Thursday, April 26, 2012
Vacheron Constantin Appraisals on the House for Madison Avenue Watch Week
This is a very exciting event for Vacheron Constantin in particular, since its Flagship New York Boutique only opened its doors on June 23rd, 2011. To celebrate this event, Vacheron Constantin is providing complementary authentication and appraisal on Vintage Vacheron Constantin Timepieces. These appraisals will be performed on Friday May 4th and Saturday, May 5th (10am - 6pm) by an expert from the Vacheron Constantin Heritage Department, Geneva and a vintage timepiece senior specialist at Christie's Auction House. Once the timepiece is authenticated, an archival extract will be presented.
This is an excellent opportunity to retrieve that heirloom from the dresser drawer and finally find out what its really worth.
Other Madison Avenue Watch Week events includes an exclusive presentation by Girard-Perregaux entitled, "The New Face of Tradition" featuring "Eight Young Watchmakers and the Art of Making Time". This is an intriguing topic especially from a company founded way back in 1791.
Coinciding with watch week and running into summer is the "Steel Time" exhibition presented by F.P. Journe at Forbes Galleries in lower Manhattan. The worlds largest collection of vintage gunmetal watches are on display. In conjunction with the exhibition, F.B Journe has published a wonderful "Steel Time" book in which the 200 gunmetal watches are depicted on 300 hundred pages. The book ,written by vintage-watch experts Jean Claude Sabrier and Georges Rigot. Journe, retails for $250.