Watches

Vacheron Constantin Ãgérie

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Ladies, Vacheron Constantin has introduced its latest watch, calledEgerie, and you will definitely want to sit down and take a closer look at this impressive series consisting of three different models and complications. The trio of watches goes beyond Vacheron Constantin’s fine watchmaking standards, integrating the “haute couture” evident in the delicate interplay of interlocking textures and shapes.

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The beauty ofEgerie(named after the famous nymph Egeria in Roman mythology) is found on the dial, with a pleated effect reminiscent of delicate fabrics. Look closely and you’ll find the perfect juxtaposition of flat and raised surfaces (18-karat Arabic numerals), creating an interplay of textures that is both elegant and refined. Each watch is equipped with a bezel set with 58 round-cut diamonds, a dazzling feature that can be found in both stainless steel and 18K gold versions.

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Now, the idea of ​​having interchangeable straps isn’t a completely new concept at Vacheron Constantin (just take a look at their popularOverseasmodel), and it’s definitely great to have that feature on theEgerie, especially in the gold models that are sold together with threeMississippian Alligatorstraps inCandied chestnut,Night blueandRaspberry Rose. The straps can be quickly changed without the need for tools, giving you the option to easily change colors to match your OOTD.

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The off-center “ring” placed diagonally above the Vacheron Constantin logo is a unique feature ofEgerie, one that displays the date or moon phase complication, depending on which watch model you choose. Interestingly, the crown does the same, positioned between the 1 and 2 o’clock position for visual interest, a feature unique to theEgerie.

All 3 (or 4, if you include the boutique-only models) start withSelf-winding Égérie(price fromSGD30,300), available in a single 35mm size equipped with theinternal Vacheron Constantin Caliber 1088movement. TheÉgérie Moon phase(priced atSGD 37,200) is slightly larger at 37mm and features an off-centered circle with the 18k gold moon on a “cloudy sky” (formed by a beautiful mother of -pearl assemblage), before it is finished with 36 diamonds circling perfectly around it. And if you’re a fan of extra diamonds, go for theÉgérie Moon Phase Diamond-Pavé(SGD93,000) which is fully encrusted with 292 diamonds on the 37mm case, with a further 510 diamonds circling the dial like a gorgeous embroidery. But of course, the pièce de résistance will have to be theÉgérie Moon Phase Jewelery(POA), an exclusive boutique piece featuring a full bracelet studded with 588 brilliant-cut diamonds, one that is made for people who love a truly amazing piece.

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TheEgerieIt’s a collection made for women, but these days there really aren’t any rules, even when it comes to watches, as long as you find that the 35mm and 37mm case (which, in all honesty, are great men’s sizes) will work. fit your wrist well. In other words, gentlemen can consider the 37mmÉgérie Moon phasein stainless steel while ladies can opt forÉgérie 35mm self-windingin 18k rose gold, making them the perfect couples watches for the upcoming anniversary, don’t you think?

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