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Sophisticated horological creationsVacheron Constantin in Moscow: opening of an exclusive Boutique

Vacheron Constantin, the world’s oldest Manufacture in constant activity since its founding in 1755, is celebrating its 250th anniversary this year. One quarter of a millennium after its creation, the prestigious Maison specialising in Haute Horlogerie continues to perpetuate its venerable tradition of exclusivity through a refined production range, of which the most sophisticated horological creations will now be presented in a warm, intimate Moscow showcase. Vacheron Constantin is inaugurating a proprietary Boutique there, a place imbued with the same spirit that prevails in its historical Geneva boutique.

Located at 5, Rue Stolechnikov, the new 80 square-metre boutique is entirely dedicated to Haute Horlogerie and exudes a companionably friendly atmosphere. It offers connoisseurs and collectors the entire Vacheron Constantin collection, including some of the most significant Haute Horlogerie creations: 250th anniversary models, a wide range of Grande Complication watches including the Minute Repeater in its skeleton version, as well as sparkling watches intended for ladies and models housing small and medium complications. Platinum, various gold colours and steel: only noble metals find their place within the Boutique.

From an historical standpoint, the opening of the Moscow boutique represents continuity of the longstanding ties that Vacheron Constantin has persistently cultivated with Russia for almost two centuries. It was in 1819 that Vacheron Constantin delivered its first repeater watch to Prince Potemkin. The first step was to be followed by numerous models ordered by the Russian elite: Prince Alexander Dolgourouky, His Imperial Highness Grand Duke Wladimir, Countess Chouvalov, Princess Wassiltchikoff, Pricess Bariatinsky and many other customers right through to the present day. Nothing has changed since the early 19th century between Vacheron Constantin and Russia, which share a number of cultural values in the sophisticated field of the art of horology.

The official inauguration was held on October 13th, unveiling an exceptional watchmaking “embassy” to an admiring crowd of guests. They discovered a sparingly decorated area featuring an architecture and interior design in harmony with the prestigious watchmaking House: precious wood, leather and cleverly arranged fittings radiate an atmosphere pervaded by a sense of intimacy and serenity. In keeping with the spirit consistently upheld by Vacheron Constantin, the Boutique is a place conducive to culture and sharing, in which everyone is welcome to come and discover the collection, or just to discuss Haute Horlogerie over a cup of tea or coffee. Moreover, the Boutique offers the whole array of quality services dear to Vacheron Constantin, whether that involves changing a strap or bracelet, performing a maintenance service on a watch, giving advice or providing any other information relating to Vacheron Constantin.

The Boutique is open daily from 12 noon to 9 pm, except for Sundays, when it closes at 7 pm.