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Treasures of Vacheron ConstantinA splendid opening celebration of the Manufacture’s watchmaking exhibition

On 23 June 2011, Vacheron Constantin celebrated the official opening of “Treasures of Vacheron Constantin: A legacy of watchmaking since 1755” exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore (NMS) in its true Genevan suave style. The exhibition is the first grand public exhibition of the heritage of the world’s oldest watch Manufacture with a continuous history.

Graced by Guest of Honor (GOH), Professor Tommy Koh, Ambassador-At-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Singapore, distinguished guests were addressed by the GOH and Mr. Juan-Carlos Torres, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Vacheron Constantin. Joined by His Excellency Mr. Jörg Al. Reding, Switzerland Ambassador to Singapore, the exhibition was officially declared opened with an elegant ribbon cutting ceremony. Guests were then invited to tour the exhibition.

Designed like an initiatory journey into the world of the 18th century watchmaking artisans, visitors were made to travel back in time through the 180 exceptional pieces from the heritage of the Geneva-based Manufacture, displayed over more than 600 metres. The watches illustrate the evolution of watchmaking, its industry and its craftsmanship, from the 18th century to the present day.

Following the opening ceremony, guests were escorted to a cocktail reception held at the Glass Atrium of NMS, served with wine and canapés and regaled by the blue jazz vocals of Joanna Dong before being entering into the Dining Hall for a splendor Gala Dinner by Vacheron Constantin.

Guests were treated to an indulging dinner and were entertained throughout the evening with magnificent performances including a specially choreographed acrobatic presentation focusing on precision movement associated with timepieces by Dominic Lacasse; a Guinness world record holder for the longest human flag and most chin ups while in human flag position. Two live opera recitals by award winning Swiss Soprano, Rachel Harnisch amazed audience with her exuberant soloist performance accompanied by JP Schulze.

The evening concluded with an after-dinner party at the “Vacheron Constantin Lounge” at The Ritz Carlton where guests chill out till late.