Vacheron Constantin, the world’s oldest Haute Horlogerie manufacturer with over 260 years of uninterrupted history, celebrated the worldwide launch of its new Overseas timepiece collection in Tokyo with an incredible event at Terrada Souko.
In homage to the vibrant Overseas collection, Vacheron Constantin hosted a stunning evening for over 200 VIP and press from Japan, Asia Pacific and Europe. The Overseas collection was unveiled at Terrada Souko on Tokyo Bay’s Tennozu Isle. The location provided an exploration of Vacheron Constantin’s Overseas Tour partnership with legendary photographer Steve McCurry, who was also present on that occasion. It provided guests with an exhibition of the first six locations of the artist’s journey, including images of his work in Japan, China, New York, Mexico, India and the Vacheron Constantin Manufacture in Geneva.
Prestigious guests were thrilled to be among the privileged few to preview the new Overseas World Time watches and experience the new Overseas interchangeable watch strap system. A series of innovative virtual reality stations and watch booths crafted to emulate traveling luggage cases provided the ultimate interactive opportunities.
Renowned and well-traveled Chef Yamada created at this occasion a tremendous culinary experience reflecting the cultural depth of Japanese cuisine. He honed his skills at El Bulli, the acclaimed three-star restaurant in Catalonia. Nowadays he runs Yamada Chikara, a cozy restaurant located in a quiet alleyway in Tokyo’s Minami azabu district, where he imagines unique fusion dishes.
The guests were thrilled by the special musical performance of the impressive supergroup METAFIVE, an electronic unit featuring some big names: Yukihiro Takahashi, Keigo Oyamada, Yoshinori Sunahara, Towa Tei, Tomohiko Gondo and lead-singer Leo Imai, who capped off the evening in style. It was truly an unforgettable event to herald Vacheron Constantin’s new Overseas timepiece collection.
This Overseas launch has been finally marked by the unveil of the next 6 countries of the Overseas Tour. It is in Morocco, Scotland, Ethiopia, Uzbekistan, France and Russia that Steve McCurry has captured little-known and sometimes inaccessible sites that chime with the fundamental values of Vacheron Constantin.