Vacheron Constantin Watches
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The outstanding Overseas collection offers casual elegant wristwatches imbued with the spirit of travel. Perfectly suitable for daily wear, these timepieces are effortlessly adaptable, highly durable and comfortable to wear. Reinvented in 2016, the Overseas line follows both the design codes and the technical attributes of the 1970s Vacheron Constantin sports timepieces, like the renowned reference “222.” The Overseas line blends the elegant aesthetics of a classic watch with technical attributes of sports watches.
Presently, this high-end sports watch collection is comprised of Overseas Self-winding, Overseas Dual Time, Overseas Worldtime, Overseas Chronograph, Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra Thin, Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra Thin Skeleton and Overseas Tourbillon models. Made of stainless steel or 18 carat gold, the Overseas Self-winding is available in 41mm case for men and 37mm for women. The 41mm variant features three-hand layout with date whereas the 37mm variant hosts two central hands and small seconds. The remarkable series also offers 33mm quartz versions for women. The Overseas watches for women are also available in diamond-set versions.
Both Dual Time and Worldtime watches are dedicated to globetrotters and global entrepreneurs/professionals. Made of stainless steel or 18 carat rose gold, these multi-timezone watches are typically equipped with self-winding movements. Dressed in a 41mm diameter case, the Overseas Dual Time offers an additional time zone display combined with a day-night indicator and a date hand. The Overseas Worldtime model features a 43.5mm diameter case, and its movement is capable of displaying 37 time zones, combined with a day-night indicator.
Featuring a 42.50mm case in stainless steel or 18-carat gold, the Overseas Chronograph model indicates hours, minutes, small seconds, date and stopwatch. Its column-wheel chronograph mechanism drives the central chronograph seconds, the 12-hour counter at 6H and the 30-minute counter at 3H.
The Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra Thin features a 41.5mm diameter case in 18-carat gold. Combining both the classic design codes and the sporty aesthetic with the intricacy of a prestigious traditional horology mechanism, this self-winding watch displays hours, minutes, day of the week, month, date, moon phase and 48-month counter with leap year indication. The luxury brand also offers a skeleton edition of the Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra Thin watch.
Rounding off this impressive collection is the Overseas Tourbillon, which features a 42.50 mm diameter case in stainless steel and a self-winding movement.
True to its ethos, the vacheron constantin overseas collection incorporates a number of distinctive features. Firstly, all self-winding watches in the family feature transparent case backs to admire the intricate mechanical movements. Depending upon the version, all Overseas watches offer impressive water resistances, ranging from 50 to 150 meters. To a great degree, the movements are anti-magnetic for ensuring the precision and accuracy even in the places with electro-magnetic interferences. These watches are ergonomic, comfortable and easy to use. It is also versatile. Thanks to the ingenious patented device, the owner can customize the Overseas watches quickly by utilizing the additional, interchangeable straps (metal, leather and rubber) provided with each timepiece.
Introduced in 2018, FIFTYSIX® is a line of mechanical wristwatches inspired by the reference 6073, a historical Vacheron Constantin watch launched in 1956. One of the first self-winding watches from the Manufacture, the reference 6073 features impressive design highlights like Maltese cross inspired lugs and box-type front glass. The FIFTYSIX® has reinterpreted these designs and combined with cosmopolitan style.
Seamlessly blending the contemporary elegance with casual sophistication, this vintage-inspired modern wristwatch collection is comprised of men’s self-winding timepieces dressed in stainless steel or 18-carat gold. The line offers the FIFTYSIX® Self-winding (three-hand with date), the FIFTYSIX® Day-date, the FIFTYSIX® Complete Calendar and the FIFTYSIX® Tourbillon models.
The Date, Day-date and Complete Calendar versions features 40mm diameter cases where as the Tourbillon model has 41mm case. The signature features of the FIFTYSIX® Collection are box-type sapphire crystal, Maltese-cross inspired lugs, sector-type dial, recessed crown, transparent case-back and self-winding movement featuring 22 carat gold open-worked rotor, bearing a Maltese cross appliqué.
The Patrimony collection offers the minimalistic interpretations of the prestigious horology traditions. Purity, minimalism, perfection and harmony are the special features of these mechanical timepieces. Made of precious metals like Platinum or gold, the Patrimony watches are available in self-winding and manual-wound versions.
The purest watch from this magnificent collection is the Patrimony Manual Winding, which boasts a minimalistic two-hand dial layout in its 36mm & 40mm versions and a classic, two central hands with small seconds display in the 42mm variant. The next model in the lineup is the Patrimony Self Winding, which offers the popular three-central hands with date configuration in its 36mm and 40mm variants. Both the Retrograde Moonphase Date and the Retrograde Day-date models feature 42.5mm cases, and house self-winding movements based on the Calibre 2460.
Dressed in a 41mm case, the Patrimony Perpetual Calendar Ultrathin model houses the iconic 1120 QP self-winding caliber. Interpreted in a minimalistic style, this high-complication watch displays hours, minutes, day, date, month, moon-phase and 48-month counter with leap year indication. The Patrimony Minute Repeater is a manual-wound watch. Equipped with Caliber 1731 hand-wound mechanical caliber, this timepiece boasts a minimalist dial hosting two centre hands (for hours and minutes) and a small seconds dial. The minute repeater function can be activated with a button. The vacheron constantin patrimony watches are available with leather strap or precious metal bracelets.
Traditionnelle is a comprehensive watch collection from the House of Vacheron Constantin. It offers classic wristwatches that reflect the pinnacle of Geneva’s fine-watchmaking traditions established since the 18th century. Over here, you can discover an impressive selection of haute-horlogerie creations ranging from the minimalistic two-hand watches to the extremely complex grand-complication timepieces. These wristwatches are made of precious metals like platinum and gold.
The Traditionnelle collection offers automatic, manual-wound and quartz watches. The most complex among them is the Traditionnelle Grandes Complications timepiece, which, in its 44m diameter case, incorporates an intricate mechanical manual-wound movement endowed with tourbillon, minute repeater and perpetual calendar functions. The family additionally includes numerous high-complication watches featuring one or more complex mechanisms. The prominent examples are the Tourbillon, the Tourbillon Chronograph, the Minute Repeater Tourbillon, the Perpetual Calendar Chronograph, the Twin Beat Perpetual Calendar, the Perpetual Calendar Skeleton and the Complete Calendar.
The Traditionnelle family also includes premium wristwatches featuring typical configurations like Day-date with power-reserve, Date with small seconds, Date with small seconds and power reserve, Date with central seconds, Moonphase with power reserve and small seconds and Time-only with or without seconds. Vacheron Constantin also offers bezel-set, fully paved and skeleton editions of these timepieces.
Égérie represents a splendid collection of feminine wristwatches that blend haute-couture design features with highest traditions of the luxury watch making. Made of stainless steel or 18 carat gold, these timepieces are equipped with self-winding or quartz movements. The striking features of these stylish ladies’ wristwatches are: Meticulously decorated main dial, Captivating subsidiary dials for displaying date or moonphase, Breguet numeral inspired hour-markers and Diamond-set bezels. Dedicated to style conscious women and generously endowed with excellent craftsmanship and beautiful aesthetics, the Égérie timepieces collection also offers full-set versions.
Typically offering the modern reinterpretations of some important Vacheron Constantin timepieces of the vintage era, the graceful Historiques line pays tribute to the unremitting history of the prestigious Geneva watch manufacture. Made of gold, platinum or stainless steel, these antique styled wristwatches are equipped with manual-wound mechanical movements. The notable timepieces from this distinguished watch family are: the Historiques Cornes De Vache 1955, the Historiques Triple Calendrier 1942, the Historiques American 1921 and the Historiques Ultra Fine 1955.
The Malte collection offers wristwatches featuring tonneau (barrel) shaped case, made of platinum or gold. Seamlessly combining the technical excellence with powerful, yet harmonious design, this line offers both ladies’ and gent’s watches. At present, the impressive collection includes manual winding models featuring Tourbillon, Skeleton Tourbillon, Moonphase or Small seconds. For women, the Malte collection offers manual winding and quartz watches– with the excellent choice of bezel-set and full-set variants.
Generously endowed with traditional decorative techniques, the Métiers d'Art watches pay tribute to art, history and culture. These artistically styled mechanical wristwatches reflect the creativeness and the know-how of the manufacture’s master craftsmen. Equipped with manual-wound or self-winding movements, these watches are available in Platinum and gold case versions.
Produced in limited editions, vacheron constantin geneve watches reflect the most outstanding level of horological excellence. The brand’s product portfolio includes self-winding, manual-winding and quartz watches. Majority of the brand’s timepieces are made of precious metals like platinum and gold. The diamond set editions are equally available. It also offers stainless steel watches from collections like FIFTYSIX® and Overseas.
All Vacheron Constantin timepieces are equipped with precise and reliable haute-horlogerie movements manufactured in-house. The manufacture’s in-house movements range from simple, ultra-thin calibers to extremely complex mechanical movements that powers the grand complication watches.
The prestigious Hallmark of Geneva ensures the top-quality, durability, exemplary workmanship and excellence of the Vacheron Constantin watches. Along with other signature features, the hallmark differentiates the authentic watches from vacheron constantin replica watches.
The manufacture has brilliant teams of engravers, enamelers, guillocheurs, gemsetters, watchmakers and jewelers. Together, they sculpt some of the most artistic mechanical watch collections. The brand also offers bespoke watches with their Les Cabinotiers department.
The initial foundation of the Vacheron Constantin manufacture was laid by visionary master watchmaker Jean-Marc Vacheron (1731 – 1805) in 1755 in the Saint-Gervais district. His second son Abraham Vacheron (1760 – 1843) efficiently managed the company from 1785 until 1810 when Jacques-Barthélémi Vacheron (1787 – 1864) took over the reins of the watchmaking firm. Under the outstanding leadership of Jacques, the manufacture began producing more complicated timepieces like musical watches.
In 1819, François Constantin (1788-1854), an experienced businessman entered into partnership with Jacques Barthélémi Vacheron and renamed the company as Vacheron et Constantin. Under their eminent leadership, the business flourished. In 1880, the iconic Malte Cross logo was introduced. In 1907, Vacheron Constantin presented its first Royal chronometer. In 1918, the manufacture unveiled the extremely complicated Packard Pocket watch, commissioned by James Ward Packard. In 1929, the company produced a high-complication pocket watch King Fuad I.
In 1932, in partnership with Louis Cottier, Vacheron Constantin created the Heure Universelle, the worldtime watch with 31 time-zones. In 1946, the Geneva manufacture created an extremely complicated striking pocket watch for King Farouk, son of King Fuad I of Egypt. In 1972, it became the first watch company to be honored with the coveted Diplôme du Prestige de la France by French Government.
In 1977, Vacheron Constantin introduced the iconic 222 watch. In 1992, the Masion unveiled the world’s thinner minute repeater movement, the caliber 1755. In 1996, the Overseas collection was launched. In 2004, the brand reinvented the Patrimony collection. In 2005, the manufacture celebrated its 250th anniversary. To commemorate this historical milestone, Vacheron Constantin presented the Tour de l'Île, an extremely complicated wristwatch.
In 2015, on its 160th anniversary, the prestigious brand unveiled Reference 57260, the most complicated watch ever made. In 2017, the Les Cabinotiers Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600 was introduced. In 2017, Vacheron Constantin introduced the FIFTYSIX® collection. In 2020, Égérie, a new collection dedicated to women, was launched.