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Vacheron Tribute to Great ExplorersVacheron Constantin has added two new timepieces to their collection, created to pay tribute to two of histories greatest explorers - Marco Polo and Christopher Columbus. The Metiers d'Art Tribute to Great Explorers are entirely hand-crafted and are to be produced in a limited series of sixty pieces of each design. The most impressive aspect of the Tribute to Great Explorers watches are the beautiful dials, created by employing the art of 'grand feu' enameling. The two dials represent Marco Polo's journey from 1271 to 1295 across Central Asia and Christopher Columbus's journey from 1492 to 1493 from Huelva to San Salvador and his discovery of America.

Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Tribute to Great ExplorersThe references for these models are 47070/000J-9085 for the Christopher Columbus inspired watch and 47070/000J-9086 for the Marco Polo inspired watch. Both cases are 18 carat yellow gold and have a diameter of 40 mm and 12.21 mm thick. The dials are 22-carat gold two-part base with a polychrome “Grand feu” enameled decoration. They have a 1126 AT movement that is self-winding and has an additional mobile hour display with a power reserve of approximately 40 hours. The straps are hand-sewn square-scale brown alligator leather and have a folding clasp buckle in 18-carat yellow gold with the standard vacheron polished half Maltese cross. The water resistance to 30 meters.

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