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Vacheron Constantin, partner to the Louvre

Vacheron Constantin, partner to the Louvre

Monday, 18 November 2019
By The FHH Journal editors
The FHH Journal editors

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The partnership between the Geneva manufacture and the Parisian museum is dedicated to the conservation and transmission of heritage. Vacheron Constantin will look to the Louvre’s collections as inspiration for new timepieces.

After having supported in 2016 the restoration of the clock named La Création du Monde – a masterpiece of 18th century precision horology presented to King Louis XV in 1754 and deposited by the Musée national des châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon in the Louvre –, Vacheron Constantin is signing a partnership with the Louvre this year. This partnership with the Louvre is a natural continuation of Vacheron Constantin’s artistic and cultural commitment, encompassing areas inherent in centuries-old institutions for which archiving, conservation and restoration are decisive factors.

Jean-Luc Martinez, president and director of the Louvre Museum and Louis Ferla CEO of Vacheron Contantin
Jean-Luc Martinez, president and director of the Louvre Museum and Louis Ferla CEO of Vacheron Contantin

This attachment to the splendors of the past and the transmission of knowledge also means profound respect for artistic crafts, which are essential in Vacheron Constantin’s creations as well as in the activities of the Louvre. On the strength of these shared skills that will prove naturally conducive to discussions on artisanal practices and techniques, the two institutions have sealed a partnership that will notably take the form of horological projects inspired by the Louvre’s masterpieces. Vacheron Constantin and the Louvre will also collaborate on creative projects aimed at promoting art, creation and beauty through a multicultural approach.

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