WATCH COLLECTOR'S CHEST
We want one...badly'
When we created a one-off bespoke watch chest for Vacheron Constantin, we sourced some stunning and rare, old-growth brown oak - a very special and highly sought after variety of oak - from the Althorp Estate in Northampton.
A small amount of this special timber remained after the commission was completed, carefully hidden away under a workbench (cabinetmakers are terrible hoarders)
For exhibition, our team designed a watch chest for four timepieces; inspired by the design, material palette and feel of the Vacheron Constantin chest, but on a more intimate scale - which could make use of this finite supply.
No pressure on the maker then.
This gives the resulting piece, the only one that can ever be made (that's how much timber we have left) a very special lineage.
Althorp oak, brass, goat suede & burgundy bridle leather