Swiss watchmaker Vacheron Constantin’s design style tends toward the elaborate side of the spectrum, but their Les Cabinotiers Grand Complication Phoenix one-off wristwatch is especially ornate, mechanically and cosmetically.
The watch features an incredible 15 functions enclosed in a solid 18-karat gold case. The engraving alone took 300 hours to complete. Even a cursory look at the piece reveals a watch that is more art than accessory.
The Les Cabinotiers Grand Complication Phoenix features front and back displays. The face displays a series of dials that provide the wearer with a variety of informational data. Constantin’s 839-piece 2775 caliber provides the movement.
The watch case engraving details the phoenix, the mythological avian creature which suggests endless cycle, death and rebirth. To complete the look, Vacheron Constantin artisans paired the watch with a hand-stitched, Mississippiensis alligator leather strap accented with a matching gold clasp and buckle.
The price for this bespoke timepiece hasn’t been published. But we do know that it arrives in a beautiful Macassar ebony wood winder box complete with a magnifying glass and corrector pen.