Introducing: The Vacheron Constantin Égérie Moon Phase Jewelry

By Cara Barrett

Quick Take

A few weeks ago, Vacheron Constantin launched a brand new women’s collection – Égérie. It was a re-creation of an old line (with a very different look) but with a decidedly modern take. The new collection was based on the designs of haute couture with each watch boasting refined details and decidedly “feminine” touches.

As a follow up to the five references that debuted last month, Vacheron has released the latest and last model for this collection for the time being – the Moon Phase Jewelry. It is basically the same as the Moon Phase, but it is entirely iced out with 1,345 diamonds that weigh approximately 11.95 ct. The case is still 37mm, and the movement is still the caliber 1088 L and exemplifies a new design that will hopefully push more women to invest in Vacheron’s exceptional watchmaking.


Initial Thoughts

Diamond watches are not new for Vacheron. In fact, the company has been making diamond-set watches since its beginning. The Malte collection, the Patrimony collection, and the Traditionelle all have diamond-set examples in their line-up. The Égérie collection is no different. This flooded version is really beautiful when you take a closer look, and you have to admire the level of difficulty that it took to set 1,345 diamonds. However, I do often wonder who is buying these types of watches and whether or not they are made for profit or to show off craftsmanship. Either way, it’s still a beauty to behold, and even though it could be viewed as distasteful in today’s climate, something this pretty still brings a smile to my face.

The Basics

Brand: Vacheron Constantin
Model: Égérie Moon Phase
Reference Number: 8016F/126G-B499

Diameter: 37mm
Thickness: 10.53mm
Case Material: 18k white gold set with 246 diamonds
Dial Color: 18k white gold set with 510 diamonds
Indexes: 18k white gold applied Arabic numerals
Lume: NA
Water Resistance: approx. 30 meters
Strap/Bracelet: 18k white gold bracelet set with diamonds

The Movement

Caliber: 1088 L
Functions: Time and moon-phase
Diameter: 30mm
Thickness: 5mm
Power Reserve: 40-hours
Winding: Automatic
Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)
Jewels: 26
Chronometer Certified: No

Pricing & Availability

Price: $164,000
Availability: NA
Limited Edition: No

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