VC to present certain vintage chronographs from its museum in Rome

VC wll be present at this exhibition with a certain number of chronographs from its museum collection

Press release


Haute Horlogerie comes to Rome and the Palazzo Incontro for a unique presentation of vintage models and recent creations, from October 1st to 6th, 2007.

The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH), in collaboration with the Provincia di Roma and AD (Architectural Digest) magazine, is organising its first-ever exhibition of Haute Horlogerie in Rome, with the participation of fourteen influential brands in the field of technical and precious Haute Horlogerie.

Rome will officially welcome Haute Horlogerie at the exhibition inauguration, which will take place on Monday October 1st at 5pm, at the Palazzo Incontro, 22 via dei Prefetti, headquarters of the Provincia di Roma.

For one week, the City of Caesar will become the Capital of Haute Horlogerie, as the most important and prestigious Haute Horlogerie brands present their latest creations on the first and second floors of the Palazzo Incontro: A. Lange & Söhne, Audemars Piguet, Baume & Mercier, Cartier, Girard-Perregaux, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, JeanRichard, Montblanc, Officine Panerai, Piaget, Roger Dubuis, Parmigiani Fleurier and Vacheron Constantin.

The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie will stage an exhibition first shown in Geneva in 2005, at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, on the enduringly universal theme of the chronograph.

Occupying the ground floor, "The chronograph, an expression of the modern era"will show some 70 exceptional pieces, beginning with the first chronograph by Rieussec, dated 1821. These models are loaned by the above-mentioned brands and by Daniel Roth, Gérald Genta and the main Swiss horological museums: Musée international d’horlogerie - La Chaux-de-Fonds, Musée de l’horlogerie et de l’émaillerie - Geneva, Musée d’Horlogerie - Le Locle, Château-des-Monts and Musée d’Horlogerie Beyer - Zurich.

Rome will live and breathe watches throughout this first week of October, with talks on complication movements, theoretical and practical workshops, and the chance for visitors to take apart and assemble a movement.

"Haute Horlogerie in Rome", an exhibition from October 1st to 6th, 2007.
Palazzo Incontro, via dei Prefetti 22, Rome.
Open daily from 10am to 7pm - Free admission.

Press service FHH :
Marcella Magliola - Richemont Italia
+39 02 302 62 27

Press service Provincia di Roma:
+39 06 676 626 16