Vacheron Constantin confirms clock for Louvre Abu Dhabi launch

Vacheron Constantin confirms clock for Louvre Abu Dhabi launch

Creation of the World

Editor: Shannon Wylie

Image: Vacheron Constantin

One of the world's grandest timepieces has been confirmed as the first clock to enter the Louvre Abu Dhabi. Buro 24/7 Middle East has the exclusive details...

During the height of Paris Haute Couture Week this July, Vacheron Constantin's dedicated team — Atelier Chronos' Director Marc Voisot and watchmaker, Emmanuel Aguila, together with the Louvre Paris' Curator of the Heritage Site, Frederic Dassas, and Vacheron Constantin's Director of Deritage, Julien Marchenoir — were inside the Louvre completing the restoration on the clock, La Création du Monde (Creation of the World). The one-of-a-kind horological masterpiece, which is said to be over 200-years-old and made from silver and gold, is a measurement of vintage craftsmanship, clocking hours, minutes and seconds of mean time, together with an annual calendar, a moon phase globe, a chime that sounds on the hour and half-hour, a heliocentric system complete with the first six planets — Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn — a day and night dial and a 15-day power reserve.

This timepiece, restored in collaboration with Vacheron Constantin and the Louvre have confirmed that the clock will be one of the first timepieces on display when the Abu Dhabi-based museum opens this year. "It's the most extraordinary clock we have and so, it goes to the opening of the Louvre in Abu Dhabi," said Marc Voisot the Director of Atelier Chronos.

Discover the details of the Creation of the World clock below, then visit the Louvre Abu Dhabi, where the timepiece will be on display for the first three months following the museum's inaugural opening...

Vacheron The World Clock

Vacheron The World Clock

Stay connected to Buro 24/7 Middle East for more news on the Lourve Abu Dhabi opening as well as an exclusive interview with Vacheron Constantin.

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