• Celestial Mechanics #1

    Vacheron Constantin

    As part of the 27th International Salon de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), which brings together the biggest watch brands in Geneva, Vacheron Constantin once again trusts the ateliergh for the staging of his booth. An immersive and interactive journey into the heart of astronomy and ringtone watches invites visitors to discover the brand’s new collections.

    As part of the 27th International Salon de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), which brings together the biggest watch brands in Geneva, Vacheron Constantin once again trusts the ateliergh for the staging of his booth. An immersive and interactive journey into the heart of astronomy and ringtone watches invites visitors to discover the brand’s new collections.

    Celestial Mechanics
    A metaphor of a siderous time, the wall parabolas rotate in a ballet of hypnotic rotations. Four stars symbolizing the universes of solar, lunar, terrestrial and sidereal, whose design resembles that of clock mechanics.

    Striking watches
    In this part of the exhibition, Vacheron Constantin introduces us to the art of listening to time. The counting of hours, fifteen minutes and minutes is illustrated on the walls: sound vibrations are illustrated by the circumvolutions of graphic symbols. The rhythm of time becomes tangible. Just touch a sensor to listen and watch the time dance.

    Synchronicity moment
    In the seconds before the exact time, the parabolas synchronize their rotations with sound harmonics. Then stop at 00:00, revealing fragments recomposed of the beauty of our world: Photographic textures of ephemeral land landscapes created by celestial phenomena. At this moment, the Cabinotiers Symphonia Grande Sonnerie 1860 clock rings the exact time like a carillon. Once the clock is set, the parabolas return to their rotation until the next hour.

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  • Creative Direction  & design 
    ateliergh

    Electronics & software 
    Frederic Mauclere 

    Sound Design 
    Roland Cahen

    Storytelling / writing 
    Alexandra Vagnaux

    Construction
    Expodesign & MHdecors

    Parabolas production
    Lenoir Services