Thus, potentially the most valuable component of this Royal Oak and Watches is they’re relatively reliable signals of riches, and they are faithfully recognized. This means that any watch trying to compete with these titans of expensive steel should be equally distinctive and easy to comprehend, as well as controlled enough in the marketplace to receive costs close to (or over) the retail price. Each one of these elements is directly-related into the ability of the watch to be an authentic luxury object, as well as a true statement to the world of being a recognized luxury object.How does the updated Vacheron Constantin Overseas watch fare in comparison? I won’t concentrate on price resiliency as the set remains somewhat too fresh, and the whole business is facing a supply and pricing catastrophe. The short response is that while I am certain that various parts of the world have slightly differing costs for your Overseas, it is still a high-end watch using a price to match. The question is whether or not people recognize it as such.While Vacheron Constantin was careful to preserve the Overseas’ signature bezel and bracelet design, I am not sure it’s enough to listen to this collection visually from onlookers. That means those wearing it with the intention of showing it off, might find it much more difficult to find familiar eyes than if they wore the contest. Of course, it isn’t as though Vacheron Constantin has marketed the Overseas in any appreciable manner – so section of this reality is to be expected.

Despite the tough economic climate, Asia, specifically Hong Kong and China, remain two of the biggest markets for Swiss watch brands. And to celebrate the Chinese New Year, which will be in late January, 2017, Vacheron Constantin is introducing two new and extremely limited watches. Ladies and gentlemen, may we introduce to you the Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art The legend of the Chinese Zodiac Year of the Rooster watch.

Vacheron Constantin’s Métiers d’Art collection represents the company’s most artistic timepieces. Watches from this esteemed collection are often made with some form of extremely complicated art and craft techniques such as gem-setting, enameling, engraving, painting, and so on. The new Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art the Legend of the Chinese Zodiac Year of the Rooster watch is no different.

This isn’t the first time Vacheron Constantin created a watch to celebrate the Chinese zodiac. Readers familiar with Vacheron Constantin’s Métiers d’Art collection will probably remember last year’s Métiers d’Art Legend of the Chinese Zodiac Year of the Monkey watch. Well, the design of the new Métiers d’Art the Legend of the Chinese Zodiac Year of the Rooster watch closely follows the design of the former.

The new Vacheron Constantin Dress Watches Replica Métiers d’Art The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac Year of the Rooster comes in a 40mm platinum or 18K 5N pink gold case, which are both water resistant to 30 meters.

The dial features motifs of flowers done in the style of Chinese paper-cutting called jiǎnzhǐ (剪纸) in Mandarin. The art of paper-cutting dates back to as far as the second century and shares many similarities to Scherenschnitt in Switzerland and Germany.

The flowers are etched directly into the metal and are made to look three-dimensional thanks to various accentuating reliefs and subtle stage-setting. The end result, according to Vacheron Constantin, is that they appear to be floating directly above the dial and under the crystal.

The base of the dial is Grand Feu enamel, an age old technique that requires the application of enamel in successive layers. Enamel is favored because its color hardly fades, so the watch should look as it does now even many years later. In the center of the dial sits a rooster made out of either platinum or gold, matching the case material, and it is, as you would expect, painstakingly engraved by hand.

The hours, minutes, day of the week, and date are read through four apertures located at 10, 2, 4, and 8 o’clock, respectively. Legibility is top notch, and enabling this is Vacheron Constantin’s 237-component automatic caliber 2460 G4. It beats at 4Hz, has a power reserve of 40 hours, and features the Hallmark of Geneva, which means it is finished to a very high standard. See much more about the Hallmark of Geneva, or Geneva Seal, in our in-depth report here. It also has a large 22k gold rotor that has been decorated with guilloche.

The Vacheron Constantin Watches Price Replica Métiers d’Art the Legend of the Chinese Zodiac Year of the Rooster watch – we recommend giving yours a shorter nickname – will be limited to just 24 pieces in total – 12 in platinum and another 12 in 18K 5N pink gold. It is priced at US$100,500.