Introducing Alexander the Great

Vacheron Constantin will launch for the Greek market a 20 piece limited edition of the Metiers d'Art Alexander the Great. The watch merges alternative time display (hours, minutes, day (in Greek) and date) via rotating discs with a cloisonné enamel dial (representing his conquests) and a miniature sculpture of Alexander the Great on his horse.

Introducing Alexander the Great 

Introducing Alexander the Great

10/29/2007 - 01:22

This year VC has released some amazing pieces from the Metiers d’Art collection: I love the Masques and I really adore the Sputnik model. However, I am not a big fan of this piece...

I like the enamel dial and the time display, but I do not like the sculpture of Alexander…

Something diffferent.
10/29/2007 - 04:04

This is the 3rd time VC uses this kind of alternative time telling, yeah? Beat this Patek!  

Hi Rei, its the 4th time this type of display is used: 4 seasons..
10/29/2007 - 15:57

Sputnik, Masques and this model

wasn't Sputnik based on the "Hommage to Grands Explorateurs" display?
10/29/2007 - 17:36

Is it possible Mr. Ghotbi made a mistake?

Mea culpa, very true, got me on that one :-) (nt)
10/29/2007 - 17:48


Oh yeah...I forgot about the Sputnik model. (nt)
10/30/2007 - 04:54


Alex, Veillotron was right.
10/30/2007 - 04:56

This is the 3rd one... The sputnik was using different method (like Urwerk).

I know..I know now stop rubbing it in :-) (nt)
10/31/2007 - 00:30


Re: Introducing Alexander the Great
10/29/2007 - 05:41

Alex must have had a good chuckle when my detective skills landed way off target on this one!

Nevertheless, I must say it is a nice concept: Metiers d'Art Four Seasons (display) meets Hommage Aux Grands Explorateurs (Old World Map)! 

I definitely like this better than the original Four Seasons theme. 

Thanks, Alex.  I'll get you next time!



The hour sub-dial would be easier to read if it rotated the other way
10/29/2007 - 15:24

Judging from the pictures I would assume that the hour dial rotates in a clock-wise direction so one would have to read the advancing hours from right to left, which is rather awkward I think.  It would have been easier if the dial rotated counter-clockwise and the figures advanced (got bigger) from left to right....Right, who cares?!  Cheers!

nice post alex..
10/29/2007 - 10:17

i am a fan of enamel

Xian Yang, XY

Not fan, I prefer the Masque
10/29/2007 - 10:26


Re: Introducing Alexander the Great
10/29/2007 - 12:13

I also am a fan of the cloisonne dial. Its the blending of art with technology (fine mechanical movement). I think the sculture is to large  and it takes away form the beauty of the cloisonne. Though I do like windows vs subdials for day/date still a tradionalist and prefer hands to tell the time. I think its an age thing!!!!

Re: Introducing Alexander the Great
10/29/2007 - 19:22

I am a bit disappointed too with this new Métier d'Art: I think the sculpture too important over the watch and the enamel.

I would say too "tape à l'oeil"!, in the same mind than the Seasons.

Finally, the Masks are still on top.

Too bad VC took the dial of the 4 seasons
10/29/2007 - 23:03

The watch is beautiful but it's not my cup of tea.

Re: Too bad VC took the dial of the 4 seasons
10/30/2007 - 10:13

Nice Work!! Enamel...Sculputure...

The Mask are the NICEST

I don't love this Alexander the Great at all

I just hope that VC will not fall into the limited edition trend like many brands  in this moment!!!

It is a nice watch, but...
10/30/2007 - 11:49

VC has done so much better in the past.

I agree with most of the comments here putting Sputnik on the spotlight.

Sputnik is undoubtedly something really extraordinary in the modern watchmaking.

Re: It is a nice watch, but...
10/30/2007 - 12:18

No but. it is a splendid watch and I am very happy that VC introdused a watch exclusively for the Greek market.

This forum is great.

Hi George welcome to the Lounge. Its a fun place to be :-) (nt)
10/30/2007 - 21:02


Hmmmm2 :-) (nt)
10/30/2007 - 13:40