Last month in March 2012, Vacheron Constantin unveiled their 3rd and last boxed set of watches from its collection Métiers d’Art – La Symbolique des Laques.
A master lacquerer from the House of Zôhiko, founded in 1661 in Kyoto and with which the Manufacture has cooperated on this collection, will enable
visitors to admire the ancient technique of Japanese “maki-e” lacquering.
Keenly aware of the importance of its heritage, the Manufacture is more than ever dedicated to encouraging the passing on of ancient skills. For more than 250 years, a tradition of manual workmanship alongside an unremitting quest for excellence has shaped its identity. The promotion of certain, oft little-known crafts, is an ethic that is central to each timepiece made by Vacheron Constantin.
Supporting an institution like the 2012 European Métiers d’Art Days serves to keep an exceptional heritage alive: one that gives rise to the most beautiful works of art, precisely because it is born of the human hand and nurtured by time.
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