Forever Replica Watches — The Chronogram research project, undertaken with the EPFL, transforms the Vacheron Constantin’s archives into an information system.projet de recherche «Chronogram», réalisé avec L’EPFL, transforme le fond d’archives de la Manufacture en système informationnel.
Vacheron Constantin’s uninterrupted 260-year history not only expresses the constant evolution of a certain virtuosity, know-how and creativity, but also bears testimony to the ongoing development of our society: more than 350 linear metres of documents have been accumulated since 1775. These archives also contain the memory of each timepiece, century after century. In this way, they preserve the ability to restore them and certify their authenticity. These exceptional archives constitute a heritage of global worth.
In 2014, Vacheron Constantin Swiss Replica Watches entered into a partnership with two laboratories at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) to ensure the sustainability of these archives and give them a new lease on life.
The EPFL Digital Humanities Lab has worked for almost two years on developing new digitisation and automatic transcription technologies capable of turning Vacheron Constantin’s vast documentation into a full-fledged archival information system.
The EPFL+ECAL Lab, basing its work on the results of research into the principles of visual language and representation, has developed devices that effectively convert this Big Data heritage from the past into a consultation experience.
On the occasion of SIHH 2016, the Heritage Department at Vacheron Constantin, the EPFL Digital Humanities Laboratory and the EPFL+ECAL Lab revealed the results of their partnership. Three devices – respectively inspired by the art of masks, the fencing helmet and panoramic binoculars – enabled spectators to immerse themselves in history, bringing a physical dimension to a digital experience by incorporating noble materials. Digital technology meets traditional expertise, thereby connecting real and virtual worlds in a new continuity.