Vacheron Constantin's salute to the Maharajas
Celebrating its ties with India and the Indian royalty, Vacheron Constantin, the world's oldest Swiss Haute Horlogerie manufacture showcased an exclusive exhibition of rare photographs of Indian royalty, in collaboration with Tasveer, a leading photography gallery in India.
Titled 'A Journey into the time of Maharajas', the exhibition of portrait photographs was flagged off with an exhibition in New Delhi and was later hosted at the Institute of Contemporary Art at Kala Ghoda, in Mumbai. The exhibit will be on in Mumbai between October21st to 29th, 2011. Bringing back the nostalgia and charm of the royal era of princely India, the exhibition with a set of rare pictures was complemented with a display of two extraordinary Vacheron Constantin timepieces dating back to 1916, which have been a part of the collection of Sir Bhupindra Singh, Maharajah of Patiala in the past. Remaining true to its history, the brand has had a longstanding repute of producing masterpieces for discerning Indians and royalty such as the Maharaja of Patiala and other Maharajas of princely states of Patiala, Jammu & Kashmir, Nabha and Kapurthala among others.
The one-of-a kind heritage timepieces on display were presented for the first time in India and are a part of the "Treasures of Vacheron Constantin" housed in its museum in Geneva. The royal wrist
watch bracelet, features an open worked and engraved case, embellished with bead-set diamonds and millegrain decoration, while the pocket watch features a perpetual calendar, moon phases, alarm and chronograph with minute counter.
The exhibition is set to travel across the Tasveer galleries in Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Kolkata too.
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