Tribute to 4 Composers
What could it be? Watch exhibits the painted ceiling of the Palais Garnier as a tribute to four composers.
The world’s oldest watch manufacturer in continuous operation since 1755 and founder of the spirit of technical and precious Haute Horlogerie, Vacheron Constantin has been making horological history for over 250 years. From the beginning, it has concentrated on building and consolidating its tradition for technical and aesthetic excellence. This is best illustrated by its timepieces, whose hand-finishing is of an exceptional quality. 1755, Founded by Jean-Marc Vacheron. 1819, François Constantin joins the company. For over 250 years, the watchmaking decorative crafts practiced at the Manufacture Vacheron Constantin – the Métiers d’Art – have maintained a link from one era to the next by perpetuating ancestral skills.
The outstanding new “Métiers d’Art – Les Univers Infinis” collection, inspired by the technique of periodic paving (known as “tessellation”), and by the work of Dutch artist Maurits Cornelis Escher, has brought together several of these decorative crafts around the same dial here at the Manufacture: enamelling, gemsetting, engraving and guilloché work.
In tribute to the 4 famous composers whose operas actually inspired the famous Jewish Russian-French painter Marc Chagall, the Swiss manufacture of prestige watches Vacheron Constantin has created a one-of-a-kind timepiece, the Chagall et l’Opera de Paris Tribute to 4 Composers watch that faithfully reproduces Chagall’s painting on the center of the Palais Garnier Opera House ceiling. With its artistic, colorful, round enamel dial inserted in a 40mm yellow gold case, this high end watch celebrates the irresistible power of love with the eternal theme so common to four legendary composers, including L. van Beethoven, Giuseppe Verdi, Christoph Willibald von Gluck and Georges Bizet.
Actually, the Chagall et l’Opera de Paris – Tribute to the Great Composers, an artistic watch kept in the watchmaker’s private collection inspired the Vacheron Constantin to create an entire series of 11 pieces, each representing the work of one of the composers depicted in Chagall’s painting.