Vacheron Constantin is the oldest watch manufacturer in the world. Since its establishment in Geneva in 1755, it has never stopped production. As a comprehensive watch manufacturer, Vacheron Constantin is in complete control of the creation from machinery to movement development, technology to design, and so on. After 243 years of time washing, Vacheron Constantin is now synonymous with ‘time’, and it is an irreplaceable work of art in the eyes of watch lovers. Vacheron Constantin, with a history of 231 years, is the world’s oldest and longest-lasting brand-name watch, producing only more than 20,000 a year. Its dial, like the Swiss national emblem, is already taste and status. And wealth symbol. Beginning with a talented watchmaker
In 1755, the talented young watchmaker Jean-Marc Vacheron founded his first watch studio in the centre of Geneva. Jean-Marc Vacheron is full of curiosity and enthusiasm for human culture. He is always open-minded and constantly develops watchmaking craftsmanship, thus becoming a very successful independent watchmaker in Geneva-Cabinotier. In 1819, the experienced businessman François Constantin cooperated with the descendants of Jean-Marc Vacheron to establish the notable Vacheron Constantin Vacheron Constantin.
In 1839, Vacheron Constantin invited Georges-Auguste Leschot as the company’s technical director, and since then rewritten the history of the company and the entire watch industry. Georges-Auguste Leschot is not only a mechanical genius, but also possesses extraordinary vision and rich imagination. He designed the first instrument, the pantograph, which can produce a large number of watch parts in a reproducible and high-volume manner, and brought a revolutionary change to the entire Swiss watch industry. Because before that, clock movements were made of parts independently made by human hands, the handwork of each part was therefore different, resulting in irreplaceable movement parts. The revolutionary invention of Georges-Auguste Leschot changed the entire watchmaking process, greatly shortening the time and improving the efficiency of watchmaking.
A small number of high-priced business strategies
Vacheron Constantin, with a long history, has many years of experience in watchmaking, and has many great classics. However, ‘minimum batch size, best quality, highest selling price’ has always been Vacheron Constantin’s business strategy. Today, Vacheron Constantin produces only 6,000 watches per year at its plant in Geneva. Every watch has a detailed record
Since 1840, the production drawings, records, sales dates and movement case numbers of each watch have been kept intact in the company’s filing cabinet. They combine superior technology, rigorous testing, exquisite craftsmanship and perfect shape to create one after another noble and elegant, amazing and collectible rare classics. In the long years of watchmaking, it has become a symbol of luxury and elegance.
‘Malta Cross’ sign
In 1880, Vacheron Constantin officially registered the ‘Malta Cross’ logo as a company trademark. The ‘Malta Cross’ was originally a small part above the cover of the barrel in the movement. Its role is to prevent the barrel from being over-wound and make the timepiece operate more accurately.
$ 5 million the most expensive watch in the world
Minjiang Stanton’s classic Kallista is the most expensive watch in the world. This watch was made in 1886 and was originally ordered by King Kingalid of Saudi Arabia, but it was sold during the manufacturing period. After the watch was made in 1986, it was bought by an unknown buyer for $ 3.5 million. On December 3, 1987, Harimi changed hands again and was bought on behalf of Piere Halini, the owner of the jewelry store PALM BEACH. Harimi claimed that he had sold for $ 5 million. As a result, Caristelli’s daily appreciation of $ 4,000 spread. Soon, Pierre Harimi brought the world’s most expensive watch into the United States and handed it to an anonymous buyer.
K Kallista watch body strap is set with diamonds, sharing 118 carefully selected top-quality blue and white square diamonds, weighing 130 carats. (The surface is a diamond of 1 carat each; there are 14 diamonds of 2-4 carats on the periphery of the surface, and 2 carats of diamonds are used on the strap). The Vacheron Constantin factory recruited the best technicians to make this watch, and it took 6,000 hours of work for 20 months to make it. ‘Kallista’ means immaculate in Greek, and its finished product is indeed perfect.
Symbol of wealth
为 To celebrate the wedding of British Princess Diana and Prince Charles, the chief of Armenian of the United Arab Emirates ordered Vacheron Constantin one of the most expensive and compact watch ‘Lady Kalla’. This watch is made of 30 carats of 108 column-shaped precious diamonds. Princess Diana wore this watch even more gracefully, and at the same time, it also showed the richness and luxury of Vacheron Constantin to the world.最 The most complicated watch in the world
Tourdel Ile is the most complicated watch ever. It uniquely combines the extraordinary complexity and astronomical functions of the watch, with a total of sixteen different characteristics: minute repeater, sunset time display, perpetual calendar function, second hand time zone, tourbillon design, time difference display, night sky map and so on. This extraordinary movement composed of only 834 parts has been elaborately produced after more than 10,000 hours of research and development by Vacheron Constantin designers, engineers and watchmakers. This series is limited to 7 pieces. Oujiang Shidanton Vertical and Horizontal Series
Overseas Perpetual Calendar Chronograph establishes a new high Athenian style for high-quality sports watches. The Overseas Watch Series is Vacheron Constantin’s only stainless steel product series. However, in 2009, the self-brand launched a combination of stainless steel and titanium, with a dark gray dial with a gray alligator strap or rubber. After the style of the strap, this series has become more diversified.
As Vacheron Constantin’s only sports and technical watch series, the Overseas Vertical and Horizontal Series took an important new step in 2011 and created a perpetual calendar chronograph watch. This is the first time that Vacheron Constantin has launched a watch combining the two important complex functions of ‘Perpetual Calendar’ and ‘Timekeeping’ in the Overseas Watch Series. These two functions are also the most popular among those who love high-quality mechanical watches. Favor.