Founded in 1755, Vacheron Constantin is the world’s oldest purveyor of luxury watches. Specializing in the creation of custom-built watches, their philosophy is to cater to the customer’s every desire. The world’s finest craftsmen create designs of extreme complexity and beauty, each one an individualized masterpiece. A watch from Vacheron Constantin is a collector’s item as well as a timepiece. Illustrious clients over the years have included Tsar Alexander II, the Maharaja of Patiala and the New York financier Henry Graves Jr.
The specialist ‘cabinotiers’ at Vacheron Constantin combine a sense of true professionalism with rarely seen dedication. Hand-picked from across the world, they succeed in turning a client’s dreams to reality. Gem-setters, enamelers, engravers and guillocheurs work in harmony with the watch makers to create unique masterpieces.
A Sample From The Collection
- The MÉTIERS D’ART “Hanami Tsukimi Yukimi”- Winter: Reflecting the work of art which inspired it, the black lacquered dial depicts the “Winter” scene on both sides. The dial is 18 carat gold.
- The Patrimony Traditionnelle World Time: This international timepiece features inked and engraved central graded day/night indicators and an additional golden dial with transferred city names.
- The Historiques American 1921: This unique slanted and cushion-shaped design features an 18 carat pink gold dial with stylized jet Arabic numerals.
- The 1972 “Boutiques Exclusive”: 416 diamonds are inlaid on the face of this asymmetrical dazzling timepiece, with a carat weight of 1.40. The material of the case is 18 carat pink gold.
- The Malte Openworked Tourbillon: This unique design features a transparent crystal dial, exposing the 246 moving parts within. 251 brilliant cut diamonds add to the luxury of this collectible piece.
Five Innovations from Vacheron Constantin
- 1755: The company is founded; making it the longest-running uninterrupted watch manufacturer in history.
- 1810: Napoleon Bonaparte is the owner of a Vacheron Constantin timepiece.
- 1955: In honor of their 200 year anniversary, the Patrimony – the world’s thinnest mechanical watch – was designed.
- 1979: The Vacheron Constantin ‘Kallista’ was rated as one of the world’s most expensive timepieces, valued at $5,000,000 (now $11,000,000). It took 6000 hours to manufacture.
- 2005: The world’s most complicated wristwatch, the ‘Tour d’Ile; is created by Vacheron Constantin. It has over 834 parts.
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7, quai de l’Ile
1204 Geneva – Switzerland
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