Conceived as an educational journey revolving around the spirit of the artisans cabinotiers of the 18th Century, this exhibition is an exploration of the evolution of the measurement of time, of its crafts and of artistic influences, a trilogy that defines the history of Vacheron Constantin since its foundation.
From archived documents belonging to Jean-Marc Vacheron and Francois Constantin to particular watchmaking tools, and from the Genevan workbenches of the artisans cabinotiers to the machines invented by the Manufacture, the set design gives life to a technical and aesthetic universe of incredible richness.
Like an open book on the past and present, the pieces of the exhibit highlight the MĂ©tiers dÂ’Art without which the Haute Horlogerie of Geneva would not shine as brightly.
On location for several days following the expositionÂ’s opening, talented artisans of the Manufacture enthrall visitors with some of their secrets. Engraver, gem-setter, guillocheur, enameller and watchmaker showcase a know-how inherited from past centuries that continues to nurture constant creativity.