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Vacheron Constantin

Swiss  •  b. 1755

Biography

The world's oldest watch brand in continuous operation since its founding in 1755, Vacheron Constantin was the first watch company to manufacture movements with interchangeable parts beginning in 1839. Vacheron's watches are admired for their Latin-influenced case designs, well-balanced proportions and exquisitely finished movements of the highest quality. The Geneva-based manufacturer is known for their highly complicated masterpieces, including the King Farouk Grand Complication made in 1935, the Tour de l'Ile that was the most complicated serially produced wristwatch when introduced in 2005 and the 57260 — the world’s most complicated watch — made in 2015.

Key vintage models include minute repeating wristwatches such as the references 4261, chronographs such as the references 4178 and 6087 and the oversized Cioccolotone models such as ref. 4737. Collectors also appreciate Vacheron's Chronometer Royal pocket and wristwatches, as well as the '222,' the brand's first luxury sports watch produced from 1977 through 1984.

Insights

  • A stainless steel reference 4178 chronograph watch, with its iconic tear-drop lugs, sold for 252,200 CHF in the Phillips May 2015 Geneva Watch Auction: TWO sale, the highest result achieved for a Vacheron chronograph at auction.

  • In 2015, Vacheron's 57260 pocket watch, with 57 complications and 2,826 parts, earned the title of the world's most complicated watch.

  • Until the mid-1960s, Vacheron instituted a policy of never producing more than 24 examples of any one design of a particular model. Such inherent rarity is highly appreciated by collectors.

"Vacheron Constantin's watches are admired for their Latin-influenced case designs, well-balanced proportions and exquisitely finished movements of the highest quality."

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