Vacheron Constantin and the Louvre Museum have been in partnership since 2019, celebrating beauty and a commitment to safeguarding and passing on heritage in all its forms. The partnership echoes the respective legacies of the two institutions, which share the same respect for history, culture, and heritage. In 2020, as part of its new “A Masterpiece on Your Wrist” offer, Vacheron Constantin auctioned off a single-piece edition Les Cabinotiers – Homage to Pierre Paul Rubens watch. The miniature enamel dial of the watch faithfully reproduce the drawing by Peter Paul Rubens. After two years, the partnership between Vacheron Constantin and the Louvre is expanding with a new Les Cabinotiers offer titled “A Masterpiece on the Wrist” in 2023. This will enable clients to choose from the museum’s works of art, which will be reproduced in enamel on the dial of their watch.
Vacheron Constantin and the Louvre Museum
Vacheron Constantin, founded in 1755, has devoted great importance to arts and culture. The partnership with the Louvre Museum, which began in 2019, betokens a celebration of beauty driven by the Manufacture’s constant concern for safeguarding and passing on of heritage. The Louvre Museum, founded in 1793, has been a showcase for the finest masterpieces of our common heritage and home to contemporary creative talents. It shares with Vacheron Constantin a concern for long-term perspectives, excellence and dialogue between past and present-day artists.
Les Cabinotiers – Homage to Pierre Paul Rubens
In 2020, Vacheron Constantin auctioned off a single-piece edition Les Cabinotiers – Homage to Pierre Paul Rubens watch at the “Bid for the Louvre” sale organized to benefit the museum’s solidarity projects. The winning bidder had a private visit to the museum and the Manufacture in order to discuss the project with the Louvre’s experts and the Maison’s Master Artisans. After two years, the adventure gave birth to a single-piece edition watch: Les Cabinotiers – Homage to Pierre Paul Rubens, La lutte pour l’étendard de la Bataille d’Anghiari. Its miniature enamel dial faithfully reproduces the eponymous drawing by Peter Paul Rubens.
A Masterpiece on the Wrist
In 2021, the collaboration between the Manufacture and the prestigious museum also featured a chance to explore the art studios of the two institutions through a series of videos illustrating a parallel between the work of their respective master artisans. This was followed in 2022 by the launch of a series of four watches inspired by the museum’s antique collections: Métiers d’Art – Tribute to Great Civilisations. In 2023, the partnership between Vacheron Constantin and the Louvre will be further expanded with a new Les Cabinotiers offer titled “A Masterpiece on the Wrist.” The offer will enable clients to choose from among the museum’s works of art the one that will be reproduced in enamel on the dial of their watch.
This partnership with the Louvre confirms Vacheron Constantin’s cultural commitment, covering areas specific to centuries-old, world-renowned institutions, for which the archiving, conservation, and restoration of heritage are determining factors. This attachment to the splendours of the past and to the transmission of know-how is synonymous with great respect for the craftsmanship that is essential to Vacheron Constantin’s creations as well as to the Louvre’s activities. The ongoing partnership between Vacheron Constantin and the Louvre Museum is a celebration of beauty and a commitment to safeguarding and passing on heritage in all its forms.