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18k Yellow gold
Vacheron Constantin Dress watch
“Vacheron Constantin is a Swiss watchmaker known for crafting highly exclusive, entirely handmade timepieces. Their watches are driven by intricate movements, feature advanced special complications, and are often produced in limited quantities. The brand’s emblem is the Maltese cross, and today, Vacheron Constantin is a part of the Richemont Group.
The Vacheron Constantin watch we present here boasts a modest design made very attractive by these beautiful lugs, it embodies timeless elegance. This watch, dating back to around 1960, is crafted in 18k gold and requires manual winding. It features a 34mm diameter, a beautiful and classic size.
Owning a watch from one of the oldest watchmaking houses is truly remarkable. And we are pleased to announce that this very watch will be showcased at Pan 2023.”
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Vacheron Constantin is the oldest Swiss watchmaker, having been in continuous existence since 1755. The three iconic Swiss houses of Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet and Vacheron Constantin are lovingly referred to as the Holy trinity by watch lovers around the world.
Vacheron Constantin is an old school Swiss watchmaker in the truest sense. They are known for complicated in-house calibers, advanced decorating techniques and extreme levels of fine finishing. They have numerous inventions and patents to their name, among which the first non-magnetic movement in 1885 and the world’s thinnest movement in 1955. In 2015, VC created the most complicated movement ever made, featuring a mind-blowing 57 complications.
Vacheron Constantin is known for its decorating prowess, which you can clearly see by their current Metiers d’art collection. These works of art feature extremely fine engraving and enamel work. All, of course, done by hand by highly trained artists.
But VC’s catalogue is not limited to complicated dress watches. Back in 1977, Vacheron Constantin joined the luxury steel sports watch game. After Audemars Piguet had launched its Royal Oak in 1972 and Patek followed with the Nautilus in 1976, VC introduced the Ref. 222 a year later. The distinctive watch with integrated bracelet was named in celebration of the house’s 222nd anniversary.
The Ref. 222 would remain in production until 1985 and provided some much needed youthful freshness to Vacheron’s offerings. Eleven years after its discontinuation, the Ref. 222 would be succeeded by the Overseas, a new sports watch from the fabled brand. A design riddled with hints to the house’s logo: the Maltese cross.
Vacheron is a real connoisseur’s house. It probably wasn’t the first brand on your list when you got into watches. But once it appears on your radar, it will enchant you with truly magnificent watchmaking in many different forms.
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