On Wednesday, July 11, Vacheron Constantin and American Friends of the Paris Opera & Ballet held a private luncheon to celebrate Brigitte Lefèvre, head of the Paris Opera Ballet, and his party at the Lincoln Center for many years in New York First performance.
The event was co-hosted by Juan-Carlos Torres, CEO of Vacheron Constantin, Olivia Flatto, President of the American Friends of the Paris Opera & Ballet, and Antonin Baudry, Cultural Counsellor of the French Embassy.
From left to right: Mr. Juan-Carlos Torres, CEO of Vacheron Constantin; American Friends of the Paris Opera & Ballet President Olivia Flatto; Paris Opera Ballet, Director of the Paris Opera Ballet Brigitte Lefèvre; and Vacheron Constantin North America Mr Hugues de Pins, President
80 distinguished guests attended the luncheon hosted by the Cultural Affairs Department of the French Embassy, and the guests appreciated the precious watches of the Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’ Art series and Patrimony series. Métiers d’Art Art Series-Chagall & l’Opéra de Paris series watches are first shown in the United States on this special occasion: ‘Salute to the famous composer’, its dial faithfully reproduced A fresco painted by Chagall on the ceiling of the Garnier Opera House. The exclusive “Hommage à W.A. Mozart” watch pays tribute to the immortal work of this great artist through Chagall’s oil paintings.
Vacheron Constantin has been a sponsor of the Paris National Opera since 2007. This year, Vacheron Constantin chose to sponsor the Paris Opera Ballet, touring in 3 cities in the United States, Chicago, Washington, and New York; this one-month tour is the first time the world-renowned ballet has come to the United States in more than a decade On tour, American audiences will have the opportunity to appreciate French ballet. Both Vacheron Constantin and the Paris Opera Ballet have an extraordinary artistic heritage that is constantly nourished and enriched. Vacheron Constantin’s sponsorship also witnesses the close relationship between time and art. The two worlds echo each other and are driven by the same emotions: That is passion.
The annual event ‘Watches and Miracles’ Asia’s High-end Watch & Clock Fair W & W opened today at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. New timepieces from the world’s top watchmaking brands have once again gathered in Xiangjiang. With a fascinating exhibition form and deep connotation of heritage and culture, they have jointly created a unique artistic feast, which is bound to be in the four-day exhibition. A dazzling sensory experience for watch collectors and enthusiasts from the Asia Pacific region.
Hong Kong, September 29, 2014 — The second edition of ‘Watches and Miracles’ brings together 13 fine watchmaking brands to share the brand’s traditional culture, expertise and exquisite craftsmanship with guests in a vivid and elegant display.
Dr. Lin Jianyue, Chairman of the Hong Kong Tourism Board said: ‘The return of ‘Clocks and Miracles’ to Hong Kong is a testament to the importance of Hong Kong as an international city of events and an important place throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The Development Bureau Conference and Exhibition Development Department and industry partners will provide full support to the organizers. ‘
Since the first ‘Clocks and Miracles’ was successfully held, the exhibition has not only provided visitors with an excellent opportunity to understand the latest fashion trends of high-end watches, but also unique and interesting exhibitions through various forms of exhibitions and live demonstrations by professional watchmakers. Way, constantly explain the charm and significance of timepiece works. This year, the “Clocks, Sons of Astronomy” created by the Swiss High Watch Foundation will explore the culture of time measurement from a new perspective based on scientific knowledge derived from the observation of stars and planets.
In addition, the CEOs of 13 participating brands will also be present, and some brands will exhibit stunning antique watches for the first time. Ms. Fabienne Lupo, chairman and managing director of the Swiss Watchmaking Foundation, said that “We will bring more surprises to visitors at this exhibition.”
The successful holding of the “Watches and Miracles” Asia High-end Watch Show demonstrates the confidence of participating brands in the Asian market and their enthusiasm for fine watchmaking. Ms. Lupo explained, “Every great fine watch brand takes several years to make a timepiece, and its vision is self-evident. The Swiss Watch Foundation also values the long-term development and culture of the industry. Inheritance is always our primary mission. Although this is a watch exhibition, we want to do more than just display watches, but also carry forward the traditional culture of the watch industry. and time.’
This exhibition is also a gift to the Asian market. Ms. Lupo continued: ‘Asian collectors and customers not only have a deep understanding of watches, but also have a great appreciation. Their strong interest in watches is one of the important reasons for this exhibition. In fact, it is a rare event Opportunities for cultural exchange. ‘
Watches and Miracles
Participating brands: A. Lange & Söhne, Audemars Piguet,
Baume & Mercier, Cartier, IWC,
Jaeger-LeCoultre, Montblanc, Officine Panerai,
Piaget, Richard Mille, Roger Dubuis,
Vacheron Constantin, Van Cleef & Arpels.
Date: September 30 (Tuesday) to October 2 (Thursday)
Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center
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The ‘26470’ Royal Oak offshore chronograph series, which debuted in 2014, retains the original 42mm ‘oversized’ design since 1993, and for the first time draws inspiration from the earlier 26170 model.
The white super ceramic used this year makes the scratch resistance (Vickers hardness: 1850) of the bezel and case of this new chronograph higher than that of black ceramic (Vickers hardness: 1300) by 40%. In fact, the hardness of white ceramic is 9 times higher than that of stainless steel, which means that the manufacturing process of each part is more complicated and lengthy.
In 2014, the Royal Oak Offshore Collection presented a new look. Today, the wearer can peek into the hand-engraved 22k gold automatic plate through the sapphire crystal caseback and admire the brand’s 139-year watchmaking process.
The above is the latest cutting-edge information of SIHH 2014 brought to you by the special editor of Watch House. Next, we will provide more and more intuitive exhibition reports, so please pay attention.
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