Vacheron Constantin’s MC Escher inspired Dove watch for Only Watch 2011

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Decorated with red and white dove shaped tessellations, the Vacheron Constantin unique piece, the Métiers d’Art Perspectives d’Art “Dove”, for Only Watch 2011 is all about the dial. Decorated with a repeated motif of doves in red and white, inspired by the tessellations of MC Escher, the dial is engraved, enamelled and set with diamonds. Specifically, according to the press release, the dial includes:

Engraving with champlevé enamelling Red birds: translucide enamelling White birds: opalescent enamelling Gold birds: hand-guilloché One bird set with 40 brilliant-cut diamonds, total weight of approx 0.08 carat The movement is the in-house cal. 2460 with Geneva Seal Hallmark and the case is 40 mm in white gold. I find this one of the most beautiful timepieces to be unveiled for Only Watch 2011. It is elegant and handsome, and the diamond-set dove adds a tiny bit of extravagance. The watch will be auctioned in September this year in Monte Carlo to benefit AMM, which supports research into children’s muscular dystrophy. – SJX

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