In 2010 Vacheron Constantin created a unique timepiece called “The Chagall et l’Opera de Paris – Tribute to the Great Composers” whose enamel dial is a reproduction of the Paris Opera Garnier ceiling painted by Chagall in 1964. Vacheron Constantin decided to keep this watch in its private collection but to create 11 unique pieces each representing one of the composers depicted in Chagall’s original painting. Recently, a look the 5th piece of the series was released over at VC’s in-house forum, the Hour Lounge. The watch has already been purchased, but I thought I would show a few pics here because it is a unique and enticing piece. Even more so if you are interested in the opera and/or four famous composers represented on the dial.
This dial pays tribute to four famous composers whose works are depicted at the center of the Palais Garnier Opera House Ceiling. All four operas celebrate the irresistible power of love through colorful shades, based on primary colors. Represented are Ludwig van Beethoven – Fidelio, Georges Bizet – Carmen, Christoph Willibald von Gluck - Orpheus and Eurydice and Giuseppe Verdi - La Traviata.
40mm yellow gold case, automatic mechanical VC Calibre 2460
You can read and see more in this thread over at the Vacheron Constantin Hour Lounge.