2008 – Vacheron Constantin launches the Quai de l’Ile line in New York
On 22 October 2008, Vacheron Constantin launched its Quai de l’Ile collection in New York at the IAC Building, designed by the architect Frank Gehry. This bold, sophisticated and resolutely contemporary line is now available in the United States. Throughout the evening, interactive screens projected on a wall over 37 metres in length underlined the personalised dimension of the collection’s timepieces.
Among the 300 guests invited were artists, writers, architects and well-known journalists, as well as leading Hollywood stars like Oscar-winning Susan Sarandon, Kate Bosworth and Lindsay Price. A private concert by Ne-Yo, frequent winner of the Grammy platinum award, received a particularly enthusiastic ovation.
To commemorate the evening, Vacheron Constantin welcomed the architect Richard Meier, the author Salman Rushdie, and the television news presenter Charlie Rose, who created watches in gold, palladium and titanium respectively for a charitable organisation in aid of under-privileged children. The opportunity to create their own watch by playing an active part in choosing the materials for the components was an unforgettable experience for all the guests.
- Quai de l’île launch Animation
- From left to right : Julien Tornare, President of Vacheron Constantin North America, Oscar Award Winner Susan Sarandon et Marc Guten, International Director of Vacheron Constantin
- Kim Raver and Lindsay Price, stars of Lipstick Jungle
- Marc Guten, Richard Meier, Sonia Cole, Charlie Rose, Salman Rushdie and Julien Tornare
- Private concert of Ne-Yo