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.
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…
This is the 3rd time VC uses this kind of alternative time telling, yeah? Beat this Patek!
Sputnik, Masques and this model
Is it possible Mr. Ghotbi made a mistake?
This is the 3rd one... The sputnik was using different method (like Urwerk).
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!
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!
i am a fan of enamel
Xian Yang, XY
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!!!!
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.
The watch is beautiful but it's not my cup of tea.
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!!!
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.
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.