Vacheron Constantin Watches
Another very old and respected watchmaker, Vacheron & Constantin have been creating fine timepieces since their inception in 1755 by Jean-Marc Vacheron. The watchmaking business stayed in the Vacheron family exclusively for several generations, until 1819; as the company began exporting its watches to other European countries, and continuing to gain the attention of the watch community, current owner Jacques-Barthelemy Vacheron partnered with Francois Constantin, and the pairing was complete. Constantin began travelling abroad, further increasing visibility and notoriety of their brand. Vacheron & Constantin have been behind some notable moments in watchmaking history. The company was instrumental in the development and creation of timepieces that resisted magnetic fields, or were even entirely nonmagnetic themselves. They are also the brand behind one of the most expensive wristwatch ever made, the Kallista, as well as the world’s most complicated mechanical watch, the Reference 57260; this privately commissioned piece hosts 57 complications in total and took 8 years to complete.
Today, Vacheron & Constantin is a member of the Richemont Group, standing with many other proud and storied names in watchmaking including Panerai, A. Lange & Söhne, and Jaeger-LeCoultre among others.