In the 18th century, during the Age of Enlightenment, Geneva’s most experienced watchmakers exercised their talent in workshops bathed in natural light and known as cabinets, perched on the top floor of the city’s buildings. These alchemists of time, who crafted extraordinary specially commissioned complicated watches, came to be nicknamed cabinotiers. Accomplished masters of their art, they were endowed with technical and manual skills matched by a wealth of scientific knowledge as well as curiosity for new ideas nurtured by the philosophy of that period.
Ably meeting the highest technical, aesthetic and artistic challenges, the one-of-a-kind Vacheron Constantin models currently created by its Les Cabinotiers department – heir to this prestigious history – delight the most demanding Fine Watchmaking connoisseurs, as vividly illustrated in Les Cabinotiers minute repeater tourbillon sky chart.
This signature piece follows in the wake of the Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600 and the Symphonia Grande Sonnerie 1860 created by the Les Cabinotiers department in 2017.
The feat of associating the minute repeater function, a tourbillon and a depiction of the starry heavens within a Vacheron Constantin watch could only be achieved within the Les Cabinotiers department. Showcasing the technical art of horology along with the aesthetic values of the Manufacture, this new creation echoes the consummate skills that have given rise to the Vacheron Constantin most emblematic and technical models.