[September 19, 2017, Shanghai] Swiss watchmaker Vacheron Constantin has a long history of more than 260 years. In order to show its research in astronomical mechanics, it has continuously created astronomical complex watch Extraordinary accomplishments, presented astronomical timepieces at the Shanghai IFC Center on September 19-23, leading watch collectors, watch enthusiasts and the public to explore the sublimeness of Vacheron Constantin with physical exhibits, interactive installations, history and daily life images Astronomical world.
On September 19th, Vacheron Constantin’s ‘Astronomical Mechanics, Instant Thousand Years’ astronomical timepiece tour exhibition appeared in Shanghai IFC
The concept of time originated from the observation of astronomical phenomena, and astronomy dedicated to the study of celestial bodies is continuously enlightening the progress of human civilization and watch manufacturing. Astronomical functions such as standard time, solar time, stellar time, moon phases, annual calendar and perpetual calendar in the timepiece are influenced by the state of interaction between celestial bodies. Since the 19th century, Vacheron Constantin has been committed to creating watches equipped with astronomical complications, constantly breaking through the superb skills in astronomical complications, and continuing the legend of the fine watchmaking industry. This exhibition vividly shows the mysteries of astronomical mechanics and the charm of astronomical watches, including the Métiers d’ Art master series Copernicus celestial spheres Copernicus celestial sphere 2460 RT watches, including all astronomical timepieces.
At the end of the exhibition area, the starry sky map over Geneva on the night of Vacheron Constantin’s birth on September 17, 1755, calculated by the Paris Observatory, shines brightly with the Vacheron Constantin astronomical timepiece’s life scene map.
Rich images and masterpieces of watches are presented in the viewing gallery full of astronomical elements. A starry sky over Geneva on the night of the birth of Vacheron Constantin on September 17, 1755, dazzled in the circular exhibition hall. Several astronomical watches’ life-like scene pictures are laid out, echoing three antique astronomical timepiece pictures that show the brand’s long history. Multiple different series of timepieces with tourbillon, universal time or two places, three questions, moon phase display, perpetual calendar, full calendar or annual calendar with six complex functions are displayed colorfully, and the audience can also interact through the exhibition hall. The screen provides a lively tour of Vacheron Constantin’s six complex functional subtle principles and the extraordinary style of the entire watch collection.
Métiers d’ Art Copernicus Celestial Spheres Copernicus Celestial Sphere 2460 RT watch
In this exhibition, three Métiers d’ Art master series Copernicus celestial spheres Copernicus celestial sphere 2460 RT watches show the spirit of fine watchmaking with aesthetic creativity and delicate details, showing charming mechanical charm. Introduced by Vacheron Constantin in 2017, these three watches are inspired by Nicolas Copernicus and the history of astronomical discovery, paying tribute to the ‘Heliocentric Theory’, the greatest astronomical discovery in human history. The dial is made of three art crafts, namely the glazed enamel process, the engraving process, the sapphire crystal laser engraving and the hand engraving process. The 17th century Dutch-German draftsman Andreas Cellarius painted The work is inspired by the creation, showing a beautiful starry sky chart or constellation pattern. And on the dial, the elegant orbit of the earth revolving around the sun is displayed. It only needs to be proofread once every 8,000 years to correct a day’s error. The exquisite arcs and rotations, charming subtle details are exquisitely combined with the arts and craftsmanship and watchmaking skills to vividly perform the ancient and constant interactive dance steps between the sun and the earth on the dial.
Perceive the mechanics of celestial bodies in the vastness and experience thousands of years between square inches. Just like a encounter between a giant celestial body and micro-mechanics, astronomy and fine watchmaking are intimately connected between precision machinery. Vacheron Constantin celebrates the extraordinary charm of watchmaking art with the universe of the sun and moon. During the exhibition, visitors can appreciate the beauty of Vacheron Constantin’s machinery and handicrafts.
Following the opening of the national touring exhibition in Shanghai, the Vacheron Constantin astronomical timepiece exhibition will continue to Chengdu, Shenzhen and Shenyang. Watch enthusiasts and connoisseurs can come to the scene to experience and explore the brand’s uninterrupted history and superb skills for more than 260 years.
Vacheron Constantin’s ‘Astronomical Mechanics, Instant Thousand Years’ Exhibition of Astronomical Clocks Shanghai Station
When: September 19 – September 23, 2017
Venue: Atrium, Level 1, Shanghai IFC Center