Métiers d’arts Watches

Métiers d’art watches embody the peak of horological skill – they are, literally, works of art in their own right. Crafts such as engraving, enameling, miniature painting, or guilloché are some of the techniques used to decorate and embellish the dial, case, or movement of fine mechanical watches. Manufacturers promote these rare traditional professions and encourage them. Sometimes the crafts are not learned in school but are taught by master craftsmen who train chosen students in their workshop.

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Arnold & Son Perpetual Moon "Year of the Rabbit"
Reference number: 1GLBR.Z06A.C161A
Arnold & Son
Perpetual Moon "Year of the Rabbit"
62,050 USD
Chopard L.U.C XP Urushi Year of the Rabbit
Reference number: 161902-5077
Chopard
L.U.C XP Urushi Year of the Rabbit
26,200 USD
Chopard L.U.C Quattro Spirit 25 Fifth Avenue Edition
Reference number: 161977-5004
Chopard
L.U.C Quattro Spirit 25 Fifth Avenue Edition
58,000 USD
Jaquet Droz The Rolling Stone Automaton
Reference number: J0328330011
Jaquet Droz
The Rolling Stone Automaton
Price upon request
Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Tourbillon
Reference number: 6040T/000R-B960
Vacheron Constantin
Traditionnelle Tourbillon
Price upon request
Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Tourbillon
Reference number: 6040T/000R-B961
Vacheron Constantin
Traditionnelle Tourbillon
Price upon request
Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac Year of the Rabbit
Reference number: 86073/000R-B933
Vacheron Constantin
Métiers d’Art The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac Year of the Rabbit
128,450 USD
Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Tourbillon
Reference number: 6040T/000R-B959
Vacheron Constantin
Traditionnelle Tourbillon
Price upon request
Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac Year of the Rabbit
Reference number: 86073/000P-B932
Vacheron Constantin
Métiers d’Art The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac Year of the Rabbit
Price upon request
Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Sonatina Peaceful Nature Crane
Reference number: Q35924J1
Jaeger-LeCoultre
Rendez-Vous Sonatina Peaceful Nature Crane
Price upon request
Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Sonatina Peaceful Nature Kingfisher
Reference number: Q35924J3
Jaeger-LeCoultre
Rendez-Vous Sonatina Peaceful Nature Kingfisher
Price upon request
Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Sonatina Peaceful Nature Koi
Reference number: Q35924J2
Jaeger-LeCoultre
Rendez-Vous Sonatina Peaceful Nature Koi
Price upon request
Vacheron Constantin Égérie Creative Edition
Reference number: 8006F/000G-B942
Vacheron Constantin
Égérie Creative Edition
123,010 USD
Moritz Grossmann ATOM MOORE 37 Silver-plated by Friction
Reference number: MG-002723
Moritz Grossmann
ATOM MOORE 37 Silver-plated by Friction
29,280 USD
Krayon Anywhere Métiers d’Art Azur
Krayon
Anywhere Métiers d’Art Azur
175,860 USD
Hermès Slim d'Hermès Minuit au Faubourg
Reference number: 059645WW00
Hermès
Slim d'Hermès Minuit au Faubourg
67,660 USD
Hermès Slim d'Hermès Minuit au Faubourg
Reference number: 059644WW00
Hermès
Slim d'Hermès Minuit au Faubourg
67,660 USD
Jaquet Droz Dragon Automaton John Howe
Reference number: J0327330041
Jaquet Droz
Dragon Automaton John Howe
Price upon request
Jaquet Droz Dragon Automaton John Howe
Reference number: J0327330031
Jaquet Droz
Dragon Automaton John Howe
Price upon request
Jaquet Droz Dragon Automaton John Howe
Reference number: J0327330011
Jaquet Droz
Dragon Automaton John Howe
Price upon request
Arnold & Son Perpetual Moon 38 “Year of the Tiger”
Reference number: 1GLMRZ04AZ202A
Arnold & Son
Perpetual Moon 38 “Year of the Tiger”
75,000 USD
Arnold & Son Luna Magna Gold MOP
Reference number: 1LMAR.A04A.C211A
Arnold & Son
Luna Magna Gold MOP
53,890 USD
Hermès Arceau The Three Graces
Reference number: 055083WW00
Hermès
Arceau The Three Graces
79,300 USD
Hermès Arceau Toucan de Paradis
Reference number: 057421WW00
Hermès
Arceau Toucan de Paradis
74,100 USD
De Bethune DB25 Starry Varius Aérolite
Reference number: DB25VTM
De Bethune
DB25 Starry Varius Aérolite
272,150 USD
Hermès Arceau Hermès Story
Reference number: 059378WW00
Hermès
Arceau Hermès Story
73,260 USD
Hermès Arceau Hermès Story
Reference number: 059369WW00
Hermès
Arceau Hermès Story
95,800 USD
Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Duo de Lions Watch
Reference number: VCARPBJW00
Van Cleef & Arpels
Lady Duo de Lions Watch
Price upon request
Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Ballerine Enchantée Rose Gold Watch
Reference number: VCARPBER00
Van Cleef & Arpels
Lady Arpels Ballerine Enchantée Rose Gold Watch
140,430 USD
Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Ballerine Enchantée Rose Gold Watch
Reference number: VCARPBES00
Van Cleef & Arpels
Lady Arpels Ballerine Enchantée Rose Gold Watch
232,960 USD
Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Ballerine Enchantée Watch
Reference number: VCARPBIW00
Van Cleef & Arpels
Lady Arpels Ballerine Enchantée Watch
232,960 USD
Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Heures Florales Cerisier Watch
Reference number: VCARPBJM00
Van Cleef & Arpels
Lady Arpels Heures Florales Cerisier Watch
264,530 USD
Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Duo de Lapins Watch
Reference number: VCARPBJY00
Van Cleef & Arpels
Lady Duo de Lapins Watch
Price upon request
Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Ballerine Enchantée Watch
Reference number: VCARPBIE00
Van Cleef & Arpels
Lady Arpels Ballerine Enchantée Watch
140,430 USD
Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Heures Florales Watch
Reference number: VCARPBJL00
Van Cleef & Arpels
Lady Arpels Heures Florales Watch
264,530 USD
Patek Philippe Golden Ellipse
Reference number: 5738/51G-001
Patek Philippe
Golden Ellipse
68,580 USD
Chopard Happy Sport Métiers d'Art Polar Bear Edition
Reference number: 274425-1001
Chopard
Happy Sport Métiers d'Art Polar Bear Edition
Price upon request
Chopard Imperiale Flying Tourbillon
Reference number: 385389-1001
Chopard
Imperiale Flying Tourbillon
Price upon request
Chopard Happy Sport Métiers d'Art Hummingbird Edition
Reference number: 274425-5002
Chopard
Happy Sport Métiers d'Art Hummingbird Edition
Price upon request
Chopard Happy Sport Métiers d'Art Sea Turtle Edition
Reference number: 274425-5001
Chopard
Happy Sport Métiers d'Art Sea Turtle Edition
Price upon request
Hermès Arceau Les Folies du Ciel
Reference number: 059399WW00
Hermès
Arceau Les Folies du Ciel
73,500 USD
Richard Mille RM 47 Tourbillon The Time of the Samurai
Richard Mille
RM 47 Tourbillon The Time of the Samurai
1,054,830 USD
Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Ronde des Papillons Watch
Reference number: VCARO8OD00
Van Cleef & Arpels
Lady Arpels Ronde des Papillons Watch
139,340 USD
Moritz Grossmann Tefnut Lady
  Butterfly 
Reference number: MG-002239
Moritz Grossmann
Tefnut Lady Butterfly 
59,980 USD
Moritz Grossmann Tefnut Lady
  Butterfly 
Reference number: MG-002355
Moritz Grossmann
Tefnut Lady Butterfly 
59,980 USD
Oris Sun Wukong Artist Edition
Reference number: 01 400 7769 4185-Set
Oris
Sun Wukong Artist Edition
26,130 USD
Arnold & Son Perpetual Moon “Year of the Tiger”
Reference number: 1GLBR.Z03A.C161A
Arnold & Son
Perpetual Moon “Year of the Tiger”
62,050 USD
Piaget Altiplano Chinese New Year 2022
Reference number: G0A46540
Piaget
Altiplano Chinese New Year 2022
Price upon request
Arnold & Son Ultrathin Tourbillon Dragon & Phoenix Bronzite
Reference number: 1UTAR.Z01A.C156A
Arnold & Son
Ultrathin Tourbillon Dragon & Phoenix Bronzite
116,040 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Smalta Clara Humming Bird
Reference number: J005503502
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute Smalta Clara Humming Bird
54,600 USD
Arnold & Son Globetrotter Gold
Reference number: 1WTAR.U01C.C153A
Arnold & Son
Globetrotter Gold
49,100 USD
Jaquet Droz Bird Repeater 300th Anniversary Edition
Reference number: J031033211
Jaquet Droz
Bird Repeater 300th Anniversary Edition
650,640 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Relief Buffalo
Reference number: J005003228
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute Relief Buffalo
41,100 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Relief Buffalo
Reference number: J005123206
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute Relief Buffalo
36,200 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Relief Buffalo
Reference number: J005024286
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute Relief Buffalo
79,600 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Relief Dragon
Reference number: J005023292
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute Relief Dragon
74,300 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Relief Buffalo
Reference number: J005023295
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute Relief Buffalo
68,300 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Thousand Year Lights
Reference number: J005014211
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute Thousand Year Lights
51,500 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Thousand Year Lights
Reference number: J005013215
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute Thousand Year Lights
42,000 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Thousand Year Lights
Reference number: J005004201
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute Thousand Year Lights
49,400 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Thousand Year Lights
Reference number: J005003221
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute Thousand Year Lights
49,400 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Thousand Year Lights
Reference number: J005003219
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute Thousand Year Lights
39,900 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Dragon John Howe
Reference number: J005123207
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute Dragon John Howe
36,900 USD
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Dragon John Howe
Reference number: J005124207
Jaquet Droz
Petite Heure Minute Dragon John Howe
36,900 USD
Ulysse Nardin Classico Manara Manufacture 40mm
Reference number: 3202-136LE-2/MANARA.08
Ulysse Nardin
Classico Manara Manufacture 40mm
37,000 USD
Ulysse Nardin Classico Manara Manufacture 40mm
Reference number: 3202-136LE-2/MANARA.09
Ulysse Nardin
Classico Manara Manufacture 40mm
37,000 USD
Ulysse Nardin Classico Manara Manufacture 40mm
Reference number: 3202-136LE-2/MANARA.10
Ulysse Nardin
Classico Manara Manufacture 40mm
37,000 USD
Ulysse Nardin Classico Manara Manufacture 40mm
Reference number: 3202-136LE-2/MANARA.05
Ulysse Nardin
Classico Manara Manufacture 40mm
37,000 USD
Ulysse Nardin Classico Manara Manufacture 40mm
Reference number: 3202-136LE-2/MANARA.07
Ulysse Nardin
Classico Manara Manufacture 40mm
37,000 USD
Ulysse Nardin Classico Manara Manufacture 40mm
Reference number: 3202-136LE-2/MANARA.06
Ulysse Nardin
Classico Manara Manufacture 40mm
37,000 USD
Ulysse Nardin Classico Manara Manufacture 40mm
Reference number: 3202-136LE-2/MANARA.03
Ulysse Nardin
Classico Manara Manufacture 40mm
37,000 USD
Ulysse Nardin Classico Manara Manufacture 40mm
Reference number: 3202-136LE-2/MANARA.04
Ulysse Nardin
Classico Manara Manufacture 40mm
37,000 USD
Ulysse Nardin Classico Manara Manufacture 40mm
Reference number: 3202-136LE-2/MANARA.02
Ulysse Nardin
Classico Manara Manufacture 40mm
37,000 USD
Ulysse Nardin Classico Manara Manufacture 40mm
Reference number: 3202-136LE-2/MANARA.01
Ulysse Nardin
Classico Manara Manufacture 40mm
37,000 USD
Louis Vuitton Tambour Carpe Diem
Reference number: Q1EN0Y
Louis Vuitton
Tambour Carpe Diem
478,980 USD
Franck Muller Vanguard Rose Skeleton
Reference number: V 32 S6 SQT ROSE COL DRM (RG) 5N
Franck Muller
Vanguard Rose Skeleton
32,590 USD
Franck Muller Vanguard Rose Skeleton
Reference number: V 32 S6 SQT ROSE COL DRM (RG) OG
Franck Muller
Vanguard Rose Skeleton
32,590 USD
Franck Muller Vanguard Rose Skeleton
Reference number: V 32 S6 SQT ROSE (VL) OG
Franck Muller
Vanguard Rose Skeleton
31,420 USD
Franck Muller Vanguard Rose Skeleton
Reference number: V 32 S6 SQT ROSE (VL) 5N
Franck Muller
Vanguard Rose Skeleton
31,420 USD
Franck Muller Vanguard Rose Skeleton
Reference number: V 32 S6 SQT ROSE (RS) OG
Franck Muller
Vanguard Rose Skeleton
31,420 USD

When to wear a métiers d’art watch?

Métiers d’Art watches have become increasingly important in the luxury world where personalization is key. Many major watch brands are searching for the most highly skilled artisans in the world to hand make intricate marquetry, enamel, or mosaic dials. Whether made from mother-of-pearl, wood, ceramics, or even marble, these unique watches are a timeless statement to the brand’s artistic appreciation in question and, of course, the owner’s taste.

You might assume that these precious watches are kept safely stowed away in a safe due to their delicacy, but this could not be further from the truth.

Métiers d’Art watches are intended to be worn and used as timepieces, and the artisans who made them would certainly appreciate them being admired as much as possible. It is even possible to wear Métiers d’Art watches every day, just that with some, you need to be more careful with than others. What better way of paying homage to the skill of the artisans and the vision of the designer?

Well-known métiers d’art watch brands

Cartier is one brand that creates miracles with marquetry and mosaics to accentuate the natural beauty of their famous panther. The Rotonde de Cartier Panthere Wood Marquetry watch was painstakingly made with thousands of tiny wood slivers, individually placed on the dial with tweezers to bring the sensuous animal to life. This watch makes a powerful statement that speaks to all lovers of skilled craftsmanship and animals. Watches such as this have the power to make colleagues and friends pay closer attention to your timepiece than your words.

Some of the best métiers d’art watches for women

In 2019, Hermès launched the Slim D’Hermès Pegase Paysage in wood marquetry. Selecting a carefully chosen variety of woods, including yellow pear and Macassar, the master artisans successfully created a dial with a highly effective contrast. The famous winged horse is easily visible from a distance, and horse lovers of both genders will adore this watch and will undoubtedly be reluctant to let it leave the wrist.

Some of the best métiers d’art watches for men

Not every Swiss watchmaking brand focuses on flora and fauna; some brands also create marvelous pieces with abstracts. Ulysse Nardin continues to turn heads, for example, with the Classico range, which features mermaids in erotic underwater scenes. Jaquet Droz is very well known for some of the best Métiers d’Art watches for men – their Petite Heure Minute Relief Rooster is a unique and beautiful piece featuring gold, mother-of-pearl, and onyx surrounding a miniature painting.

You might prefer an ultra-masculine Lundis Bleus Métiers d’Art. The ‘Contemporaine’ in Burgundy features an exquisite enamel ‘Ocean Surface’ dial – contemporary and wonderfully stylish. Patek Philippe also makes several Métiers d’Art watches, including the Complications World Time, Rare Handcrafts, and the Golden Ellipse Rare Handicrafts.