Vacheron Constantin, the oldest Swiss watch manufacturer with over 250 years of uninterrupted experience, hosted an exclusive luncheon at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy on Wednesday, July 11th with the American Friends of the Paris Opera & Ballet, to honor Brigitte Lefèvre, Director of the Paris Opera & Ballet, and the Paris Opera Ballet’s at Lincoln Center in New York City. The event was hosted by Juan-Carlos Torres, CEO of Vacheron Constantin, with Olivia Flatto, Chairman of the American Friends of the Paris Opera & Ballet, and Antonin Baudry, Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy.
Among the 80 elite guests were Marina de Brantes, honorary Chairman of the American Friends of the Paris Opera & Ballet, Board Members Serena Lese, Carol Mack and Laura Zeckendorf, Board of Trustees, Pablo Legorreta and Steve Pesner, American Friends of the Paris Opera & Ballet President Edward Reilly, as well as Nigel Redden, Director, Lincoln Center Festival, and Christophe Tardieu, Deputy Director of the Opéra National de Paris.
During the luncheon guest had the opportunity to admire timepieces from Vacheron Constantin’s Métiers d’Art and Patrimony collections. The Métiers d’Art – Chagall l’Opéra de Paris made its first debut in the US at this memorable event. In honour of Famous Composers, the dial of the timepiece is an exact replication of the Chagall ceiling of the Garnier Opera house and the “Hommage a W.A. Mozart,” a unique watch inspired by this artist.
Vacheron Constantin has been a sponsor of the Opéra National de Paris since 2007 and this year has decided to sponsor Paris Opera Ballet’s US tour.
Vacheron Constantin and the Paris Opera Ballet share the same values such as, as importance of tradition, excellence and creativity.