Vacheron Constantin

Vacheron Constantin 'Metiers d'Art Tribute to Great Explorers'
Remarkable Dial The process of depicting the voyage of the greatest explorers of all time on the watches' dials required from the Manufacture Vacheron Constantin all the technical and aesthetic expertise accumulated during the company's astounding 250-year history.The 'grand feu' polychrome enameled dial has two parts - one part partly overlaps the other. read more

Vacheron Constantin Watch Wins Prestigious Award in Dubai
Once again, Vacheron Constantin has received the prestigious 'Best Men's Classic Watch' Award at the Middle East Watch of the Year Awards held in Dubai. The highly coveted award was given to the company for its Patrimony Contemporaine Retrograde Day and Date, the timepiece already voted Watch of the Year in Geneva, Switzerland.

The marvelous Vacheron Constantin watch has incorporated a double complication movement that belongs to the new generation of self-winding movements manufactured completely independently in the brand's workshops. Bearing the prestigious Hallmark of Geneva, the calibre 2460R31R7 housed in 18K pink gold case provides hour and minute, retrograde date and day functions. read more

Historiques American 1921 by Vacheron Constantin
The movement, operating at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, provides a 65-hour power reserve.The Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921 watch is secured to the wrist on a dark-brown hand-stitched alligator leather strap with square scales and fitted with an 18K pink gold buckle shaped as a half Maltese cross. read more

Ultra-Complicated Watches - Unlimited Sophistication
As for the area of complicated wristwatches, Vacheron Constantin, having celebrated its 250-th anniversary in 2005, commemorated the occasion by unveiling of the "Tour de l'Ile" watch. The unique creation represents the world's most complicated double-face watch. read more

Exclusive Vacheron Constantin Platinum Watch
Vacheron Constantin has created its Patrimony Contemporaine Retrograde Day and Date watch in the purest metal - platinum. The timepiece is limited to just 100 pieces. In 2007, the pink gold version of the watch was voted 'Watch of the Year'.

The Patrimony Contemporaine Retrograde Day and Date features a considerably-sized platinum case, measuring 42.5 mm in diameter. The sand-blasted platinum dial of the watch bears the exclusive PT950 hallmark. The timepiece is secured to the wrist on a blue alligator strap hand-stitched with the brand's exclusive woven platinum and silk thread. The elegant strap is equipped with a platinum folding clasp.

In addition to the hour and minute display, the Vacheron Constantin watch provides two really useful complications: day and date. The functions are displayed via two original retrograde indicators on the dial, reflecting the interior sophistication of the mechanical movement.

The convex sapphire crystal case back allows one to admire the finishing and decoration of the Vacheron Constantin in-house 2460R31R7 movement, stamped with the Hallmark of Geneva. The automatic movement boasts the meticulous chamfering work of the Cotes-de-Geneve decorated bridges and circular graining of the plate. The mechanism incorporates a 22K yellow gold guilloche rotor powered by an innovative system of ceramic ball-bearings.

The Patrimony Contemporaine Retrograde Day and Date watch in platinum is created to win the hearts of collectors who admire excellence in every detail and for watch enthusiasts appreciating timepieces that are contemporary and technical at the same time.
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Vacheron Constantin Malte Moon Phase and Power-Reserve Watch
The Vacheron Constantin famous Malte line welcomes a new timepiece – the Malte Moon Phase and Power-Reserve watch. The watch stands out due to its sophisticated new dial demonstrating five different finishes.

The signature tonneau-shaped case of the Vacheron Constantin watch is crafted in 18K white gold or 5N pink gold. The case is of generous dimensions,39x49mm in diameter, and features original fan-shaped lugs. The case-back is satin-brushed and screw-secured. The glareproofed cambered sapphire crystal protects a harmonious dial in silvered gold.

The dial is characterized by perfect readability. The hours and minutes are indicated by facetted dagger-like hands. The dial is completed by nine hour-markers, two Roman numerals and a Maltese cross, all in 18K white or pink gold. read more

Wristwatches in Voodoo Style
Vacheron Constantin selected twelve masks from a private museum collection to be recreated on a small scale, and then incorporated in the center of the dial of every watch. The Company is going to develop 25 boxed sets, each with four masks produced per year. read more

Vacheron Constantin Presents Patrimony Traditionnelle Calibre 2253 Watch
In 2010, Vacheron Constantin is proud to unveil a new complicated timepiece to join its Collection Excellence Platine - the Patrimony Traditionnelle “Calibre 2253” watch.

The new Calibre 2253 was created by the brand’s engineering department. The development of the movement required more than several thousands of hours. It provides such sophisticated functions as a perpetual calendar, the equation of time and the times of sunrise and sunset. Moreover, it incorporates a tourbillon escapement.

Although boasting the amazing mechanical complexity, the Calibre 2253 provides a remarkable power reserve – about 336 hours (equal to 14 days). It became possible due to two pairs of coupled barrels. The power reserve is visible via a sapphire-crystal case-back.
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Year 2010 - Tribute Year to Vacheron Constantin Ultra-Thin Watches
Vacheron Constantin has decided to mark the 55th anniversary of the birth of its ultra-thin Calibre 1003 by unveiling a newly designed version of the movement.

Calibre 1003, that tops the list of the most beautiful and refined ultra-thin movements ever created, has been challenging mechanical laws for more than 50 years.
The process of the movement production is extremely sophisticated and the most highly qualified Vacheron Constantin specialists are responsible for its adjustment.

The redesigned version of the caliber is still the slimmest movement available, with its 1.64 mm thickness and 21.10 mm diameter.

The finishing of the caliber has become even more refined, with its bridges and mainplate sculptured from 18K gold. The 117-part movement operates at a frequency of 18,000 vibrations per hour. The tiny movement provides more than 30 hours of power reserve. read more

New Vacheron Constantin Malte Tourbillon Regulator - Invisible Diamond Setting
The Vacheron Constantin Metiers d'Art Collection has been joined by the new Vacheron Constantin Malte Tourbillon Regulator watch. The timepiece reveals a unique combination of arts of Haute Joaillerie and Haute Horlogerie and boasts invisible diamond setting.

The tonneau-shaped case of the Vacheron Constantin watch is crafted in 18K white gold. The case is paved with 270 baguette-cut diamonds, with a total weight of 12.25 carats. The precious stones completely hide the underlying white gold case from the eye.

The hand-crafted invisible diamond setting is a highly sophisticated task, especially if to consider the intricate shape of the Malte case, with its sharp angles, edges and taut lines. The diamonds emit maximum luminosity as they are borne by a system of "tracks." The task of the invisible diamond setting required 2,000 hours of meticulous work. read more

Vacheron Constantin Malte Tonneau Chronograph - Modern and Dynamic
The Vacheron Constantin Malte Tonneau Chronograph accommodates a finely decorated automatic chronograph movement – 1137 caliber. The 37-jewel movement operates at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour. read more

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle World Time – Find Time in 37 Time Zones
Vacheron Constantin unveils its new Patrimony Traditionnelle World Time watch. The timepiece is animated by the new Calibre 2460WT crowned by the prestigious Hallmark of Geneva.

The new mechanical self-winding movement, elaborated and manufactured by the Manufacture, allows the watch to indicate the 37 time-zones of the world, among which there are the time-zones offset from Universal Coordinated Time (UCT) by a half - or quarter-hour. The exclusive mechanism was patented by the brand.

The Vacheron Constantin specialists wanted to develop a mechanical movement that would allow the timepiece feature the time not only in the full time zones, but also the partial ones, keeping the watch’s owner aware of the exact temporal reality in the 37 time zones. It should be mentioned that there are countries that adopted a half-hour or quarter-hour difference from UTC.
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Vacheron Constantin Presents Quai de l'Ile Retrograde Annual Calendar Watch
The Swiss watch manufacture Vacheron Constantin is about to release its new horological masterpiece - the Quai de l’Ile Retrograde Annual Calendar watch.

Launched in 2008, the original Quai de I’Ile timepiece was enthusiastically received by the discerning audience. Then, the public could enjoy the Day-Date Self Winding and Day-Date with Power Reserve versions of this model. Now, the line is joined by a stunning timepiece equipped with a Retrograde Annual Calendar complication.

The aforementioned retrograde date indicator is found on an extremely legible dial, which can be dressed in different colors. The calendar, which requires correction once a year, is located on a segment, extending from 2 to 5 o’clock.

The display of the new Vacheron Constantin watch is visually balanced by a moon-phase indicator, which needs to be manually corrected just once per 122 years.

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More Interesting Facts about Platinum
Vacheron Constantin initiated the production of platinum watches as early as in the 1820s. In 2006 the company unveiled 'Vacheron Constantin Collection Excellence Platine,' a very limited edition of highly collectible timepieces destined for exclusive distribution. read more

Vacheron Constantin Unveils Overseas Dual Time Watch in Steel and Titanium
In 2009, Vacheron Constantin unveiled its new Overseas watches crafted in stainless steel and titanium. This year, the Overseas collection welcomes a new interpretation of the Overseas Dual Time presented in this successful combination of materials.

The new Vacheron Constantin Overseas Dual Time Steel and Titanium watch provides a range of useful functions - two time zones, a day/night indicator, a power reserve indicator, and a date function.

The stainless steel and titanium case of the watch measures 42mm in diameter. The case construction, impressing by its strength and lightness, provides reliable protection against magnetic fields and is 150-meter water-resistant. It demonstrates finely-grained brushed finishing and polished bevels. The zest of the case is the signature Maltese Cross bezel sculptured in titanium. read more

Vacheron Constantin Presents Majestic Metiers d'Art La symbolique des laques Collection
At SIHH 2010, Vacheron Constantin was pleased to unveil its superb new series of watches to join the brand’s Metiers d'Art collection, already highly appreciated by watch connoisseurs for the unique "Les Masques" sets, inspired by tribal masks taken from different cultures of the world and initially unveiled in 2007.

The new Vacheron Constantin Metiers d’Art "La symbolique des laques" collection is devoted to a one-of-a-kind centuries-old Japanese lacquer technique called maki-e. The company will introduce just 20 exceptional sets of the limited edition collection each year.

Each set will demonstrate three signature masterpieces that will pay tribute to natural creations bearing great spiritual or symbolic importance in Japanese culture. The central section in the dial features a cutaway revealing the horological beauty of a skeletonized manually-wound movement, found on the list of the thinnest in the world.
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Vacheron Constantin Creates a Watch for Action Innocence
Action Innocence is a non-profit organization that acts to protect children from Internet sex predators. This year Action Innocence celebrates its 10th anniversary.

To mark the occasion and offer support to the organization, Vacheron Constantin has created an exclusive Patrimony Traditionelle skeleton watch. The timepiece will be auctioned during a gala dinner to be held on June 18th in Geneva. Proceeds from the sale of the watch will be donated to support a variety of programs of Action Innocence.

The case of the new Patrimony Traditionelle skeleton watch is sculptured from white gold and measures 30mmin diameter. The timepiece reveals an "action innocence" engraving.

The intricate worked-by-hand skeleton bridges demonstrate a refined Ottoman motif. The pierced mainspring barrel shows off Vacheron Constantin’s signature Maltese Cross, encircled with the engraved words "Vacheron Constantin Geneve".

The periphery of the dial has a contrasting minute track, with faceted applied hour markers. The hour markers and dauphine hands are also crafted in white gold.

The Vacheron Constantin watch accommodates a slender hand-wound Caliber 1003, highly appreciated as the world's thinnest movement in 1955. The 18-jewel movement provides 31 hours of power reserve. Its balance is beating at 18,000 vibrations per hour.

The caliber is crowned with the Geneva Seal hallmark. The decoration and construction of the movement corresponds to twelve absolute quality criteria defined by the Canton of Geneva in 1886.

The unique Vacheron Constantin Patrimony watch embraces the wrist on a dark plum crocodile strap fitted with a white gold buckle.
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Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle Chronograph Watch for Avid Collectors
The Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle line, highly demanded among avid watch collectors, has been joined by a new exceptional timepiece - Patrimony Traditionnelle Chronograph watch.

The new timekeeping creation has inherited all the aesthetic peculiarities of the line, including the fine bezel framing the dials in several shades of silver, the elegant dauphine hands, and the knurling around the sapphire crystal back.

The Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle Chronograph watch pays tribute to the best of the watchmaking tradition. The timepiece accommodates a famous Vacheron Constantin manual-winding movement - the legendary 1141 calibre column-wheel chronograph movement, appreciated by all the experts as one of the most advanced movements from both technical and aesthetic point of view.

The 1141 calibre incorporates a unique balance reminding of the 1940-s. It operates at a frequency of 18,000 vibrations per hour. The movement gives an advantage of a 48-hour power reserve.
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Tribal Mask 2008 Watches from Vacheron Constantin: Japan, Gabon,
Vacheron Constantin has introduced new limited edition watches inspired by masks of different countries of the world, including Mexico, Japan, Gabon and Papua New Guinea.

Each timepiece to join the Vacheron Constantin Metiers d’Art Les Masques 2008 collection will be available in a limited number of just 25 pieces.

Each of the four new timepieces has been crafted from a different metal. The limited edition comprises the following:

  • The Japan’s ritual Buddha Mask Watch with a yellow gold case

  • The Gabon’s Pipibuze Mask Watch with a white gold case

  • The Mexican’s Mayan Mask Watch with a pink gold case

  • The Papua New Guinea’s Mask Watch with a platinum case.

Each watch unveils an engraving of a poem by French writer Michel Butor.
The timepieces are characterized by meticulous attention to the tiniest detail on each miniature mask.
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Vacheron Constantin Dove Watch - Applied Arts and Creative Horology
Vacheron Constantin is happy to deliver its new one-of-a-kind Dove watch. Specially manufactured for Only Watch 2011, it carries on the Metiers d’Art tradition, which successfully unites applied arts and creative horology.

The inspiration behind the new Vacheron Constantin watch is a drawing by a Dutch graphic artist Maurits Cornelis Escher. The novelty is set in a 40mm case in 18-carat white gold.

The model comes equipped with a white gold dial. It is skillfully engraved and graced by champleve enameling. The face of the new Vacheron Constantin Dove watch sports red birds, performed in translucide enameling. The white birds are done in opalescent enameling, while the gold birds are guilloched by hand.
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