Introducing the unique Chagall & l'Opera de Paris Tribute to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with a hand painted enamel dial representing The Enchanted Flute as painted by Chagall
In 2010 Vacheron Constantin created a unique timepiece The Chagall et l’Opera de Paris - Tribute to the Great Composers whose enamel dial is a reproduction of the Paris Opera Garnier ceiling painted by Chagall in 1964. Vacheron Constantin decided to keep this watch in its private collection but to create 11 unique pieces each representing one of the composers depicted in Chagalls original painting.
Here is the 4th piece of the series representing Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Enchanted Flute as painted by Chagall.
Composed in 1791, The Magic Flute is Mozart’s last composition. This musical work sung in German expresses the fascination for supernatural and spectacular elements of fantasy inherent in the Baroque aesthetic. Its numerous special effects and multiple stage-settings determine its dramaturgical structure. Many of the themes that are evoked stem from the initiation rituals of the Freemasonry circle to which Mozart belonged: the struggle between light and darkness; as well as illusions and trickery leading to the instatement of a new order, inherited from the Age of Enlightenment. Marc Chagall conveyed the spirit of the opera through a dominantly blue colour lending it a graceful and truly enchanting dimension - the very same tone that transfigures Haute Horlogerie into an enamelled miniature masterpiece on its corresponding Métiers d’Art watch