At Vacheron Constantin’s manufacturing house in the Vallee de Joux, Switzerland - automatic movements are designed in collaboration with specialist case constructions, dial designs and refined leather straps. Design engineers have to consider thousands of possibilities and weigh-up every factor involved in the watch’s manufacture and life on the wrist before a movement can be finalised. Digging deep into the desires of their collectors, Vacheron Constantin must make their automatic movements to the very highest standards in order to uphold their reputation as one of the oldest and most successful watch manufacturers in the entire history of Swiss haute horology.
Automatic Vacheron Constantin watches, also known as self winding Vacheron Constantin watches promise unfaltering precision and a long life upon the wrist. Going to levels of effort that many would consider extreme has certainly earned the Swiss company their prestigious reputation. Methods of manufacture that span over 260 years are still closely guarded at the heart of the company’s manufacturing faculties. These secrets to the company’s success so are a result of time-honoured watchmaking process that will no doubt, continue to be handed down from one generation to another at Vacheron Constantin.
One aspect that makes an automatic Vacheron Constantin watch so popular and well-loved is the fact that despite the engine’s complexity, their shape and size manage to fit inside considerably slim case dimensions in some designs. Ultra-thin watches are a speciality at the manufacturing house of Vacheron Constantin – thus are their ultra-thin movements that need to be developed in such a way that they fit inside theses cases without compromising on quality and performance. Other automatic Vacheron Constantin watches come in hefty, bold and ultra-confident cases, making a statement upon the wrist of those who have a daring personality to match their sleek aesthetics. The Vacheron Constantin Overseas watch collection for instance, is a line of sporty wristwatches that oozes ruggedness and chiselled aesthetics. These watches have an unmistakable porthole design reminiscent of the Royal Oak collection made by Audemars Piguet and their bezels have a distinct look about them, inspired by the Maltese Cross – a motif recognised as the company’s logo. These wristwatches are powered by automatic movements like the caliber 5200 movement consisting of 263 parts and 54 jewels. Since this special collection of automatic Vacheron Constantin watches is built for underwater expeditions and exploring, the movements of these watches are protected inside a robust casing integrated with 300 meter water resistant capabilities.
Other automatic Vacheron Constantin watches include the likes of the Traditionelle collection. Perpetual calendars that offer functions like; the date, the day, the month and a moonphase display, are powered by engines like the automatic caliber 2460 QCL movement consisting of 308 parts and 27 jewels. Housed inside a set of sleek aesthetics like the 18k rose gold model from our collection, and completed on an authentic brown leather strap, these vintage-inspired timepieces are perfect accompaniments for those who like classic wristwatches, built with a movement that continues to power the hands of time with exceptional precision.