Vacheron Constantin has created an exclusive, new variation of the Heure Romantique model graced with a black mother-of-pearl dial. This dainty and timeless Art Nouveau-inspired timepiece for women rounds out the manufacture’s Heures Créatives collection unveiled in 2015.
The Heure Romantique model is a nod to Vacheron Constantin’s rich heritage in the manufacturing of exceptional ladies’ watches. Delicately engraved pocket watches, precious pendant watches and richly decorated wristwatches testify to an abundant offering dedicated to women, particularly in the 1920s and 1930s.
The Maison revisited this rich heritage in 2015 by inaugurating the Heures Créatives collection, composed at the time of a watch trilogy inspired by landmark historical models ranging from the Belle Époque to the 1970s. Today, Vacheron Constantin presents a new variation on the Heure Romantique model, a precious watch imbued with a timeless elegance enhanced by a dial adorned with black mother-of-pearl.
Inspired by a 1916 timepiece emblematic of the Art Nouveau style, the Heure Romantique model was born from an intimate dialogue between the art of jewellery-making and horological virtuosity.
Femininity is emphasised in every detail of this exceptionally elegant timepiece. Its case takes the form of a dainty 18K white gold flower whose curves are set with 104 diamonds on two levels. This refined craftsmanship is further accentuated by the airy leaf-type lug design. To underline this harmonious composition, the crown is topped with a diamond and the circumference of the case is studded with finely engraved small beads.
The dial is made of shimmering black mother-of- pearl, thereby adding an extremely chic touch to this new Heure Romantique watch. The watch comes fitted with a stylish black satin strap. A second black alligator leather strap accompanies this model exclusively available from Vacheron Constantin boutiques.
The Heure Romantique model houses manual-winding Calibre 1055. This slender movement with its 115 components and 21 jewels beats at a rate of 21,600 vibrations per hour and has approximately 40-hour power reserve. With a tiny diameter of barely 15.70 mm (6¾’’’), the mechanism fits seamlessly into the delightfully small and distinctively shaped Heure Romantique case.
Model: Heures Créatives Heure Romantique
15.7 mm (6¾’’’) diameter, 2.1 mm thick
Approximately 40 hours of power reserve
3Hz (21,600 vibrations/hour)
18K white gold
26.5 x 36.2 mm, 7.4 mm thick
Diamond-set bezel, case and lugs (104 round-cut diamonds)
Diamond-set crown (1 round-cut diamond)
Water-resistance tested at a pressure of 3 bar (approx. 30 meters)
Transferred Roman numerals
Diamond-set 18K white gold folding clasp (18 round-cut diamonds)
Delivered with a second strap in black Mississippiensis alligator
123 round-cut diamonds, for a total weight of approx. 2.60 carats
Only available in Vacheron Constantin Boutiques