These technical and aesthetic gems embody the values and the expertise of the Geneva-based manufacturer.
Vacheron Constantin strengthens its special ties with France by inaugurating its first boutique in Paris – the 36th in the world. The prestigious address is no. 2, Rue de la Paix, a temple of luxury not far from the Opéra Garnier, of which Vacheron Constantin is a patron. This 85m2 area combining noble materials and refined elegance is set to become the new venue for connoisseurs and collectors of Fine Watchmaking.
For its interior decoration, Vacheron Constantin enlisted the talents of great French master artists and artisans who, like the firm itself, cultivate traditional skills – whether in the field of lighting, marble mosaics or wrought-iron work. In addition to the entire range of collections from the Manufacture, the Paris Boutique will also present exclusive models such as a vintage line christened “Vacheron Constantin Les Collectionneurs”.
The inauguration of this warm, intimate setting signals a new further strengthening of ties with France which, since the 19th century, has played a key role in promoting the brand’s international reputation.
To celebrate this event, Vacheron Constantin presents four exclusive timepieces issued in limited editions:
• a one-of-a-kind version of the Patrimony Traditionnelle Calibre 2755 grand complication model
• a 10-piece limited edition of the Patrimony Traditionnelle chronograph
• a 75-piece limited edition of the Patrimony Traditionnelle small seconds
• a 75-piece limited edition of the Patrimony Traditionnelle small model diamond-set
These special “Paris Boutique” models are distinguished by their finely hand-guillloché dial – one of the many artistic crafts cultivated by the Manufacture – as well as by their Mississipiensis alligator leather strap featuring a warm chestnut brown colour. The case-back is engraved with the address “2, rue de la Paix”, along with the individual limited-series number.
The one-of-a-kind Patrimony Traditionnelle Calibre 2755, as well as the limited-edition Patrimony Traditionnelle small seconds and Patrimony Traditionnelle small model all bear the prestigious Poinçon de Genève (Hallmark of Geneva), the ultimate emblem of Genevan watchmaking – a guarantee of origin, precision, durability and expertise that encompasses both the technical and aesthetic aspects of the watch, as well as all phases in its production.
On the occasion of the opening of its new Parisian Boutique, the Manufacture also asked photographer Thierry des ouches to illustrate his vision of Vacheron Constantin in Paris. On the www.2ruedelapaix.fr website, five owners of timepieces from the brand tell the story of their watches, their Paris, their love of all things exceptional and the values they share with the Geneva-based House.