Look closer, though, and you’ll see the brand’s commitment to modernity. With subtly unusual case designs, dial shapes, and face placements, Vacheron Constantin’s timepieces reveal themselves to be contemporary luxury watches of the highest order. And with the majority of its models awarded the Geneva Seal, they’re also guaranteed to be among the most reliable and beautifully made on earth.
The legacy of Vacheron Constantin begins in the mid-18th century. With more than 250 years of history to its name, the luxury watch manufacturer wears its sophistication quietly. Even the most complicated of its creations is displayed on a smooth, harmonious dial.
The ostentatiousness of the modern oversized sports watch is not for Vacheron Constantin: nor the outlandishness of the avant-garde. From Patrimony to Quai de L’ile, the Vacheron Constantin luxury watch families are unified in their delicate approach to the most signature elements of haute horlogerie.
The Harmony family softly reinvents the coussin shape, smoothing its lines and thinning its dimensions - while incorporating the most sought-after complications in luxury watch manufacture. The evocative tonneau cases of the Malte family are built around tourbillon cages created in the image of the Maltese cross, Vacheron Constantin’s logo since 1880. Even the Overseas collection, Vacheron Constantin’s family of luxury sports watches, is restrained and elegant.
Vacheron Constantin is a luxury watch manufacturer with a collective memory. Every piece builds on, and is built from, a tradition of artistic and engineering excellence spanning nearly three centuries. From the movement to the dial, a Vacheron Constantin watch is the product of intensive work undertaken by master craftspeople of the highest order. Engravers, guillocheurs, enamellers, gem setters, and horologists all have a part to play: and they play it with the knowledge and skill of artists whose families have been among the most-respected members of their trades for generations.
Not only do Vacheron Constantin’s master watchmakers create exquisite pieces for the most demanding fans of haute horlogerie: they also design one-off commissions to the exacting specifications of the richest clients in the world. No complication is too daring, and no design note too opulent. From mechanical masterpieces crammed to bursting with the trickiest complexities in luxury watch design, to once-a-year sonneries chiming on the birthday of a loved one, the Atelier Cabinotiers Special Order department at Vacheron Constantin is one of the most revered and exclusive on the planet.
Throughout its centuries-old story, and in every luxury watch that leaves its manufactory, Vacheron Constantin is the living embodiment of a single word. Expertise. Few luxury watchmakers can aspire to the levels of excellence and knowledge that have built up in the offices of the brand’s Geneva manufactory. Whether you’re an oligarch looking for a never-to-be-repeated timepiece, or a fan of haute horlogerie who wants to leave something truly spectacular to future generations, there is no timepiece more suitable than a Vacheron Constantin.