Established in 1755, Vacheron Constantin is easily one of most respected names in the world of timepieces. And just when you think you’ve seen it all from the Swiss luxury watch brand, it manages to delight again. Case in point: Vacheron Constantin’s newest range, the Égérie collection. Marrying the best of Haute Horlogerie and Haute Couture, the latest from the watch house is a celebration of the modern woman—driven, quick, and always elegant. Spotlighting Vacheron Constantin’s impeccable craftsmanship, the Égérie pieces aren’t just beautiful to look at, they’re also cleverly made for the woman on-the-go. While each piece comes with a ‘second skin’-like metal bracelet, the collection also offers interchangeable straps for the gold pieces, proving that elegance and versatility can, in fact, coexist.
Following the trademark look of Vacheron Constantin’s legacy watches, the Égérie collection featured the Swiss houses’ deliberate asymmetry in its designs, which are powered by self-winding movements adorned with Haute Horlogerie finishes. What makes them unique, however, is the 18K gold scalloped motifs you’ll find in the dials, reminiscent of fine lace, along with diamond detailing that almost seems to create an ethereal halo around the case of each dial, and delicate Arabic numerals. The collection includes three models—self-winding, moon phase and moon phase diamond-pavé—each of which can then be selected by their wearer in 18K pink gold, 18K white gold, or steel in two sizes:35 mm and 37 mm diameters. Another cheeky element that adds modernity to the timeless pieces: the placement of the Vacheron Constantin logo and crown, which appear between 1 and 2’clock for a fresh look. While the Égérie moon phase watches feature an 18K gold moon in a starry sky behind mother of pearl clouds, the Egérie moon phase diamond-pavé pieces are embedded with 510 diamonds, and the Égérie self-winding comes with a cabochon-cut moonstone. The result: a series of luxury watches that seamlessly blend in with daily wear, yet somehow also manage to stand out as an evening-worthy investment pieces. Both elegant, yet fresh, fun and modern, the Égérie watches are a rare combination of everything that makes a timepiece a winner.
To celebrate the brand new creations of the house of Vacheron Constantin, Vogue Arabia put its lens on some of the Égérie collection’s most beautiful pieces in a dreamy video that brings the romance of galas with the practicality of today’s race against time. The video pays homage to the femininity that’s laced into every piece of the collection, which after all, was named after the famous nymph Egeria, who often appears in Roman mythology. Watch the video for a closer look at the brand new offerings, which may just top your list of festive must-haves.
Directing and editing: Photo Boutique
Cinematography: Karim Fouad
Colour grading: LZRD
First AC: Steven Samy
Style: Cedric Haddad
Hair and Makeup: Ania Poniatowska
Model: Mia Matteazzi
Production: Danica Zivkovic
Shot on location at St Regis Dubai, The Palm
Style assistant Yasmine Sultan