Vacheron Constantin is offering ‘A masterpiece on your wrist’ by creating a single-piece edition watch, which will feature an enamel dial with a reproduction of an artwork from the Louvre chosen by the purchaser.
In December 2020, Vacheron Constantin took part in an auction to support a vast project of educational workshops at the Louvre, with 100% of the proceeds going to support Le Studio, a place of discovery and sharing open to all in order to help people familiarise themselves with the museum, its collections and its crafts, including an introduction to the techniques of the plastic arts. In this spirit, Vacheron Constantin offered a unique experience, embodied by a single-piece edition bespoke Les Cabinotiers watch whose dial was to be personalised with a miniature or grisaille enamel reproduction of an artwork kept in the Louvre and chosen by the buyer.
Guided by the museum’s experts, the successful bidder also had the privilege of a private tour of the museum and the Cabinet des Dessins, a place accessible to the public by reservation only, in order to determine the work to be reproduced. This is where the original drawing finally chosen – La lutte pour l’étendard de la Bataille d’Anghiari, by Pierre Paul Rubens – is kept (above).
“This work features extraordinary volumes in which the strength of the characters and horses contrasts with the softness of the drawing featuring the ink work of the tone-on-tone wash and the sepia”Vacheron Constantin’s master enameller
This new ‘A masterpiece on your wrist’ offer involves the creation of a bespoke single-piece edition watch with a dial featuring an enamel reproduction of an artwork kept in in the Louvre Museum and chosen by the purchaser. A certificate of authenticity from the museum will certify the reproduction. The experience will be accompanied by a private tour of the Louvre in the company of its experts and the Manufacture Vacheron Constantin to meet its master watchmakers and master artisans.
Vacheron Constantin has remained consistently committed to art and culture. Initiated in 2019, its special partnership with the Louvre Museum enables it to offer its clients an experience reaching well beyond the simple personalisation of a timepiece.
Les Cabinotiers – Homage to Pierre Paul Rubens, La lutte pour l’étendard de la Bataille d’Anghiari
Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
26.2 mm (11¼’’’) diameter, 3.6 mm thick
22K pink gold oscillating weight with the Louvre eastern façade engraving
Approximately 40 hours of power reserve
4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour)
Hallmark of Geneva certified timepieces
Hours, minutes and center seconds
18K 5N pink gold
Officer-type caseback, with line engraving
40 mm diameter, 9.42 mm thick
Miniature and grisaille enamels
18K 5N pink gold hands
Brown Mississippiensis alligator leather
Buckle 18K 5N pink gold pin buckle
Les Cabinotiers box
Certificate of Authenticity for the reproduction of the masterpiece issued by Le Louvre.
Certificate of Guarantee issued by Vacheron Constantin.
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