Vacheron Constantin unveils its Flagship Boutique at 1881 Heritage

Age-old tradition meets contemporary lifestyle

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Published by 571 on November 22th, 2009 at 12:28 p.m..
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Vacheron Constantin, the world’s oldest Haute Horlogerie manufacturer with over 250 years of uninterrupted history, opened its newest exclusive flagship boutique at 1881 Heritage, the revitalized site of one of Hong Kong’s famous government buildings, in the presence of Juan-Carlos Torres, CEO of Vacheron Constantin, Marc Guten, International Director of Vacheron Constantin and Yann Bouillonnec, Managing Director of Vacheron Constantin Asia Pacific.

1881 Heritage encompasses the former Marine Police Headquarters compound and, like Vacheron Constantin, is dedicated to preserving its traditions while integrating itself into contemporary lifestyle, making it the perfect location for the new boutique.

This is Vacheron Constantin’s third boutique in Hong Kong. In line with the design aesthetic of its Vacheron Constantin Maison in Geneva, the new boutique is discreetly decorated with a contemporary luxurious interior design harmonizing with the brand: precious wood, leather, and fixtures and furnishings emanating a warm and serene atmosphere. The boutique makes an intimate and welcoming space for watch enthusiasts and collectors, displaying its exquisite timepieces in refined showcases. Adjacent to the retail and private sales area is the Customer Service Centre that, going far beyond traditional standards, offers after-sales services for wrist watch maintenance by a resident Swiss Watchmaker, previously only available in Geneva. This falls in line with the tradition of horological excellence to which the brand has always remained faithful.

An exclusive series of 3 exceptional timepieces featuring Dragons Guilloché, in limited edition.

To celebrate the opening of the new flagship boutique in Hong Kong, and honoring the brand’s long history with China, the Swiss manufacture introduces a very exclusive limited series of 3 “Dragons” watches, each of them available in only 9 numbered pieces, and exclusively at 1881 Heritage in Hong Kong, Vacheron Constantin Mansions in Geneva & Shanghai and Vacheron Constantin boutique in Moscow.

These timepieces featuring dragons on the dial, the Chinese symbol of prosperity, creative and divine strength, are hand-made according to the ancestral Métiers d’Art Guilloché technique. The motif stems, calling for exceptional dexterity, were created by alternately using two machines: one to engine-turn straight lines; and the other to produce curves and circles as if on a lathe. This original combination of these two techniques has made it possible to create non-geometrical patterns unlike anything that has been done before.

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