Vacheron Constantin

Vacheron Constantin

Vacheron Constantin is a Swiss luxury watch company. Vacheron Constantin was founded in 1755, it is one of the oldest watch brands. In 1819 the company's official name was changed to Vacheron & Constantin, having previously operated under just the Vacheron name (the founder's last name). The first Vacheron boutique opened in 1906 on Quai de l’Ile, which eventually became the name of a successful Vacheron Constantin watch (still available today). In 1936, during a difficult time for the company because of the Great Depression, Charles Constantin became the head and this marked the first time in 80 years that the Constantin family was in charge of the manufacture. Today Vacheron is operated as a member of the Richemont Group (Piaget, Montblanc, IWC, Panerai). Among those who have worn a Vacheron Constantin watch are Napoleon Bonaparte, Pope Pius XI, and Harry Truman. Notable models include the Vacheron Constantin Patrimony, Vacheron Constantin Malte, Vacheron Constantin Quai de l'lile, Vacheron Constantin Overseas, Vacheron Constantin 1972, Vacheron Constantin Historiques, Vacheron Constantin Metiers d'art. The Vacheron Constantin calibers are among the sturdiest of all movements on the market. Vacheron Constantin prices are among the highest in the luxury watch segment, such models like the Vacheron Constantin Overseas or Vacheron Overseas chronograph command Vacheron watch prices of anywhere from $10,000 to more than $100,000. Why are Vacheron Constantin prices so high (based on the official Vacheron Constantin price list)? Vacheron is a manufacture, it makes its movements in-house. There are many steps involved in the production of every Vacheron caliber, which is why Vacheron Constantin replica watches or Vacheron Constantin ebay are not worth the money. If you want a real Vacheron Constantin Patrimony, Vacheron Constantin Overseas, go to a certified dealer or the Vacheron boutique. Or read our Vacheron Constantin Overseas Dual Time review before committing to a purchase. WatchTime's coverage of Vacheron Constantin includes Vacheron Constantin watches reviews and Vacheron watch news updates, as well as Vacheron Constantin watch prices. Find more about a Vacheron Constantin skeleton watch or a Vacheron Constantin minute repeater, or the Vacheron Constantin ladies' watches or vintage Vacheron Constantin watches.

5 Record-Setting Ultra-Thin Watches

Breguet 5733 BR

As we've seen in recent years, watch brands are pulling out all the stops to achieve new records not only in thinness, but in the level of complication and complexity that they pack into those … [Read more...]

“Sound” Investments: 10 Notable Minute Repeaters and Chiming Watches

Piaget Emperador Coussin Automatic Minute Repeater

One of the most difficult watch complications to produce, a minute repeater transforms a watch from mere timekeeping device to miniature music box. Below we take a look at 10 minute repeaters — and … [Read more...]

WatchTime Spotlight: The History of Vacheron Constantin Watches

WatchTime's Free Download is about Vacheron Constantin watches.

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 … [Read more...]

WatchTime Reader Tour: Experience Haute Horlogerie In Germany And Switzerland

Vacheron_Constantin_watchmaking

WatchTime offers an exclusive watchmaking journey you will never forget, from November 25 to December 3, in Switzerland and Germany. Not even the average German knows where Glashütte is located, … [Read more...]

10 Unique Watches Up for Auction at Only Watch 2015

Vacheron Constantin Metiers d'Art Mecaniques Ajouree Only Watch 2015

As watch-industry followers are surely aware by now, this fall will mark the sixth edition of Only Watch, a charity auction of unique timepieces whose proceeds benefit the Monaco Association against … [Read more...]

Watch Wallpaper: 12 Skeleton Watches

Ulysse Nardin Maxi Skeleton

Growing fascination with the inner workings of mechanical watches has sparked a boom in skeletonized looks. Scroll down to download wallpaper images of skeleton watches from Breguet, Cartier, Omega, … [Read more...]

Test: Vacheron Constantin’s Historiques American 1921

Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921

The Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921, an updated version of a classic timepiece from the heyday of Art Deco, made exclusively for the North American market, inspired the brand's new … [Read more...]

The World’s Most Expensive Watches: 8 Timepieces Over $1 Million

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Quatuor Silicium

We've all experienced sticker shock while perusing the world's most expensive watches. There are even a few brands for which six-figure price tags are the norm — "expensive watches" by almost … [Read more...]

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

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle Tourbillon 14 Days

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; … [Read more...]

Bare Bones: 10 Interesting Skeleton Watches

Piaget_OnlyWatchSkeletonFace_560150

In skeleton watches, the watchmaker strips the watch's dial and/or movement to their bare essentials, revealing as much of the watch's interior as possible. For skeleton watch fans who love the … [Read more...]

Under the Hammer: My Favorite Lots from Today’s Christie’s NYC Auction

Christies Auction watch

Today at 10AM Eastern Time Zone (UTC -05:00), Christie's New York Important Watches Auction will begin. I got to sit with the newly appointed Vice President and Senior Specialist of Watches, Eric … [Read more...]

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

Vacheron Calendar dial

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 … [Read more...]

Press Release: WatchTime’s Newest E-Special Showcases the Watches of SIHH 2015

WatchTime SIHH 2015 E Special

New York City (NY); Watchtime.com, the website of America’s best-selling watch magazine, WatchTime, has announced its latest downloadable E-Special, collecting its complete coverage of the 2015 … [Read more...]

Cartier Gets Serious: The Evolution of Cartier Men’s Watches

Cartier Geneva Seal movement

In recent years Cartier, the king of haute joaillerie, has begun storming the bastions of haute horlogerie. In this full-length feature WatchTime's Joe Thompson explores the intriguing origins and … [Read more...]

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

Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Arca Table Clock

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 … [Read more...]

Feminine and Exclusive: 9 Luxury Watches for Ladies

Parmigiani Tonda Metropolitaine

At the big watch fairs, the stars of the show tend to be complicated watches for men, but each year watch brands also debut plenty of ladies' watches, many made at the same level of craftsmanship as … [Read more...]

Going Creative: 4 Artistic Watches

Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight Nuit Boreale

High horology isn’t just about movements: it’s also about aesthetics. The watch brands in Geneva call on a range of decorative techniques, such as guillochage, enameling, and skeletonizing, that … [Read more...]

Watch Insider’s Top Ladies’ Watches: Are These the Best Ladies’ Watches of the Year?

Piaget Altiplano Date

Many luxury brands, even those known more for their men's watches, released interesting top new ladies' watch collections, female watches and best ladies' watches in the recent months. Here, from my … [Read more...]

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

thumbnail

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 … [Read more...]

Monochrome Monday: Vacheron Constantin Harmony Collection Debuts at SIHH 2015

thumbnail

On the occasion of the 260th anniversary of its founding, Vacheron Constantin unveils the first models of an entirely new collection called Harmony. Issued in limited editions, these new timepieces … [Read more...]

Audio: 12 Watch Executive Interviews from SIHH 2015

thumbnail

At SIHH 2015 in Geneva, I had the chance to chat with 12 watch industry executives, from 11 luxury watch brands, about the timepieces introduced at the show and what lies ahead in 2015. Follow the … [Read more...]

SIHH 2015: Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Mécaniques Gravées Collection

Vacheron Metiers d'Art thumb 150

At SIHH in Geneva, Vacheron Constantin brought out two new additions to its Métiers d'Art family. Known as the Mécaniques Gravées collection, these watches apply meticulous hand-engraving … [Read more...]

4 New Vacheron Constantin Watches That Debuted at The Moscow Boutique

Vacheron Constatin - dial

Vacheron Constantin in 2014 opened a new boutique in Moscow. As is the brand's tradition when opening a new flagship store, new limited edition watches are being introduced to coincide with it. (For … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: 5 Very Unusual Timepieces

Urwer UR202S

Since I started writing my thoughts and ideas about watches on my blog, Fratellowatches, I have been visiting the big watch fairs like Baselworld and the SIHH in Geneva. Sometimes, one comes across … [Read more...]

SIHH 2014 REVISITED: 4 DAYS, 47 WATCHES

lange_1815_tourbillon_front_press1150

At last year's SIHH 2014 in Geneva, we saw and covered so many new watches, we're concerned our readers might have missed some of our  updates. To make it easier for you to see everything we covered, … [Read more...]

Which Watch Brand Spends the Most on Advertising?

Rolex/Chanel/BellRoss/Omega graphic

Watch brands spent almost half a billion dollars on advertising in the U.S in 2013. The total was $492.68 million: a record high, and up 23.3 percent from the 2012 total. That figure comes from … [Read more...]

Gifts for Her: 25 Ladies’ Watches from WatchTime.com and Watch Insider

VDay_ALS_460150

With the holiday season almost over, some of you might still be seeking out a gift for the lady in your life, or you were so kind to buy her a gift card from her favorite jeweler? Why not share with … [Read more...]

5 Vacheron Constantin Watches — and the Perfect Wines to Pair With Them

Vacheron Constantin event - wines

Ever wonder what bottle of wine pairs best with your favorite luxury watch? WatchTime and Vacheron Constantin explored the concept in grand style on October 28 at a co-sponsored event held at Privé, … [Read more...]

Vacheron Constantin Launches New Watches in Hong Kong

Vacheron Constantin Watches & Wonders

Vacheron Constantin launched several new watches, including an ultra-complicated piece with astronomical displays, at the recent Hong Kong “Watches and Wonders” fair. Three new Patrimony models … [Read more...]

Press Release: WatchTime Special Issue: Vacheron Constantin

WatchTime Vacheron Constantin Special - cover

New York City (NY): America’s best-selling watch magazine, WatchTime, has released its 2009 special issue on Vacheron Constantin as a digital download. This special edition explores the history of … [Read more...]