Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Tourbillon Dragon

Vacheron Constantin are no stranger when it comes to placing Chinese motifs on the dials of their watches. This time it’s the turn of the most iconic of them all – the dragon.

It’s certainly a bold piece. The 42mm case in 18k pink gold has been engraved with tiny clouds which cover the bezel and lugs, while a hand-engraved five-clawed gold Dragon takes centre stage on the contrasting jet black dial.

Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Tourbillon Dragon

Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Tourbillon Dragon

The watch is powered by a Cal. 2260 which you’ll find in the regular Traditionnelle tourbillon model, a hand-wound movement which has the highest seal in watchmaking, the Poinçon de Genève.

The Traditionnelle 14-Day Tourbillon “Dragon” is limited to only eight pieces and will be available exclusively at Vacheron Constantin’s boutiques throughout Asia. Unfortunately, for many of us, we’ll have to admire from afar…

Price: S$411,000; www.vacheron-constantin.com