It takes only one step from a watchmaking institution to a museum. Vacheron Constantin is taking that step these days by presenting an exceptional collection of four watches inspired by works of art in the Louvre: the Great Sphinx of Tanis, the Lion of Darius, the Victory of Samothrace and the bust of Augustus. Four miniature reinterpretations of 2,000 years of history that reflect the immense expertise of the factory in enamel, micro-mosaics, marquetry and engraving. Sourcing of stones, cutting (0.5mm square for each), arrangement, this painstaking work that only an exceptional hand is capable of accomplishing sums up all that one has the right to expect from an exceptional manufacture. No wonder then that this collection is limited to 5 pieces per work!