VACHERON CONSTANTIN AND THE LOUVRE, AN ARTISTIC AND CULTURAL PARTNERSHIP
This exclusive partnership will result in a number of collaborations and projects in the fields of craftsmanship, Haute Horlogerie, art and culture. Vacheron Constantin and the Louvre collaborated in 2016 when the 18th century clock, La Création du Monde, a masterpiece displayed in the Louvre, was restored thanks to the patronage of Vacheron Constantin.
Throughout its history, Vacheron Constantin has demonstrated a deep commitment to art and culture, embodied in numerous partnerships. Its relationship with the Louvre is a natural extension of this celebration of beauty and the constant pursuit of conservation, preservation and the transmission of heritage.
A BESPOKE LES CABINOTIERS WATCH FOR AUCTION AT THE LOUVRE
Vacheron Constantin is taking part in the "Bid for the Louvre" online auction donating a bespoke one-of-a-kind Les Cabinotiers timepiece.
In Paris, during a private visit to the Louvre, the purchaser will have the opportunity to choose a work of art preserved in the museum which will be reproduced on the dial using the miniature painting or grisaille enamel technique. In Geneva, an exclusive visit to the Manufacture Vacheron Constantin will provide an opportunity to choose the personalization options for this exceptional watch, the sale of which will serve to support the solidarity projects of the Louvre Museum.
"I enthusiastically welcome this collaboration between our two institutions, both centuries-old yet firmly rooted in the 21st century, as evidenced by the favour they enjoy among an audience of connoisseurs. Our Maison has long since stood out in terms of both artistic commitment and cultural patronage. With the Louvre, we are beginning a very promising new chapter. We could not have dreamt of a better partner for a constructive dialogue on the themes of art and culture."Louis Ferla - CEO of Vacheron Constantin
ABOUT THE LOUVRE
A former royal palace, of which the first stone was laid more than eight centuries ago, opened to the public in 1793, the Louvre is a universal museum whose collections span nine millennia and five continents. Among the 620,000 works it safeguards, some are universally admired, such as the Mona Lisa, the Victory of Samothrace or the Venus de Milo. With 10.2 million visitors in 2018, the Louvre is the most visited museum in the world.