Vacheron Constantin, patron of the Journées des Métiers d’Art in Paris

March 2011

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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) organized 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 center of Paris.

During these three days, ten “Maîtres d’Art” (Master Craftsmen) 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 in horology- a complications watchmaker and miniaturist in enamels, as well as by a Japanese lacquer artist from the Zohiko Company partnering with Vacheron Constantin in its Metiers d’Art “La Symbolique des Laques.” The exhibition will also offer a unique opportunity to see new timepieces from the Métiers d’Art Collection.

The Manufacture Vacheron Constantin pays tribute to the Zohiko house, which celebrated 350 years in existence in 2011, and to its artisans, who honor 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.


Munenori Yamamoto, maki-e Lacque

Munenori Yamamoto, maki-e Lacquer