The GyroGraff China, with Temple of Heaven and Great Wall of China dials, features some of the world’s most intricate métiers d’art techniques. Photo: Graff
The GyroGraff China, with Temple of Heaven and Great Wall of China dials, features some of the world’s most intricate métiers d’art techniques. Photo: Graff
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What are métiers d’art watches and why are collectors obsessed with them? Experts at Hermès, Cartier and Vacheron Constantin spend hours embedding luxury timepieces with artistic handcrafted details

  • In Swiss watchmaking, the tradition of métiers d’art dates back to 1755 when Vacheron Constantin introduced a delicate enamelling technique of miniature painting
  • Cartier’s Marquetry watch shows the brand’s iconic Panthère using 75 blades of straw, while Chronoswiss is one of few brands to produce handmade guilloche dials

The GyroGraff China, with Temple of Heaven and Great Wall of China dials, features some of the world’s most intricate métiers d’art techniques. Photo: Graff
The GyroGraff China, with Temple of Heaven and Great Wall of China dials, features some of the world’s most intricate métiers d’art techniques. Photo: Graff
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