July 2011- A splendid opening celebration of the Manufacture’s exceptional watchmaking heritage exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore
On June 23rd 2011, Vacheron Constantin celebrated the official opening of “Treasures of Vacheron Constantin: A legacy of watchmaking since 1755” exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore. The exhibition is the first grand public exhibition of the heritage of the world’s oldest watch Manufacture with a continuous history.
Graced by Guest of Honor (GOH), Professor Tommy Koh, Ambassador-At-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Singapore, distinguished guests were addressed by the GOH and Mr. Juan-Carlos Torres, Chief Executive Officer of Vacheron Constantin. Joined by His Excellency Mr. Jörg Al. Reding, Switzerland Ambassador to Singapore, the exhibition was officially declared opened with an elegant ribbon cutting ceremony. Guests were then invited to tour the exhibition.
Designed like an initiatory journey into the world of the 18th century watchmaking artisans, visitors were made to travel back in time through the 180 exceptional pieces from the heritage of the Geneva-based Manufacture, displayed over more than 600 metres. The watches illustrate the evolution of watchmaking, its industry and its craftsmanship, from the 18th century to the present day.
Following the opening ceremony, guests enjoyed a cocktail reception followed by a Gala Dinner in the National Museum of Singapore. They were entertained throughout the evening with magnificent performances including two live opera recitals by award winning Swiss Soprano, Rachel Harnisch.
- Juan-Carlos Torres, Chor Lin Lee, Hairani Hassan, Professor Tommy Koh, Jörg Al. Reding, Julien Marchenoir
- Juan-Carlos Torres, Chor Lin Lee, Professor Tommy Koh
- Pr Tommy Koh and the craftsmen (master guillocheur, master engraver, master gem-setter, master watchmaker).
- The Exhibition