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Design research : Chrono Impact. Explore the dimensions of time

Apr 29, 20237:00 AM - 4:00 PM

STCC - niveau Garden, halls 3 & 4


The Vacheron Constantin watchmaking company has been producing watches continuously since 1755. Its exceptional archives are a testament to our relationship with time, innovation, artistic creation and precision mechanics. The partnership with EPFL+ECAL Lab, EPFL's design research center, has made it possible to establish fundamental principles for reviving this cultural heritage. The user begins by placing one of the watch artifacts on the circular support. The system then configures itself to offer them a route through the archive, specific to this watch: inspirations, letters from famous people, sketches, references. But they are not a prisoner of this story. At any time, they can "escape" into the three-dimensional space to explore other documents in complete freedom and return to the current story whenever they wish. The project delivered in-depth research on the representation this type of archive in an immersive space. It imagines how this space can become the medium for many stories while preserving the freedom of visitors. It maintains a permanent relationship between historical documents and today's creations. Chronogram was produced in collaboration with the EPFL Digital Humanities Laboratory. It is now the main interactive device in Vacheron Constantin's flagship stores in New York, Dubai and, starting this summer, in Los Angeles.

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Children (7-10 years)
Children (11-13 years)
Young people (14-16 ans)



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