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Vacheron Constantin x Harrods Present ‘Pioneers of the Exceptional’ Exhibition in London

Harrods Fine Watch Room

Harrods have teamed up with Vacheron Constantin to celebrate Harrods’ 175th anniversary as one of London’s most prominent luxury department stores this summer. As part of those celebrations they’re hosting the ‘Pioneers of the Exceptional’ exhibition exploring the history and significance of both brands. For the occasion, they have created the Vacheron Constantin x Harrods Les Cabinotiers Armillary Tourbillon piece unique. An haute horological and high jewellery timepiece that will be on display as part of the exhibition at Harrods 19 June – 21 July.

Xydrobe VR Cinema

Xydrobe VR Cinema

Set in a bespoke area on the fifth floor of the store, the exhibition consists of “a multi-sensory virtual reality experience – “The Exceptional Voyage”, in a 20-seat cinema room”, presented by Mayfair-based immersive experience brand Xydrobe. There will also be your usual exhibition staples such as historically significant Vacheron Constantins and items from the Harrods vault.

Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Armillary Tourbillon High Jewellery Harrods

Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Armillary Tourbillon specially created in Harrods’ signature colours.

However, the crowning jewel of the exhibit is without question the Vacheron Constantin x Harrods Les Cabinotiers Armillary Tourbillon. It’s a 45mm platinum watch with a open-worked display decorated with mother-of-pearl in Harrods’ signature colour – emerald green. The case, lugs, bezel, flange and folding clasp are then set with 671 brilliant cut diamonds adding a high jewellery element to the piece.

The movement on display is the Calibre 1990, a manual wind movement with 65-hour power reserve. It’s equipped with a double retrograde time display and the titular bi-axial armillary tourbillon at 9 o’clock. Armillary tourbillons have become a staple of Vacheron’s Les Cabinotiers timepieces, a visually striking interpretation of the tourbillon that uses two interlocking aluminium cages rotating on separate axes every 60-seconds.

If you’re looking for something to do in London this summer or simply need an excuse to head to Harrods (again), this is a cool opportunity to discover the heritage of two iconic brands. Plus, it’s also a chance to see the work of Vacheron Constantin’s Les Cabinotiers up close.

More details at Harrods.

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