Vacheron Constantin Égérie


Ladies, Vacheron Constantin has unveiled its latest timepiece, named Égérie, and you will definitely want to sit up and take a closer look at this stunning series which consists of three different models and complications. The trio of watches goes beyond Vacheron Constantin’s standards of haute horlogerie, integrating ‘haute couture’ evident in the delicate interplay of textures and intertwined shapes.


The beauty of the Égérie (named after the famous nymph Egeria in Roman mythology) lies in the dial, featuring a pleated effect that’s reminiscent of delicate fabrics. Look closely, and you will find the perfect juxtaposition of flat and raised (18-carat Arabic numerals) surfaces, creating a play on texture that’s elegant and refined all at once. Each watch is equipped with a bezel set with 58 round-cut diamonds, a dazzling feature which can be found on both versions in stainless steel and 18K gold.


Now, the idea of having interchangeable straps is not an entirely a new concept at Vacheron Constantin (just take a look at its popular Overseas model), and it’s definitely great having that feature on the Égérie, especially on the gold models which are sold together with three Mississippiensis Alligator straps in Candied Chestnut Brown, Night Blue and Raspberry Pink. The straps can be changed quickly without the need for tools, giving you the option of switching the colours around easily to match your OOTD.


The off-centred ‘ring’ placed diagonally across the Vacheron Constantin logo is a unique feature of the Égérie, one that showcases either the date or moon-phase complication, depending on the watch model of your choice. Interestingly, the crown follows suit, located between the 1 and 2 o’clock position to provide visual interest, a feature unique to the Égérie.

The 3 (or 4, if you include the boutique-exclusive) models start with the Égérie Self-Winding (priced from SGD30,300), available in a single 35 mm size equipped with Vacheron Constantin’s in-house 1088 Calibre movement. The Égérie Moon Phase (priced from SGD37,200) is slightly bigger at 37 mm, featuring an offset circle with the 18K gold moon set on a ‘cloudy sky’ (formed by a gorgeous mother-of-pearl assembly), before it’s finished with 36 diamonds circling perfectly around. And if you’re a fan of extra diamonds, go for the Égérie Moon Phase Diamond-Pavé (SGD93,000) that’s fully encrusted with 292 diamonds on the 37 mm case, with another 510 diamonds encircling the dial like a precious embroidery. But of course, the pièce de résistance will have to be the Égérie Moon Phase Jewellery (POA), a boutique-exclusive piece that features a full bracelet studded with 588 brilliant-cut diamonds, one that’s made for individuals who love a truly jaw-dropping piece.


The Égérie is a collection that’s made for women, but these days there’s really no rules even when it comes to watches, so long as you find that the 35 mm and 37 mm case (which, in all honesty, are great sizes for men) will sit nicely on your wrist. In other words, the gents can consider the 37 mm Égérie Moon Phase in stainless steel while the ladies can opt for the 35 mm Égérie Self Winding in 18K pink gold, making for the perfect couples’ watches for the upcoming anniversary, don’t you think?


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