Posts Categorized: Vacheron Constantin

Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Day-Date and Power Reserve

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Vacheron Constantin has unveiled a new edition of its Traditionnelle Day Date and Power Reserve, limited to just 30 pieces and available exclusively in Vacheron Constantin boutiques throughout North America. The watch has a 39.5 mm-diameter case made of 18k 5N rose gold and measuring 10.65 mm thick. The case features the Traditionnelle collection’s straight, […]

A Watch of Note: The Inside Story of the Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Contemporaine Calibre 1731

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What’s the Mt. Everest of watchmaking? Is it a minute repeater? How about an ultra-thin caliber? Each requires special manufacturing know-how. Neither tolerates imprecision, and assembling either one requires tremendous skill. Now imagine an ultra-thin minute repeater. That’s a challenge the craftsmen at Vacheron Constantin accept every day. They are making the Patrimony Contemporaine Calibre […]

Monochrome Monday: Introducing The Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Arca Collection

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Vacheron Constantin, looking back on its remarkable 260 years of history, introduced a series of celebratory collections at SIHH 2015, including the all-new Harmony collection and two Métiers d’Art Mécaniques Gravées timepieces. The third offering builds on a deep tradition of artisanal crafts perfected since the brand’s founding in 1755. In this article from Monochrome-Watches, we […]

A World Record: Vacheron Constantin Unveils a Watch with 57 Complications

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On September 17, at a press event at its manufacture and headquarters in Plan-les-Ouates on the outskirts of Geneva, Vacheron Constantin unveiled the most complicated watch ever made. The double-dial portable mechanical timepiece has a total of 57 complications, by Vacheron’s count. Several of the complications are world firsts. (All 57 complications are listed at […]

Vacheron Constantin Announces “World’s Most Complicated Watch:” Here’s a Glimpse

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On Sept. 17 in Geneva, at a celebration marking its 260th anniversary, Vacheron Constantin will present what it calls “the most ingenious and sophisticated mechanical watch ever made.” Ahead of the launch, Vacheron has released some preliminary information about the watch to a small number of watch publications around the world, including WatchTime. (It did […]

A Two- Week Tourbillon: Testing the Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Tourbillon 14 Days

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The movement of the Patrimony Traditionnelle Tourbillon 14 Days, from Vacheron Constantin, is a beauty: a rich mélange of elegant sunburst, perlage and Geneva stripes; hand-beveled edges; immaculately polished screws; a tourbillon cage adorned with a Maltese cross; and engravings decorated with gold. Given the watch’s eye-popping price of $292,700, you’d expect all this… and […]

Vacheron Constantin Launches New Overseas Limited Editions

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In a discussion about quintessential elegant sports watches, one could make the case that the Vacheron Constantin Overseas merits consideration alongside such acknowledged, venerable classics as the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Royal Oak and Patek Philippe Nautilus. For 2015, the Geneva-based watchmaker has debuted four new limited-edition men’s Overseas pieces. The model now known as the […]

WatchTime Spotlight: The History of Vacheron Constantin Watches

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Vacheron Constantin is regarded by many watch aficionados as a pioneer in the precise manufacture of mechanical watch movements. This free download, WatchTime Spotlight: Vacheron Constantin, collects two WatchTime feature stories about Vacheron Constantin watches. Even in the traditional Swiss watchmaking industry, it’s impressive when, like Vacheron Constantin, a manufacture can look back on more […]