As part of its new “A masterpiece on your wrist” offer, Vacheron Constantin is now offering its customers the possibility of creating a single-piece edition Les Cabinotiers watch, the dial of which will feature an enamel reproduction of an artwork from the Musée du Louvre chosen by the purchaser.
Vacheron Constantin, the world’s oldest continuously operating watch Manufacture, has always been deeply intertwined with art and culture. Founded in 1755, the luxury watch brand has a long-standing commitment to craftsmanship and creativity. In 2019, Vacheron Constantin embarked on a special partnership with the Louvre Museum, forging a connection that extends beyond the realm of timepieces. This collaboration allows Vacheron Constantin to offer its clients a truly immersive experience through its new “A masterpiece on your wrist” offer.
The “A masterpiece on your wrist” offer allows customers to create a bespoke single-piece edition Les Cabinotiers watch.
The dial of the watch features an enamel reproduction of an artwork from the Louvre Museum, personally chosen by the purchaser. Many of these selected works are not on public display, making this offer even more exclusive. A certificate of authenticity from the museum accompanies each watch, certifying the reproduction. Furthermore, customers who choose this unique experience will have the opportunity to enjoy a private tour of the Louvre in the company of experts from both the museum and Vacheron Constantin, including master watchmakers and artisans.
This experiential offer is a testament to Vacheron Constantin’s dedication to preserving the tradition of the Cabinotiers, master craftsmen who worked in cabinets (cabins) in the Age of Enlightenment. The brand continues the legacy of these artisans by embodying a demanding approach to craftsmanship and honoring the grand tradition of horology.
The partnership between Vacheron Constantin and the Louvre Museum is not a fleeting collaboration but a long-term commitment.
It began with Vacheron Constantin’s support for the restoration of The Creation of the World clock in 2016, an extraordinary 18th-century timepiece presented to King Louis XV and now housed in the Louvre. Building on this shared respect for history, culture, and heritage, Vacheron Constantin and the Louvre entered into a formal partnership in 2019. The collaboration between these two esteemed institutions is a testament to their dedication to excellence and their shared mission of passing on a passion for art, heritage, and craftsmanship.
Louis Ferla, CEO of Vacheron Constantin, expressed his excitement about the collaboration, highlighting the brand’s commitment to artistic expression and cultural patronage. The partnership between Vacheron Constantin and the Louvre Museum allows them to combine their expertise and dreams, creating a joint history that celebrates their respective fields of competence.
The Louvre Museum, founded in 1793, is a living testament to Vacheron Constantin’s shared heritage and is home to both historical masterpieces and contemporary artistic talents. It shares the Maison’s commitment to long-term perspectives, excellence, and the dialogue between past and present. Laurence des Cars, President and Director of the Louvre, emphasized the fruitful exchanges between the teams of both institutions and their shared desire to serve beauty. As institutions rooted in the Age of Enlightenment, Vacheron Constantin and the Louvre Museum are dedicated to passing on a passion for art, heritage, and the excellence of ancestral craftsmanship while remaining open to the contemporary world.