Thursday, 11 October 2012

Floral Art Exhibition in the Maison Vacheron Constantin

Vacheron Constantin is hosting a themed exhibition offering a prodigious demonstration of a vibrant heritage and which retraces the proliferation of floral art throughout the history of the Manufacture. A stroll through an array of timepieces showcasing the artistic crafts.

The "Floral Art" exhibition offers an authentic breathing space, an immersion into a graceful world of wonderment that literally enthrals visitors. Inaugurated this summer, it is on show until the end of December.

Extensively involved in the tricentennial of the birth of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Vacheron Constantin pays tribute here to a more intimate facet of the philosopher. Solitude and exile were recurrent factors in the career of the man who in later life found soothing comfort through his botanical studies. The garden was his paradise lost, and the herbarium his album of happy memories.

Floral art has consistently inspired artists, be they painters, musicians, sculptors, or later photographers. Watchmakers have also succumbed to the charm of flowers, whether glowing in solitary splendour or in clusters, and which embody a universal delicacy. Associating them with watches, an ideal field of expression for the artistic crafts, was thus an entirely natural step.

40 exceptional creations from the brand heritage have been selected for this exhibition based on three crafts: engraving, enamelling and stone-setting.

Copyright Vacheron Constantin 2012

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