Vacheron Constantin’s 1972 – Art for the Wrist Inspired by Salvador Dali

Vacheron Constantin’s 1972 – Art for the Wrist Inspired by Salvador Dali

This artful twist on a tank shape watch by Vacheron Constantin was inspired by the work of Salvador Dali.

From the first glance the shape captures attention and invites a closer look. It must have caused quite a stir in 1972 when it was first introduced – but then again Vacheron Constantin does not shy away from innovation and invention!

Two Diamond versions of the Vacheron Constantin 1972

Two Diamond versions of the 1972

Vacheron Constantin Cambree Womens Watch 1972

The Cambree Version of the 1972

And the inspiration from Dali is fascinating – his work “The Persistence of Memory” shows three clocks melting as a symbol of memory and the passage of time.

Salvador Dali’s The Persistence of Memory c. 1931