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Vacheron Constantin

Recognized as the world’s oldest watch manufacturer in continuous operation for the past 260 years, Vacheron Constantin perpetuates a tradition in watchmaking that has become the standard against which contemporary timepieces are measured.

The exceptional combination of artistic crafts, cultural symbolism and technical prowess provides an excellent scope for expressing the masterful skill of the brand’s artisans in instilling unique character into each model.

Founded in 1755, Vacheron Constantin hasn’t stopped in developing calibers, complications and watch collections ever since. As an example, their reference 57260 makes it the most complicated watch every created which took over eight years of development including 57 complications. But this is just an example.

Drawing upon a rich palette of techniques for modelling metal, the team of committed designers, engineers and goldsmiths at Vacheron Constantin create pieces that are the epitome of stylistic pureness. Striking a beautiful balance between delicate lines and curves inspires the poetic expression of time and the extreme complexity of their models. Their signature collections such as the 1974 odd shape, the classical Harmony cushion shape case or the Overseas collection that has been re-launched in 2016 are a vivid representation of Geneva’s finest watchmaking traditions from the 18th century situated in a modern context. Imbued with rigorous standards, the models highlight technical sophistication and horological aesthetic of unparalleled calibre. Their distinctive architecture is the ultimate proof of a relentless quest for excellence. Vacheron Constantin has also built their reputation on the making of their Heures Créatives feminine dazzling timepieces set with not only numerous carats of diamonds but set in a particular shape. Last but not least, their Métiers d’Art collection is a true expression of an art they master. From guioché to enamel, mother-of-pearl carving or gold filigree, the team of experts inside the Vacheron Constantin manufacture can surely be imitated but never equalled.

Every collection honour the brand’s unique expertise with a signature motif and combination of precious materials that shapes its distinctive aesthetic and aura of elegance. Vacheron Constantin continues to build on its prestigious heritage by introducing emblematic models in tribute to its continuous creativity and superior technical know-how is evidenced by their newer collections – the perfect balance between horological expertise and gemsetting aesthetic.

Vacheron Constantin
57260 pocket watch
Vacheron Constantin
Overseas in pink gold with white diamonds, 37mm
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Heure discrète from the Heures Créatives Collection
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Broderie Chinoise from Metier d’art Fabuleux Ornements Collection
Jean-Marc Vacheron founds Vacheron Constantin in Geneva.
1755
The first known complicated movement of the brand is created.
1790
The partnerhip between Jacques Barthélémi Vacheron (1787-1864), grandson of the founder, and experienced businessman, François Constantin gives birth to Vacheron et Constantin.
1819
The company creates the first nonmagnetic timepiece.
1885
Introduction of the brand’s first-series produced lady’s wristwatches.
1889
The first Vacheron Constantin calibre receives the Hallmark of Geneva.
1901
Opening of the first boutique.
1906
Presentation of the first pocket watch in rock crystal.
1927
Creation of the thinnest ever manually wound movement.
1955
Introduction of the Overseas collection.
1996