Opening of our Latest Boutique in Shanghai

december 2013

Shanghai boutique

Vacheron Constantin opened its latest boutique at Shanghai International Finance Center (ifc), in the heart of the Lujiazui financial trade zone in Pudong. At this occasion, the Maison introduced The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac – Horse, in the ongoing saga of the Métiers d’Art collection.

It is the Manufacturer’s first exploration into Shanghai Pudong area and it sets another milestone of Vacheron Constantin’s worldwide expansion; further reinforcing its presence in China. With 150 square meters of retail space, this new boutique located on the ground floor of Shanghai ifc Mall, creates an intimate and welcoming space for watch enthusiasts and collectors. “The new boutique located at the prestigious landmark Shanghai International Finance Center in Pudong, is a milestone of the long history of the brand … it is a great joy to offer this new privileged space to collectors and connoisseurs of fine watchmaking.” said Mr. Julien Tornare, Managing Director of Vacheron Constantin Asia Pacific

To celebrate the grand opening, Vacheron Constantin introduced the latest tribute - The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac – Horse, in the ongoing saga of the Métiers d’Art collection, turning its inspiration search to eastern culture. The horse is delicately applied to the centre of the dial, poised as if ready to gallop through the sapphire crystal. Sculpted in paper according to the principles of paper-cutting or Jianzhi, the animals of the Chinese zodiac provide a remarkable demonstration of the art of using full and empty spaces, which is the challenge that Vacheron Constantin has taken up and translated into the field of watchmaking thanks to the skill of its experienced artisans. Calibre 2460 G4 provides a hands-free display of time. It does so through four windows respectively revealing the hour, the minutes, the day and the date, so that it could have superb scope for expressing the decorative arts. 

Address: Vacheron Constantin Shanghai International Finance Center Boutique L1-17, 1st Floor, Block D, Shanghai ifc Mall, 8 Century Avenue, Pudong District, Shanghai

 

The year of the horse model, part of the Métiers d’Art The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac

The year of the horse model, part of the Métiers d’Art The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac

Vacheron Constantin Shanghai International Finance Center Boutique

Vacheron Constantin Shanghai International Finance Center Boutique

Opening Ceremony : The lion dance is believed to bring good luck and fortune to the business. From l...

Opening Ceremony : The lion dance is believed to bring good luck and fortune to the business. From left to right : Ms. Maureen S.Y. Fung, General Manager of Leasing Department of Sun Hung Kai Properties; Mr. Charlie Lai, Managing Director of Vacheron Constantin, China and Hong Kong ; Mr. Julien Tornare, Managing Director of Vacheron Constantin Asia Pacific; Mr. Heinrich Schellenberg, Swiss Consul General in Shanghai and Mrs. Schellenberg.