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Vacheron Constantin and Musée du Louvre sign cultural, artistic and horological partnership

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Vacheron Constantin and Paris’s iconic Louvre museum have come together in a formal partnership that aims to bring the worlds of art, horology, culture and history together.

The collaboration could lead to Vacheron Constantin working on horological projects inspired by masterpieces at the Louvre.

Both historic institutions say they will collaborate on “creative projects aimed at promoting art, creation and beauty through a multicultural approach”.

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This is not the first time the watchmaker and museum have worked together. In 2016 Vacheron Constantin helped with the restoration of a clock named La Création du Monde – a masterpiece of 18th century precision horology presented to King Louis XV in 1754 and deposited by the Musée national des châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon in the Louvre.

“I enthusiastically welcome this collaboration between our two institutions, both centuries-old yet firmly rooted in the 21st century, as evidenced by the favour they enjoy among an audience of connoisseurs,” says Louis Ferla, CEO of Vacheron Constantin (pictured above with Jean-Luc Martinez, President-Director of the Musée du Louvre).

“Our Maison has long since stood out in terms of both artistic commitment and cultural patronage. With the Louvre, we are beginning a very promising new chapter. We could not have dreamt of a better partner for a constructive dialogue on the themes of art and culture,” he adds.

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