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The Future is Female

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This year, Vacheron Constantin is expanding their women-focused collection, Égérie. Launched in 2003 with tonneau-shaped cases, the five new models are round and come with an unconventionally placed crown and an offset subdial. 

The women-led design team behind the relaunch brought together the world of haute horlogerie and haute couture, having taken their design inspiration from sewing and the pleats found in women’s garments. The influence of the latter on the former is clearly seen through the fine hands reminiscent of sewing needles, and in the pleated motif that adorns the opaline dials (with the exception of the diamond pavé model).

Vacheron Constantin Égérie moon phase timepiece in 18K 5N rose gold with a brown strap on the wrist of a woman.

A hand-worked machine from 1904 was specially adjusted to allow Vacheron Constantin’s artisans to create the small pleats. Complementing the “folds” are calligraphy-like Arabic numerals, designed specifically for Égérie. 

A subdial encircled by 36 diamonds is located between 12 o’clock and 3 o’clock. An arched date aperture occupies the space on the 35mm models, while the 37mm models feature a moon phase. The entire watch face is framed by a 58 diamond-set bezel, showcasing the maison’s gem-setting prowess. 

Close up of the Vacheron Constantin Égérie self-winding model that has a date indicator.

Positioned between 1 and 3 o’clock on the case is a crown topped with a cabochon-cut moonstone.

Both size options are available in variations of 8K 5N rose gold, steel or diamond pavé on white gold. Each one is accompanied with straps that have a tab on the back to quickly retract the spring bars, facilitating easy strap changes for today’s versatile women.

Beating inside the timepieces are the in-house self-winding caliber 1088 and caliber 1088L for the 35mm and 37mm models, respectively. The movements are visible through the sapphire casebacks. 

Vacheron Constantin Égérie self winding

The Égérie self winding has a date indicator between 12 o’clock and 3 o’clock, and is encircled by an offset circle.

The Vacheron Constantin Égérie Moon Phase in 18K 5N rose gold with a dark blue strap.

The Égérie Moon Phase features an 18K moon, starry night sky and mother-of-pearl clouds.

 

Vacheron Constantin Égérie Moon Phase Diamond Pave in steel with a blue satin strap.

The Égérie Moon Phase Diamond Pave covers the watch from the bezel and lugs down to the dial. About 292 diamonds are overstitched on the case, and another 510 diamonds are set on the dial.

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