March 2011 - Vacheron Constantin, patron of the Journées des Métiers d’Art in Paris
From the 1st to the 3rd of April, Vacheron Constantin is delighted to be lending its support as a patron of the Journées des Métiers d’Art (Artistic Craft Days) organised by the French National Institute of Arts and Crafts (INMA).
On the occasion of this exhibition, the Geneva-based Manufacture particularly wished to support the exhibition entitled Talents d’Exception. The exposition will be held in the magnificent Galerie des Moulages de la Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine (Hall of Sculpture of the City of Architecture and Heritage), located in the centre of Paris.
During these three days, ten “Maîtres d’Art” (Art Masters) and several of their students will present some of their exceptional creations and will offer demonstrations of their skills to the public. Vacheron Constantin will be represented by two master exponents of the art of horology, a complications watchmaker and an enamelled miniaturist in enamels, as well as by a Japanese lacquer artist from the Zohiko Company partnering Vacheron Constantin in its Métiers d’Art “La Symbolique des Laques”. On the occasion of this exhibition, new timepieces from the Métiers d’Art Collection will be presented in exclusivity.
The Manufacture Vacheron Constantin pays tribute to the Zohiko house, which celebrated 350 years in existence in 2011, and to its artisans, who honour us with their presence. For nearly 100 years, Vacheron Constantin has had close ties to Japan. In 1917, Vacheron Constantin established business relations and delivered its first timepieces to Japan. In this difficult time, Vacheron Constantin extends its deepest sympathies and respect to the people of Japan, who are facing this unprecedented crisis with the unshakable dignity that characterizes them.
- “Journées des Métiers d’Art and Talents d’Exception” (Artistic Craft Days and Exceptional Talents) exhibition from April 1st to 3rd in Paris.
- Munenori Yamamoto, maki-e Lacquer