Happy New Year!
Celebrate this year’s Chinese zodiac animal—the Ox—with these commemorative timepieces by your favourite watchmakers
Vacheron Constantin donated a Les Cabinotiers watch to the Christie’s
Bid for the Louvre online sale, which took place between December 1 and 15. This one-of-akind timepiece, which is yet to be designed, will come with a miniature or “grisaille” enamel dial that will depict a masterpiece chosen by its buyer during a private visit to the Louvre Museum in Paris.
The buyer, who spent about US$345,000 for the piece, will also travel to Vacheron’s manufacture in Geneva to choose the case material from platinum, pink or white gold, as well as a personalised engraving and a strap. Powered by brand’s in-house Calibre 2460 CE, the watch’s open case back will reveal a 22-karat gold oscillating weight openworked in the shape of Vacheron’s famous Maltese cross.