September 11 – 20, 2009 at the Grand Palais, Paris
Vacheron Constantin the oldest watch manufacturer in the World, will display its Metiers d’Art collection within a space featuring exceptional timepieces and craftsmen at work.
The oldest watch manufacturer in the world whose uninterrupted business and transfer of know-how since its founding in 1755, Vacheron Constantin continues for over 250 years of excellence in the creation and production of its time pieces. Meanwhile, true to the three fundamentals of its mark: mastered technique, harmonious aesthetics and exceptional finishes.
Thus, throughout its history, year after year, generation after generation, Vacheron Constantin has continued to deepen his art through dazzling creations, drawing on his experience, mastery of certain know-how and sense of creation and technological innovation and aesthetics.
Among his collections – Patrimony, Malta, Quai de l’Ile, Overseas … – it is one that represents the essence of the know-how cultivated and controlled by Vacheron Constantin in the very particular domain of crafts of decorative arts applied at the watchmaking creation: The time-“Métiers d’Art”, which will be exhibited next to “Les Historiques” time pieces in the space dedicated to Vacheron Constantin at the Salon du Collectionneur in Paris.
Also in this space, Vacheron Constantin will provide an opportunity for visitors to admire the craft of his “Métiers d’Art” department at work, in particular – among the master-watchmakers, Master-sertisseurs, Master-guillocheurs who express their artistic talent on a daily basis in Geneva … – that of Master engraver and Master enameler who will come especially from Geneva to Paris to share their passion and expertise.