Vacheron Constantin can trace its origins to 1755 when Jean-Marc Vacheron founded a watchmaking business in Geneva. The company is the oldest watch company in continuous operation since it was founded.
Sublime quality has always been at the core of the company’s paradigm. Initially, in the 18th century, pocket watches were typically finished and assembled by master watchmakers with various components such as movement parts, dials and cases being outsourced. Over the years, Vacheron Constantin has used base movements from third parties with subsequent finishing in-house, but it now produces an increasing number of its own in-house movements.
Vacheron Constantin models have attracted the patronage of Faruk of Egypt, the Shah of Iran and the Duke of Windsor. Interestingly, even Henry Graves Jr, the famous client of Patek Philippe, was a customer of Vacheron Constantin, reaffirming the brand’s enviable reputation for producing desirable timepieces.
The Vacheron Constantin collection of the modern era includes simple two-handed dress watches, for both ladies and gentlemen, to the über-complicated Traditionnelle Calibre 2755, combining a tourbillon, perpetual calendar and minute repeater in one sumptuous horological form.
The name of Vacheron Constantin is synonymous with Haute Horlogerie. Within a few brief moments of making the acquaintance of a Vacheron Constantin, the quality of its creation can be readily discerned with all elements of its composition distilled to a remarkably high standard. Indeed, many discerning watch buyers believe Vacheron Constantin shares equal status with the likes of Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet.
Browse our selection of Vacheron Constantin watches below.