Master watchmakers at Vacheron Constantin’s manufacturing facilities in the Vallee de Joux continue to perfect their craft in fine watchmaking through research, refinement and experimentation. It is this passion that has driven the company through success after success. Vacheron Constantin was first founded over 260 years ago and hold the record for the oldest watch manufacturer in the world. Their perfectly developed manual winding movements are a unique blend of gears, springs, levers and pinions – a beating heart for the watch that will promise accuracy and precision for years and years to come.
Self winding Vacheron Constantin watches are another name for manual winding watches. They are considered investible timepieces that continue to hold their value for years to come. These highly sought-after timepiece are examples of how Vacheron Constantin’s manufacture has strayed very little over the years. The company has remained faithful to their heritage by building on what they know they are good at and refining this wherever possible. A self-winding watch from Vacheron Constantin is a very special thing to own indeed. It allows the wearer that time to connect with the passing of the minutes of the day - to slow time down and to appreciate how precious time really is. Winding a movement up at the same time every morning or evening acts as a tool to make the wearer stop and take a little time for themselves.
Beautifully decorated elements of a self winding movement are a sight to behold - an aspect of the watchmaking process that Vacheron Constantin are particularly proud of. This is why their manual winding movements are put on show for the wearer to admire whenever he or she wishes. By turning the watch over to its underside, the wearer is granted an exclusive view into Vacheron Constantin’s world of manufacture. A glimpse into another universe. A sapphire crystal glass lens seals onto the case, offering anti reflective and scratch resistant properties to prolong the quality of the timepiece and preserve its beauty for years to come.
New materials, surface finishes and techniques are always being explored at Vacheron Constantin’s’ house of manufacture. Every fine detail is studied, shared and discussed – every element of the wearer’s experience and desires in a watch considered. It allows for the company’s calibres to be a great deal better than those created 200 years ago. Precision is key in the development of a beautiful self winding Vacheron Constantin watch. Forces and tolerances need to be calculated - thousands of possibilities considered. This process ensures that every movement has gone through thousands of hours of development before it will even perform inside the case of a Vacheron Constantin watch.
Manual winding Vacheron Constantin watches, also known as self winding Vacheron Constantin watches, like those from the Historiques collection, are both technically sophisticated as well as unusually eye-catching. Their off centred hour tracks make for a perfect display for gorgeous blued steel central hands that are powered by movements like Vacheron Constantin’s caliber 4400 AS calibre, complete with 127 parts and 21 jewels.