Vacheron Constantin has started a new themed exhibition, entitled Travels & Adornments, dedicated to the history of horological adornments, the collection of 47 ornamental timepieces has been chosen from 1200 watches that compose the private collection of the Manufacture.
For this exhibition, which is being held on the first floor of the Maison Vacheron Constantin on the Quai de l’Ile in Geneva, the brand has shown considerable restraint by only selecting forty seven pieces to put on display. Together they not only span the almost 260 years of Vacheron Constantin’s history, but also a trip around the world since the Maison has divided its exhibition into four sections covering Europe, Greece, the East and the open worked architecture of the late 19th century.
This exhibition not only reveals unique skills, but also demonstrates that ornamental techniques are at the crossroads of various cultures and come together at the heart of horological works of art. Travels & Adornments presents 47 miniature works of art that are all too rarely admired and which prove the richness of the collections. They evoke a field that is inseparable from that of Haute Horlogerie both past and present: the artisanship that exercises such a lasting fascination on devotees of fine objects.
Vacheron Constantin’s Travels & Adornments exhibition can be viewed until the end of October 2014 by appointment only at Maison Vacheron Constantin, 7 Quai de l’Ile, 1204 Geneva.