A luxury guide to Vacheron Constantin
By Sarah Jayne Potter | 3 minute read
For over 260 years, Vacheron Constantin has enhanced and reinvented the art of Fine Watchmaking. From 1755 to today, from Jean-Marc Vacheron to his illustrious descendants, the legend of the Maison was built on various anecdotes and events to be discovered. We’ve highlighted some of our favourite pieces in this guide to give you just a taste of what this timeless watch brand has to offer.
Vacheron Constantin has launched a line of watches dedicated entirely to women. The meeting point of haute horlogerie and haute couture, the new Égérie collection is a beautiful blend of the classic and the contemporary, and features a pioneering ‘tapestry’ technique. The 35mm stainless-steel Égérie Self-Winding features a date complication. Its bezel is set with the signature ring of round-cut diamonds, equating to around 0.88 carats. This watch benefits from a stop-seconds device. It’s powered by the automatic in-house calibre 1088, with an approximate 40-hour power reserve. It has a matching polished-steel bracelet that’s light but secure, delivering both comfort and reliability.
This self-winding model is also available in an 18ct pink gold option, with interchangeable strap. This can be done without the use of any tools – an ingenious way to lend your day the perfect tone.
Reinvented in 2016, the Vacheron Constantin Overseas collection conveys the spirit of travel with its casual elegance and comfort enhanced by the interchangeable strap and bracelet system. Quietly confident and effortlessly handsome, this Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph Men’s Watch features a bold black dial set within a 42.50mm stainless steel case. The dial is equipped with luminous silver tone hands and index hour markers, minute markers around the edge of the dial and a date display between the 4 and 5 o’clock marks. Three white chronograph sub-dials display 60 seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours.
Epitomising style and purity, the Vacheron Constantin Patrimony collection draws inspiration from the brand’s 1950s models, striking a beautiful balance between taut lines and curves. Slender cases radiate elegance and assert each model’s unique personality. Showcasing a stunning combination of rich midnight blue and warm rose gold tones, this Vacheron Constantin Patrimony watch sits confidently within a 40mm 18ct rose gold case and fastens with a dark blue Alligator leather strap with an Ardillon buckle. Powered by a reliable 2450 Q6/3 calibre automatic movement, the dark blue dial creates a sophisticated aesthetic with its minimal rose gold-toned hands and hour markers, and a date display. This piece is also available in a 36mm size case for those that prefer a more delicate and understated aesthetic.
Historiques Triple Calendrier 1942
The Historiques line provides contemporary reinterpretations of iconic models from the heritage of the Maison. Characterised by a Triple Gadroon case band and opaline silver dial with hour markers and gold-framed day and month apertures, this limited edition Vacheron Constantin Historiques Tripple Calendrier 1948 Men’s Watch is truly captivating. The calendar information – date hand, day and month aperture – is adorned in red, while the hour and second hands are embellished in blue. The 4400 QC calibre offers a power reserve of nearly 3 days and features exceptional finishes visible through the open worked caseback.
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