NOW SHOWING: Vacheron Constantin’s ‘Diptyques’ A History Of Collaborations Exhibition

Vacheron & Constantin Reference 10823 from 1824. 18K yellow gold pocket watch, guilloché case, date indication, enamel dial

A testament to the power of partnerships.

Vacheron Constantin & Verger Frères Reference 11178 from 1930. 18K white and yellow gold wristwatch with shutters, two sapphire-set crownsVacheron Constantin & Verger Frères Reference 11178 from 1930. 18K white and yellow gold wristwatch with shutters, two sapphire-set crowns

As much as the watchmaking world is eager to celebrate heroes and individual brilliance, quite often, the best horological creations are borne out of inspired talents working together and challenging each other to greater heights. Within the world’s longest running manufacture, Vacheron Constantin, many examples are peppered throughout its history – and now, you can experience a measure of such collaborative brilliance at the ‘Diptyques’ A History Of Collaborations exhibition.

Vacheron Constantin & Louis Cottier Reference 11289 from 1949. 18K yellow gold worldtime pocket watch, 24 time zones and 41 cities indication, silvered dialVacheron Constantin & Louis Cottier Reference 11289 from 1949. 18K yellow gold worldtime pocket watch, 24 time zones and 41 cities indication, silvered dial

The showcase spotlights historical timepieces that exemplify the heights of design and innovation the brand has scaled with a little help from its friends. They include the Reference 11178 from 1930, a white and yellow gold wristwatch with a shuttered dial made with Verger Frères, a company founded by Ferdinand Verger, a renowned jeweller who made a Fabergé egg for the tsar in 1880 comprising a Vacheron Constantin movement; as well as the Reference 11289 from 1949, a gold world-time pocket watch made with Louis Cottier, who developed the world-time indicator based on a rotating disc that continues to be widely used today.

Vacheron & Constantin Reference 10823 from 1824. 18K yellow gold pocket watch, guilloché case, date indication, enamel dialVacheron & Constantin Reference 10823 from 1824. 18K yellow gold pocket watch, guilloché case, date indication, enamel dial

The ‘Diptyques’ A History Of Collaborations exhibition takes place at Vacheron Constantin’s ION Orchard boutique from now to 17 March, and its Marina Bay Sands boutique from 18 to 31 March.

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