Vacheron Constantin and appointments with Haute Horlogerie

Vacheron Constantin presents "Diptyques" A History of Collaborations, an exhibition at its Geneva boutique from 14 January to 26 March 2019. The exhibition will then travel to different cities around the world. Seventeen creations from the brand's private Heritage collection pay tribute to the encounters that have punctuated its history, collaborations that have given rise to exceptional watches and instruments. People like Jacques-Barthélémy Vacheron, a watchmaker with incredible technical prowess - grandson of the Maison's founder - and François Constantin, an astute businessman and intrepid traveller, who combined their talents in 1819, a fortunate encounter whose bicentenary falls this very year. Another important name is that of Georges-Auguste Leschot, hired by Vacheron Constantin in 1839 as a watchmaker specialising in mechanics and construction and inventor of the rotating pantograph, designed to standardise the production of watch movements and to enable the manufacture of components on an industrial scale. Or that of Louis Cottier, who in 1932 developed the dial with the hours of the world, indicating the different time zones by means of an ingenious rotating disc mechanism. The location of the Vacheron Constantin boutique in Geneva is Place de Longemalle 1 and opening hours are Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 6.30 p.m., and Sundays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Another appointment with the Geneva Maison is at the Sihh where, for the entire week of the Salon, visitors will be able to attend, at the Sihh Lab stand, the 'Chronogram, innovative landmarks', a research project carried out in collaboration with EPFL&ECAL Lab. At the heart of the immersive experience will be three exceptional timepieces - Reference 57260, Tour de l'Île and WorldTime Cottier - each embodying a step forward in the history of watchmaking and the Maison, which will move amidst a galaxy of dematerialised documents and images, inviting visitors to enter the secrets of the creation of the Grandes Complications.