Vacheron Constantin has existed for over 250 years; its history can be traced back to 1755 when a young watchmaker, Jean-Marc Vacheron, established his workshop in the center of Geneva. Vacheron was highly intelligent and well-educated; a cabinotier who soon moved on to the creation of watches that gradually acquired worldwide fame.
François Constantin, an experienced entrepreneur, entered into a partnership with Jaques-Barthélemy, the founder’s grandson. For many years, Constantin traveled across Europe, establishing new markets for the innovative products of the brand that was renamed Vacheron & Constantin.
The house has made some crucial contributions to horology. It has created a renowned line of ‘super complications’, including prominent historical figures like the Eygptian kings Fuad I and Farouk. Furthermore, the brand has successfully manufactured vintage watches using the latest technology, developing iconic ultra-thin movements as well as creating a watch with a power reserve of 65 days.
Vacheron Constantin has always aimed for excellence in the world of Haute Horlogerie living up to its motto: “Do better if possible, which is always possible.” This tradition of excellence, symbolic of the Manufacture, is based on the remarkable quality of execution of the brand’s watches. Its expertise being manifested in timepieces whose unique flawless finish surpasses the technical criteria of the Poinçon de Genève; the topmost standard of finishing and decoration of mechanical movements.
Indeed, Vacheron Constantin manifests its superb workmanship through the technical innovation of its luxury watches as well as their elegant designs and stunning finishes. The Maison’s top watch models are inclusive of “Ladies timepieces” and “Overseas”; distinct examples of the excellent expertise and precision of the Maison Vacheron Constantin.
Today Vacheron is believed to employ a staff of 250 workers as well as owning two complementary production sites. Together the company has an annual production rate of around 13,500 exceptional watches; emphasizing a clear preference for quality over quantity. All the designing and producing details are handled in-house; the factory meticulously creating each of its movements: angled bridges, polished screws, drawn flanks, etc. All of which are then assembled separately by hand.
Whenever we, at the Miller House, have the pleasure of receiving a Vacheron Constantin watch, it is submitted to thorough scrutiny and then a complete makeover by our expert watchmaker. So you can be assured to purchase a pre-owned Vacheron Constantin watch, that is almost brand new, at the best prices and having a 1 year warranty period.