Vacheron Constantin’s philosophy to exquisite watchmaking is to “do better if possible, and that is always possible”. They were words uttered by Francois Constantin in 1819 but still speak volumes for the company’s ethos and their unique approach to fine watchmaking today. Vacheron Constantin watches are an embodiment of supreme craftsmanship and a shared passion that permeates throughout the company’s entire manufacturing facilities in the Vallee de Joux, Switzerland. Surrounded by secrecy and confidentiality, even the development of the smallest parts of a Vacheron Constantin watch are closely guarded by the hands of those who craft them.
With over 260 years of watchmaking expertise to look back on, Vacheron Constantin is a company that is steeped in history and rich in prestige. From simple and elegant dress watches, to complex perpetual calendars – the company’s various collections are broad and varied to ensure that every timepiece meets at least one need of a watch collector, if not more. Some of the most advanced timepieces include pocket watches with over 57 complications and tourbillons that improve a watch’s accuracy. Minute repeaters, moon phase displays and simple timepieces with small seconds dials can also be found within our collections here at Owen & Robinson.
It is the fact that a Vacheron Constantin watch will sit up there with the likes of Audemars Piguet and Patek Philippe yet still remain within reach of those who can appreciate that a watch takes time to save for, that makes this watch brand one of our favourites. Values in aesthetics and comfort run synonymously alongside precision and quality performance. Watches from the Vacheron Constantin Overseas collection feature the iconic porthole-inspired design that is reminiscent of the Royal Oak watch collection by Audemars Piguet, but also showcase a distinct bezel design inspired by the company’s logo – the Maltese Cross. Stamped with the Geneva seal, beautifully crafted mechanical movements are put on show through an exhibition caseback featuring a sapphire crystal glass lens.
Simple in design, Vacheron Constantin Patrimony watches feature three handed dial designs – many of which feature date windows at 6 o’clock and have been crafted from 18ct rose gold, yellow gold or white gold to match the finish of the case. Other two handed dial designs go without the addition of the date window but still feature the iconic company lettering and the famous Maltese Cross logo at 12 o’clock. These stylish timepieces make for the perfect finishing touches to smart office attire or an elegant evening ensemble.
The Vacheron Constantin Traditionelle watch collection is home to purest dials accompanied by small second sub dials and classic leather straps that pair well with any attire. Moon phase displays and outer date rings add technical sophistication to these timepieces, enabling the lady or gentleman to keep track of a busy schedule whilst looking smart at all times. The collection also includes exquisite diamond encrusted timepieces for the lady. Models like the all-diamond watch feature stones applied to the dial, the lugs, the bezel, strap and case - epitomizing glamour and opulence.
Whether looking for a timepiece to accompany the wrist every day, or in search of a watch that can be brought out and worn to all those special celebratory occasions in life, Vacheron Constantin watches offer something for every occasion and every desire. Their exquisitely crafted mechanical movements have been meticulously crafted by the hands of experts who have carried the secrets the company’s time-honoured manufacturing methods down a long line of generations. The company can not only take credit for being the oldest watch manufacturer, but can demonstrate their inexhaustible technical and aesthetic creativity through beautiful collectors’ timepieces that tell the story of their heritage.