Vacheron Constantin has introduced the final set in the series of "Les Masques" timepieces, part of Vacheron's Metiers d'Art watch collection. The first set, introduced in 2007, bore miniature reproductions inspired by primitive arts masks from China, Alaska, the Congo and Indonesia. The second set, introduced in 2008 featured reproductions inspired by art masks from Mexico, Japan, Gabon, and Papua New Guinea. The final set released this year features reproductions inspired by masks from Indonesia, China, Mexico and Gabon. The miniature masks were created by scanning the originals to get a three-dimensional image, then that prototype was given to an engraver who meticulously carved the masks to replicate the exact look of these ancient artifacts.

Beginning in 2007 Vacheron Constantin planned to release the Les Masques collection as sets of four watches, one set released each year in a limited edition of 25 for 3 years. This years release is the final in the series that has made history for the pretigious brand. The timepieces were inspired from artwork found in the Barbier-Mueller collection - a collection of over 7,000 pieces which includes artwork from tribal, classical and other primitive civilizations from around the globe. Now that all the sets have been released, the collection consists of twelve watches each with a different mask with representatives from the continents of Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Oceania.

Each of the exquisite sets of watches utilizes each of the 4 most luxurious case materials. The China mask is produced in 18 carat yellow gold, Indonesia is 18 carat white gold, Gabon is in 18 carat pink gold and Mexico in platinum. The miniature masks appear upon a transparent sapphire crystal, and every watch is engraved with a poem by French writer Michel Butor. Each watch features the VC 2460 G4, self-winding mechanical stamped Poinçon de Genève movement. The indications and functions are displayed in 4 windows on the case rim. Each case measures 40 mm with a sapphire case-back, and is water resistant to 30 meters.

The Indonesia watch is inspired by a facial mask from the Island of Lombok and the Sasak people. This mask is made of hard wood and has traces of white pigments. The China watch is inspired by a Zangs-‘Bag facial Mask from the Tibet region, Tantric Buddhism which dates around the 16th or 17th century. It is produced from partially-gilt copper. The Mexico mask is a Pendant Mask from the State of Guerrero and is produced from basalt, a common extrusive volcanic rock. The Gabon watch is a Ngontang Mask produced by the Western Gabon, Fang people. It is a soft wood covered with white kaolin with specks of crystallization.

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