Vacheron Constantin : Excellence and tradition for 260 years
15 h 29 min
Because it can legitimately claim to be the oldest watch Manufacture enjoying uninterrupted activity, Vacheron Constantin and its two Geneva boutiques are a must for anyone interested in haute horlogerie. Founded in 1755 by the youthful Geneva master-watchmaker Jean-Marc Vacheron, the Manufacture is celebrating its 260th anniversary this year. Right from the start, a number of innovations have punctuated the history of this venerable House. Technical progress combined with aesthetic sophistication governed by the golden rule of timeless elegance have consistently infused Vacheron Constantin’s creations with an exceptional aura, making each collection an authentic demonstration of excellence. The one introduced by the haute horlogerie manufacturer to mark this jubilee brilliantly succeeds in striking an ideal balance between traditional expertise and contemporary style. A true watchmaking sculpture highlighting Vacheron Constantin’s love of form watches, the Harmony collection is introduced as a range of seven models equipped with new calibers entirely designed, developed and produced in-house. The cushion shape of this line directly inspired by one of the brand’s first wrist chronographs presented in 1928 turns the spotlight on the monopusher chronograph. A first version equipped with a split-seconds function achieves record-breaking slenderness, while a second model sets the stage for a fascinating tourbillon and a third is endowed with a pulsometric scale. With women in mind, Harmony is interpreted as a double-pusher chronograph. A trio of dual time models round off this original range of watches issued in limited editions waiting to be discovered in the luxurious setting of the Vacheron Constantin boutiques.