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To cre­ate a watch with open work­ing is purely an aes­thetic con­sid­er­a­tion; it de­mands that each stage of the watch’s con­struc­tion be­come more com­pli­cated. To even be­gin to strike

that sub­tle bal­ance be­tween beauty and func­tion­al­ity re­quires nim­ble fin­gers, in­fi­nite pa­tience, and su­perla­tive de­sign con­cep­tion. The horol­o­gists at Vacheron Con­stantin’s Swiss

man­u­fac­ture took their time in cre­at­ing this un­ex­pected en­counter be­tween tra­di­tion and moder­nity. But of course, 260 years of watch­mak­ing his­tory might have had some­thing to do with en­rich­ing beauty with ex­per­tise. For in­stance, Vacheron’s skilled artis­tans are sec­ond to none in the del­i­cate tech­nique of hand en­grav­ing, the only way to bring the ethe­real

light­ness to fash­ion in­creas­ingly fine me­chan­i­cal parts. The Pat­ri­mony Tra­di­tionelle collection has sev­eral out­stand­ing tour­bil­lons, but adapt­ing Gothic in­spi­ra­tion with the pre­ci­sion de­mands of a ro­tat­ing move­ment to cre­ate a three di­men­sional ef­fect will leave the

wearer breath­less and hyp­no­tised with ev­ery peek at their wrist. Price on re­quest.

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