In tribute to four famous composers whose operas inspired the famous painter, Marc Chagall, Vacheron Constantin created a stunning one-of-a-kind timepiece that faithfully reproduces the artist’s painting on the center of the Palais Garnier Opera House ceiling. With its artistic, colorful dial, a Chagall et l’Opera de Paris Tribute to 4 Composers watch celebrates the irresistible power of love, the eternal theme so common to Beethoven, Bizet, Gluck and Verdi.
Two years ago, the luxury watchmaker created a one-of-a-kind watch called the Chagall et l’Opera de Paris – Tribute to the Great Composers, with an enamel dial reproducing the Chagall’s painting on Paris Opera Garnier ceiling. Kept in the brand’s private collection, this artistic timepiece inspired Vacheron Constantin to create the entire series of 11 unique pieces, each representing the work of one of the composers depicted in Chagall’s painting.
The newest model – Chagall et l’Opera de ParisTribute to 4 Composers comes as the 5th piece of the series, also unique as the first one to represent four composers. This piece of art has already been purchased, but watch fans deserve to enjoy it, at least by looking the photographs. Inserted in a 40mm yellow gold case, its round enamel dial manages to present L. van Beethoven’s opera Fidelio, G. Bizet’s Carmen, C.W. von Gluck’s Orpheus and Eurydice, as well as G. Verdi’s La Traviata.
As the anthem to triumphal love, the opera Fidelio is presented by a couple, Leonora and her husband Florestan. Carmen appears passionately, in the bloody red that symbolizes her independent and impulsive spirit. The drama of Orpheus and Eurydice is captured in the powerful contrast of red and green, while the Verdi’s masterpiece, Traviata, which deals with the topics of the passionate love and violence, is depicted in yellow.
Vacheron Constantin Chagall et l’Opera de Paris Tribute to 4 Composers watch is powered by a Calibre 2460 self-winding movement, which is visible through a sapphire crystal case-back, after removing a golden cover with stylish engravings of composers’ names. The beautifully polished case is fitted with an elegant black leather strap, with a gold buckle.