Vacheron Constantin has partnered with The Louvre Museum in Paris and Christie’s to present a unique auction offering one lucky bidder the chance to have a one-of-a-kind Les Cabinotiers watch.
The “Bid For the Louvre” auction will see the winning bidder will have the opportunity to choose a work of art preserved in the museum which will be reproduced on the dial using the miniature painting or grisaille enamel technique.
This exclusive experience will begin for the bidder with a private visit to the Louvre led by its best expert, in order to select the masterpiece that will be reproduced in enamel on the dial, from among the paintings and sculptures conserved in the Museum.
Following this they will be invited for an exclusive visit to Vacheron Constantin’s Manufacture in Geneva and given the opportunity to personalise their watch through full participation in its creation, along with experts and master craftsmen of the House.
In addition to the dial, which will reproduce an artwork from the Louvre Museum, they will be able to choose the case material – platinum or pink or white gold – to have an engraving made on the officer-type case-back; and to opt for a strap from among the many possibilities of materials and colours.
This timepiece will be powered by in-house Calibre 2460 SC, crafted according to the demanding standards of Vacheron Constantin and Haute Horlogerie in terms of both reliability and finishing.
“We are proud to be taking part, along other artists and Maisons, in this exceptional auction organized by the Louvre and Christie’s in support of the Museum’s solidarity projects. Our ongoing commitment to art and the transmission of savoir-faire – which has been expressed alongside the Louvre since the announcement of our partnership a year ago – takes on even greater significance within a global context that is troubled and challenging in more ways than one. Putting up for auction a Les Cabinotiers timepiece based on a masterpiece, a one-of-a-kind model personalized in accordance with the acquirer’s wishes, symbolizes the identity of our Maison and its mission to promote the sharing of culture and emotions”, says Louis Ferla, Vacheron Constantin CEO.
The “Bid For the Louvre” auction will take place from December 1st to 15th 2020 exclusively on the Christie’s website with the entire proceeds being donated to the museum’s solidarity projects.