Vacheron Constantin celebrates the opening of its Paris boutique with two exceptional events

may 2013

Vacheron Constantin celebrates the opening of its Paris boutique  with two exceptional events

Vacheron Constantin invited its guests to an evening gala in honor of the tricentennial anniversary of the “Ecole française de danse” at the Palais Garnier. On the following day, Vacheron hosted a reception for the opening of its first Paris boutique, located at 2 rue de la Paix.
 
On Monday, April 15th, guests of the Geneva-based watchmaker were among some 2,000 people in the Palais Garnier ornately decorated with thousands of flowers for the gala celebrating the 300th anniversary of the “Ecole française de danse.” They were entertained by a unique performance that brought together young dancers from the school with stars of the “Ballet de l’Opéra national de Paris.”
 
Vacheron Constantin, sponsor of the “Opéra national de Paris” since 2007, was proudly associated with this exceptional event. Juan Carlos Torres, Managing Director of Vacheron Constantin, reaffirmed the links between the two organizations and spoke of the strong emotions created by the unique performance.

Numerous personalities attending the gala shared his sentiment, including Lily Safra, Grand Patron of the tricentennial anniversary, who presided over the event. Aurélie Filippetti, French Minister of Culture and Communication, Bernadette Chirac, Valérie Trierweiler, Brigitte Lefèvre and Stéphane Bern were among those whose presence honored the 300th anniversary of the renowned dance school.

The inauguration evening on the following day was also devoted to dance and opera. Vacheron Constantin’s guests discovered exquisite luxury watches produced for the occasion, notably a new Métiers d’Art collection dedicated to the tricentennial of the “Ecole française de danse.” The collection features three unique models, Hommage à l’Art de la Danse (Tribute to the Art of Dance) that highlight the traditional art of Grand Feu grisaille enameling.

Paris, Final curtain call of the gala – Photo Francette Levieux - OnP©

Paris, Final curtain call of the gala – Photo Francette Levieux - OnP©

Paris, left to right: Valérie Trierweiler; Juan-Carlos Torres, Managing Director of Vacheron Constantin; Aurélie Filippetti, Minister of Culture and C...

Paris, left to right: Valérie Trierweiler; Juan-Carlos Torres, Managing Director of Vacheron Constantin; Aurélie Filippetti, Minister of Culture and Communication

Paris, left to right: Brigitte Ayrault; Valérie Trierweiler; Stéphane Bern; Juan-Carlos Torres, Managing Director of Vacheron Constantin

Paris, left to right: Brigitte Ayrault; Valérie Trierweiler; Stéphane Bern; Juan-Carlos Torres, Managing Director of Vacheron Constantin

Paris, left to right: Yann Bouillonnec, Marketing Director of Vacheron Constantin; Jean-Yves di Martino, Managing Director of Vacheron Constantin Fran...

Paris, left to right: Yann Bouillonnec, Marketing Director of Vacheron Constantin; Jean-Yves di Martino, Managing Director of Vacheron Constantin France; Christelle Konan, Paris Boutique Director at Vacheron Constantin; Brigitte Lefèvre, Director of Dance at the “Opéra de Paris”; Juan-Carlos Torres, Managing Director of Vacheron Constantin.

Métiers d’Art wristwatches: Hommage à l’Art de la Danse (Tribute to the Art of Dance)

Métiers d’Art wristwatches: Hommage à l’Art de la Danse (Tribute to the Art of Dance)