27 Jun '11, 3am

Now Showing: Treasures of Vacheron Constantin

Now Showing: Treasures of Vacheron Constantin

If you happen to be in the region, do pop by the National Museum of Singapore to have a look at the ongoing "Treasures of Vacheron Constantin", a gorgeous collection of exceptional timepieces spanning 250 years of the venerable Swss watchmaker's horological acumen. Designed to give visitors an initiatory look into the world of 18th century watchmaking artisans, early birds will get to meet and greet several of the Manufacture 's seldom-seen artisans. An engraver, a gem-setter, a guillocheur , an enameller and a watchmaker will take time off their schedule to testify to their inherited watchmaking know-how, and demonstrate with their tools the intrinsic value that the human hand confers on each timepiece. A word of caution, though: these craftsmen will only be in Singapore till the end of this week, so budding horologists should hurry down, pronto. Above: a lady's gem-set w...

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