2007 - Vacheron Constantin presents the crafts of the watchmaking art in Zurich
To present the various crafts used in the art of watchmaking to the Zurich public, Vacheron Constantin chose the Papiersaal, a former paper factory dating from 1886 and a centre for artistic expression.
The exhibition was opened on 15 November by Vacheron Constantin’s CEO, Mr. Juan-Carlos Torres in the presence of Mrs. Monique Barbier-Mueller. Over a period of three days, visitors were able to observe watch engravers, enamellers, guilloche-workers and makers of watch complications at work. An educational journey to the very heart of the brand, the métiers d’art exhibition gave its many visitors a glimpse into the world of the infinitely small and enabled them to appreciate the exceptional mastery displayed by Vacheron Constantin’s craftsmen. At the same time, it gave the craftsmen an opportunity to share their passion with the public in an informative and interactive exchange of information.
The focal point was the Métiers d’Art Masks collection, which was exhibited alongside the original masks from the Barbier-Mueller Museum collection. These had originally inspired the watches, showing once again Vacheron Constantin’s deep attachment to the world of the arts.
- Guests are experiencing the Métier of guillochage
- Mr. Juan-Carlos Torres, CEO of Vacheron Constantin with a guest the day of the inauguration
- The masks of the Barbier-Mueller collection
- Historic enamelling watches and tools on show