Vacheron Constantin, the world’s oldest watch manufacture in continuous operation, recently celebrated the grand opening of its first ever US boutique on Madison Avenue New York City with a series of three black-tie dinners featuring world-class chefs. A mile moment in the brand’s 180 year history with the US, the event attracted New York’s most prominent individuals.
Hosted by Juan Carlos Torres, CEO of Vacheron Constantin and Hugues de Pins, President of Vacheron Constantin North America,the dinner series was kicked off September 20th and was prepared by Chef Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin. Special guests included Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky, actress Kelly Rutherford, Gilles Mendel, Waris Ahluwalia, Dr. Lisa Airan, David and Lesley Schulhof, Natasha Silver, and Chris Mack.
The following evening, Wednesday September 21st, Mr. Torres was joined by Chef Thomas Keller of Per Se and The French Laundry for a dinner with friends of the company. Chef Thomas Keller served a delectable menu which drew exact correlations between the precision of watchmaking and fine dining. On Thursday September 22nd, the culinary methods of Chef Sergi Arola, from Madrid’s Gastro, were enjoyed by Mr. Torres and important clients.
“We are extremely pleased to have opened Vacheron Constantin’s 28th boutique worldwide and first in America,” said Mr. Torres. “Vacheron Constantin has a long history with the United States, having begun operations here in 1832. What better way to celebrate that history than with exceptional chefs over three amazing evenings”.