Back in 2016, Vacheron Constantin patronised the restoration of an 18th century clock, La Création du Monde (pictured below), which was presented to King Louis XV in 1754 and deposited by the Musée national des châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon in the Louvre. Now, the two institutions are teaming up again for a range of collaborations inspired by the collections found within the hallowed walls of the Louvre.
“I enthusiastically welcome this collaboration between our two institutions, both centuries-old yet firmly rooted in the 21st century, as evidenced by the favour they enjoy among an audience of connoisseurs,” commented Louis Ferla, CEO of Vacheron Constantin (main picture, with Jean-Luc Martinez, President-Director of the Musée du Louvre). “With the Louvre, we are beginning a very promising new chapter. We could not have dreamt of a better partner for a constructive dialogue on the themes of art and culture.”
Martinez added: “The Louvre has always been a vibrant place, inspiring creative talents of every era. I’m delighted that Vacheron Constantin, a Maison committed to the patient and demanding workmanship involved in Haute Horlogerie, now finds in the Louvre a repertoire and techniques that reinforce and magnify its concern for beauty.”
Students of horological aesthetics, watch this space.