the 35mm-diameter case and 574 diamonds on the dial, these new interpretations are an invitation to enjoy a variety of pleasures thanks to their tool-free interchangeable strap system. Delivered with two straps – in satin and alligator leather – they embrace the feminine wrist with precious elegance and accompany every moment to the rhythm of calibre 1088, a self-winding Manufacture-made movement.
20.8 mm (9’’’) diameter, 3.83 mm thick
Approximately 40 hours of power reserve
4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour)
Indications Hours, minutes, centre seconds
Case 18K white gold /18K 5N pink gold
Set with 303 round-cut diamonds
35 mm diameter, 9.54 mm thick
Crown set with a rose-cut diamond
Transparent sapphire crystal caseback
Water-resistance tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx. 30 meters)
Dial 18K gold set with 574 round-cut diamonds
18K white gold / 18K 5N pink gold ring set with diamonds
18K white gold / 18K 5N pink gold applied Arabic numerals and Index
Straps Delivered with two interchangeable straps
Night blue/candied chestnut satin-effect Mississippiensis alligator leather
strap and night blue/candied chestnut satin strap
Buckle Delivered with two 18K white gold /18K 5N pink gold pin buckles
(directly mounted on the straps), each set with 17 round-cut diamonds
Total diamond-setting 912 diamonds, for a total weight of approx. 4.10 carats (guaranteed