2007 – The magic of the masks unveiled at the National Palace Museum in Taïpei
One evening this December, Vacheron Constantin unveiled its Métiers d’Art les Masques collection in Taïpei in the emblematic National Palace Museum, an important centre of traditional Chinese culture.
During the evening, over 400 guests had the opportunity to admire Vacheron Constantin’s magnificent watch creations as well as the masks that inspired them. These masks are part of the Barbier-Mueller collection, the largest private collection of primitive art in the world. The Barbier-Mueller Museum was founded 30 years ago in Geneva and its director, Mrs Laurence Mattet, attended the evening’s celebrations.
The evocation of the four continents from where these masks originated added an extra dimension to the evening’s entertainment, which transported the guests from one continent to another through the combined magic of song, music and dance.
The master engraver of the Métiers d’Art les Masques collection was on hand to demonstrate the art of engraving to the guests, who were deeply intrigued by an artistic technique particularly evident in the timepieces on display. This collection shows Vacheron Constantin’s strong commitment to perpetuating the crafts used in the art of watchmaking.
- Vacheron Constantin at the National Palace Museum
- Guests admire the work of the master engraver Olivier Vaucher
- Chistian Selmoni, Product Marketing Director of Vacheron Constantin, Olivier Vaucher, Master engraver and Laurence Mattet, Director of the Barbier-Mueller Museum