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Vacheron Constantin, patron of the Journées
des Métiers d’Art

and of the Talents d’Exception exhibition - April 1st to 3rd 2011, Paris

The Watch Quote™ - February 25th, 2011

Vacheron Constantin is delighted to be lending its support as a patron of the Journées des Métiers d’Art (Artistic Craft Days) organised by the French National Institute of Arts and Crafts (INMA) .

Within the context of this event, the Geneva-based watch manufacturer particularly wished to support the exhibition entitled Talents d’Exception. During these three days, ten “Maîtres d’Art” (Art Masters) and several of their students will present some of their exceptional creations and will offer demonstrations of their skills. The exhibition will be held from April 1st to 3rd 2011 in the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine located in the centre of Paris, in the magnificent Galerie des Moulages.

On the occasion of this exhibition, the Manufacture will be represented by two master exponents of the art of horology – a complications watchmaker and an enamelled miniaturist in enamels – as well as by a Japanese lacquer artist from the Zohiko company partnering Vacheron Constantin in its Métiers d’Art la Symbolique des Laques. These artisans will treat visitors to live demonstrations of their expertise throughout the exhibition.

Vacheron Constantin will also take the opportunity to reveal new timepieces in its Métiers d’Art collection. This collection, of which each limited edition highlights one or several crafts, was specially created by the Manufacture to perpetuate the ancient and modern knowledge and techniques of its master-craftsmen and to foster the passing on of their skills.