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Vacheron Constantin Watches

Brief Brand History for :

Vacheron Constantin is the oldest watch manufacturer in continuous operation. Jean-Marc Vacheron established the company in 1755. He produced some of the first horological complications and engine-turned dials. When the grandson of Jean-Marc began exporting watches abroad, he took on François Constantin as a partner. From this 1819 partnership onwards, Vacheron became Vacheron & Constantin. The partners hired Georges-Auguste Leschot in 1833. Leschot went on to invent a device which could engrave dials and parts and standardized movements as calibers. Vacheron & Constantin adopted the Maltese cross as its symbol in 1880. Upon the deaths of François Constantin and the third generation of the Vacheron family, the company fell to a succession of heirs, eventually becoming a joint-stock company in 1887. After difficulty during the Great Depression, the Ketterer family acquired the business and ran it up until the quartz crisis. In the 1980s, Vacheron Constantin was purchased by Sheik Ahmed Zakhi Yamani, who sold it to the Richemont Group in 1996. Vacheron Constantin remains at the pinnacle of high horology, considered part of the “Holy Trinity” alongside Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet. Its exceptional capabilities are demonstrated by the Reference 57260, a pocket watch with an astounding 57 complications said to be the most complicated mechanical watch in the world.

Product Line Overview:

Although Vacheron Constantin (aka 'Vacheron' and formally 'Vacheron & Constantin') has long been considered one of the top horology houses in the world, these days Vacheron watches are loved by traditional, contemporary and modern watch enthusiasts alike. Vacheron Constantin's main product lines are; the classic 'Patrimony Collection', the complicated tonneau-shaped 'Malte Collection', the personalizable 'Quai de l'Ile Collection', the sporty 'Overseas Collection', the women's asymmetrical '1972 Collection', the Vacheron legacy-dedicated 'Historique' Collection, and the art-dedicated 'Metiers D'Art Collection'.

The 'Patrimony' series is the most conservatively designed Vacheron Constantin line, and includes great timepieces for both men and women. Whether dressed up with diamonds, a chronograph, small seconds hand, or a specially designed explorers map (Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Tribute to Magellan), The 'Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Collection' is a great place to start when seeking a classic-styled luxury watch. Men looking for a timepiece piece with a small seconds hand, check out the 'Vacheron Constantin Patrimony with Small Seconds', those wanting to go for the most stripped down, classic watch possible, need look no further than the 'Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Grand Taille'.

On the other end of the spectrum, the 'Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Bi Retrograde Day Date' is a stunning sight, gorgeous and complicated, its functions are hours, minutes, retrograde (flyback), date on the upper half of the watch's dial, and dial of the watch and day on its lower half. The 'Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Bi Retrograde Day Date' is also avail as a limited edition, with a grey dial and in platinum. 'Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Ladies' models include the classic and clean-looking 'Ladies Vacheron Constantin Patrimony' and the 'Vacheron Constantin Ladies Patrimony Traditionnelle with Diamond Bezel'.

Those seeking a Vacheron chronograph watch should definitely consider the stylish 'Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle Chronograph', or even the limited edition 'Vacheron Constantin Medicus Chronograph', if they are lucky enough to find one (limited to just 90 pieces). For a sportier looking Vacheron Constantin chronograph, the 'Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph' is the one to check out.

The 'Vacheron Constantin Overseas Collection' features sporty, technical and contemporary models in five categories; 'Urban Voyage', 'Athletic Voyage', 'Chronograph', 'Dual Time' and 'Ladies', and is for those who frequently travel over land and sea. These watches are sleek, stylish and very precise instruments. They are bold, yet unpretentious; 'Overseas' is the only Vacheron Constantin collection that offers new watches in steel, proving their dedication to making a true 'less looks, more function' sports watch line. Although some men's 'Overseas' watches are avail with diamond bezel, and women's with diamonds or mother of pearl, the watchmakers at Vacheron Constantin have managed to keep 'glitz' aside, and create very cohesive, bold and stylish sporty designs.

With a hand-type calendar and second time zone with day/night indicator 'Overseas Dual Time' models are ideal for those with an active lifestyle. Sleek and stylish, 'Overseas Dual Time' models are avail with a white dial in various combinations of steel, 18K rose gold and 18K yellow gold, on strap or bracelet. The classic Vacheron Constantine 'Overseas Dual Time' steel watch is also available with a very popular black dial, on strap or bracelet.
'Vacheron Overseas Chronograph' watches, with calendar in aperture and chronograph with 30-minute & 12-hour counters are avail in many variations. With classic white dial in steel, 18K rose gold and 18K yellow gold on strap or bracelet 'Overseas Chronograph' with black dial is also avail in steel and 18K rose gold.
Vacheron Constantin's 'Overseas Date Self-Winding' is less rugged-appearing, features hours, minutes,

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