Vacheron Constantin unveils Egérie at jewellery exhibition
February 24 2020 11:45 PM
E?ge?rie is inherently versatile.
E?ge?rie is inherently versatile

Vacheron Constantin, the world’s oldest watchmaker, marked the global unveiling of Égérie Monday at the 17th edition of Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition (DJWE), showcasing four unique timepieces at an event held at the Alfardan Pavilion. The gathering was attended by Alfardan Jewellery president Ali Alfardan and Vacheron Constantin’s Middle East brand director Alexander Schmiedt, who introduced Égérie – dubbed as the "first dedicated women’s timepiece collection" – highlighting two self-winding and two moon phase models.

Ege?rie is the "first dedicated women’s timepiece collection"

From the Égérie collection

Ege?rie Lifestyle

The mischievous E?ge?rie has a strong character, an elegant watch firmly embedded in its era

From the Égérie collection

The new Égérie collection weaves the face of watchmaking femininity

Guests at the launch also had the chance to fully immerse themselves in the heart of the collection and discover the unique craftsmanship, precision and beauty behind these novelties. During the six-day exhibition, the Maison is offering customers a unique experience, whereby they will be organising a Strap pop-up bar, giving them an opportunity to personalise their Vacheron Constantin timepiece with a new strap created on the spot in accordance with their personal wishes.
Born from ‘the encounter of two worlds,’ Haute Horlogerie and Haute Couture, the new Égérie collection weaves the face of watchmaking femininity, according to Vacheron Constantin. A watch featuring a classic look “draped” with a mischievous touch reflecting today’s women: inspiring, independent and charismatic. “There are two distinctive realms in which craftsmanship, know-how and rarity would be nothing without passion, creativity and concern for details. Haute Horlogerie and Haute Couture share this same vocation, continuously reinvented by the artisans working behind the scenes.
Égérie was born from the conjunction between these two fields of expertise,” Vacheron Constantin said in a statement. The new Vacheron Constantin collection is infused with an exquisitely feminine sensibility; a dial featuring a pleated pattern and a diamond ‘halo’ resembling slender braiding and accentuating the feminine shape of the case. Above all, sophistication is in each and every detail, expressed through pleasingly harmonious geometry punctuated by 18-carat gold Arabic numerals, daintily scalloped like lace.
The mischievous E?ge?rie has a strong character, an elegant watch firmly embedded in its era. It is a daily companion and a confidante of the most precious evenings. Composed of three models – self-winding, moon phase and moon phase diamond-pave? – each offering its own versions in 18K pink gold, 18K white gold or steel, set with diamonds, E?ge?rie is inherently versatile.
The Égérie self-winding is a watch for every day, for every evening and for every moment. Available in 18K 5N rose gold or steel, this timepiece captures the spirit of the times. A bold move for this versatile watch, escorted by three interchangeable leather straps for the 18K 5N pink gold version.
The night star is at the very heart of the Égérie moon phase model, which comes in a 37mm case in 18k 5N rose gold or steel, with a diamond-set bezel. The stellar horological complication springs a surprise by appearing where it is least expected.
The Égérie moon phase diamond-pave model, framed in diamonds, comes in a 37mm case with 18k white gold sparkles with 292 diamonds. The dial deploys its concentric circles amid a shower of 510 diamonds resembling a precious embroidery. Vacheron Constantin has been continuously producing timepieces for more than 265 years, and one of the most sought-after brands at the annual and prestigious exhibition, which opened yesterday and runs until February 29 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre.
DJWE 2020, organised by the Qatar National Tourism Council, was opened by HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz al-Thani and attended by several other dignitaries, diplomats, and guests.

The heritage

Haute Couture instils a sophisticated style, subtly paired with the asymmetrical aesthetic faithfully perpetuating the Vacheron Constantin heritage.
A delicate interplay of textures and intertwined shapes, alternating flat and subtly raised areas; a pleated effect reminiscent of fabric; a singular asymmetry borne by a fluid aesthetic: such is the exquisite aesthetic of the Égérie watch.
A feminine name for a watch inspired by women, from the famous nymph Egeria recurrently featured in Roman mythology to the contemporary muses who inspire artists, designers and other creative talents. Infused with an exquisitely feminine sensibility, the new Vacheron Constantin collection draws its refinement from the world of Haute Couture.
Égérie is also the modern interpretation of aesthetic codes cherished by Vacheron Constantin, which has been offering off-centre displays since the early 19th century, notably by playing on two intertwined circles. Égérie has made this its signature touch.
The date or moon-phase integration is thus part of a subtle diagonal line formed by the Vacheron Constantin logo and the crown daringly taking its place between one o’clock and two o’clock.
Depending on the model, the latter is adorned with a cabochon-cut moonstone or a rose-cut diamond. This creative freedom is driven by a bold spirit that makes all the difference. Timepieces will be available in all Vacheron Constantin boutiques and authorised points of sale as of March 1, according to a statement. “A pleated motif reminiscent of Haute Couture craft, 18K gold figures scalloped like fine lace, diamonds recalling precious embroidery and an off-centre aesthetic inspired by the heritage of Vacheron Constantin... Haute Horlogerie engages in a fascinating dialogue with Haute Couture. The new Égérie ladies’ collection is an anthem to elegant women who enhance their attire with a bold touch. A circle in a circle and deliberate asymmetry characterise a watch that captures the mood of the moment through its multiple faces, reliably powered by self-winding movements adorned with Haute Horlogerie finishes,” the statement added.

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