Vacheron Constantin hosted an intimate cocktail event themed "The Art of Openworking" to present the latest skeletonized timepieces in Singapore. The private event took place in the new boutique at Ion Orchard on the 4th March 2015, hosted by Ms Ellen Sorensen, Managing Director of Vacheron Constantin South East Asia.
Vacheron Constantin's history in the field of openworked timepieces started since 1755, when the first watch produced by the brand's founder, Jean-Marc Vacheron, featured an openworked and engraved balance-cock. The brand explored new horizons in the demanding art of openworking, dedicating its new watches to the art of opening through stunning hand-engraved work resembling the technic of sculpture and three-dimensional architecture.
Distinguished guests were first greeted with a live watchmaking demonstration, and enjoyed bespoke cocktails and hors d'oeuvres while viewing the exceptional timepieces and in-house calibres on display. The openworked creations showcased include the Metiers d'Art Mecaniques Ajourees and Metiers d'Art Fabuleux Ornements (Chinese Embrodiery & Indian Manuscript) combining artistic crafts such as Grand Feu champleve enamelling, hand-engraving and gem-stone cloisonne. The highlight of the evening is the launch of an exclusive timepiece, the Vacheron Constantin Malte Tourbillon Openworked Singapore ION Orchard Boutique Exclusive. This creation sets the stage for a demanding coplication, with the tourbillon withi an entirely openworked shaped calibre - all entirely developed and crafede within the Manufacture, and also bearing the prestigious Hallmark of Genev. A genuine rarity in the realm of modern Haute Horlogerie; this timepiece is issued in a 3-piece limited edition.
A special menu was put together in line with the theme for the evening. Two exceptional 'openworked' chocolate sculptures were carefully assembled by a renowned local dessert chef, Chef Janice Wong to present a unique piece of edible art. In addition, a renowned mixologist presented two specially crafted bespoke cocktails for the evening, inspired by the brand.