ROOTING FOR ROOSTERS. Christmas isn’t here yet, much less the New Year. But, after all that’s been happening in 2016, you can’t blame anyone for wanting to get to 2017 already
Enter Vacheron Constantin! The Swiss watch manufacturer has unveiled a new Chinese New Year-themed watch: Métiers d’Art The legend of the Chinese zodiac Year of the Rooster. Since it’s going to be the Year of the Rooster starting January 28, 2017, the image of said animal decorates the watch, which will be available in two styles: Platinum and pink gold.
What makes this Vacheron Constantin piece more special is the techniques used by the watchmakers. The Scherenschnitt paper-cutting in Swiss culture is reinterpreted by the artisans to create the motif seen on the dial. The other technique is the Grand Feu enameling, which is famous for its complicated nature (more on this technique here).
The watch is limited to 12 pieces only.