Vacheron Constantin and the Louvre Museum: A Fusion of Beauty, History, and Cultural Preservation


Vacheron Constantin, a renowned luxury watchmaker, has long been dedicated to the world of art and culture. In 2019, the Maison established a special partnership with the Louvre Museum, a collaboration that extends beyond mere customization of timepieces. Inspired by their previous creation, Les Cabinotiers – Homage to Pierre Paul Rubens, La lutte pour l'étendard de la Bataille d'Anghiari, a unique watch made for the "Bid for the Louvre" auction in 2020, Vacheron Constantin now presents a new immersive experience called "A Masterpiece on the Wrist."

This extraordinary offering, born from the cultural and artistic alliance between the two prestigious institutions, involves the creation of a bespoke, one-of-a-kind watch. The dial of this watch will feature an enamel reproduction of a carefully chosen artwork from the Louvre Museum, many of which are not publicly displayed. A certificate of authenticity from the museum will accompany each reproduction. In addition to this exceptional timepiece, purchasers will also enjoy a private tour of the Louvre in the company of experts from both the museum and Vacheron Constantin. They will have the opportunity to meet the master watchmakers and artisans of the Maison, further enhancing the experience.

In this manner, Vacheron Constantin pays homage to the tradition of the Cabinotiers in the Age of Enlightenment. The Maison's history dates back to September 17, 1755, when Jean-Marc Vacheron signed his first apprenticeship contract with a young watchmaker in Geneva. During that era, artisans in the city worked in cabinets located on an upper floor called a "dome" due to its ample natural light. These craftsmen were known as cabinotiers, a name that has endured, along with their commitment to demanding craftsmanship.

Vacheron Constantin's partnership with the Louvre extends beyond a single project. The Maison previously supported the restoration of a clock named The Creation of the World, an exquisite 18th-century precision horological masterpiece presented to King Louis XV in 1754. This clock, belonging to the Musée National des Châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon, found a home at the Louvre Museum. The collaboration between Vacheron Constantin and the Louvre began in 2019, reflecting the shared values of both institutions in their reverence for history, culture, and heritage.

Continuing their fruitful collaboration, Vacheron Constantin is thrilled to announce the ongoing partnership with the Louvre this year. Louis Ferla, the CEO of Vacheron Constantin, expressed his enthusiasm for the joint endeavor, remarking on the historical legacies of both institutions and their mutual appreciation among discerning audiences. The Maison has long distinguished itself through its commitment to art and cultural patronage. By uniting their expertise and aspirations, Vacheron Constantin and the Louvre Museum are creating a promising shared history that bridges their respective fields and bolsters their wildest dreams.

Founded in 1793, the Louvre has not only showcased the finest masterpieces of Vacheron Constantin's shared heritage but has also provided a platform for contemporary artistic talents. The museum shares with the Maison a dedication to long-term perspectives, excellence, and the interplay between past and present artists.

Laurence des Cars, President and Director of the Louvre, expressed her delight at the collaboration, highlighting the fruitful exchanges between the teams and their joint commitment to serving Beauty. Born in the Age of Enlightenment, both institutions share the mission of nurturing a passion for art, heritage, and the excellence of ancestral craftsmanship. While firmly rooted in history, they embrace the contemporary world with open arms.

This partnership with the Louvre reinforces Vacheron Constantin's cultural commitment, encompassing areas that are intrinsic to centuries-old, globally acclaimed

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