Vacheron Constantin introduces the Traditionnelle Complete Calendar in white gold

Founded in 1755, Vacheron Constantin is the world’s oldest watch Manufacture in continuous production for over 265 years, faithfully perpetuating a proud heritage of watchmaking excellence and stylistic sophistication through generations of master craftsmen.

At the pinnacle of Haute Horlogerie and understated elegance, the Maison creates timepieces with unique technical and aesthetic signatures, and an extremely high level of finishing touches. Vacheron Constantin brings to life unparalleled heritage and a spirit of innovation through its collections: Patrimony, Traditionnelle, Métiers d’Art, Overseas, Fiftysix, Historiques and Égérie.

Today, Vacheron Constantin presents a new iteration of the Traditionnelle Complete Calendar. The Swiss watchmaker has applied a crisp contemporary slate grey look to a classic calendar watch for its new Traditionnelle Complete Calendar. The 41mm watch bears all of the hallmarks of golden age, mid-century watch design from its dauphin hands and railway minute track, but given over to more modern proportions and a sober color palatte.

Day and Month windows are positioned on opposite sides of the dial with a date scale running around its perimeter, indicated using a crescent-tipped central pointer, while a moonphase sits at the six o’clock position. The complete calendar arrangement expands on the day/date/month triple calendar combination of complications with the addition of a moonphase that will only require one correction every 122 years.

The Traditionnelle Complete Calendar watch is powered by the in-house calibre 2460 QCL/1. With its 308 components is an evolved version of Calibre 2450, the first automatic movement entirely designed and developed by Vacheron Constantin. Equipped with a stop-seconds mechanism, it beats at a rate of 28,800 vph and has a 40-hour power reserve. Featuring a 22K gold openworked oscillating weight with a design inspired by the Maison’s Maltese cross emblem, the movement visible from the back bears all the finishing touches one would expect from an Haute Horlogerie calibre, such as its circular-grained baseplate and chamfered bridges adorned with a ‘Côtes de Genève’ motif.

Water-resistant to 30 meters, the new Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Complete Calendar White Gold (ref. 4010T/000G-B740) is worn on a black Mississippiensis alligator leather strap secured by an 18K white gold pin buckle. It is presented as part of the permanent collection and will be priced at € 40,800.

Discover the Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Complete Calendar. Vacheron Constantin watches are available at Vacheron Constantin boutiques and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful and timeless world of Vacheron Constantin.

When the Milanese craft of Serapian meets the Swiss watchmaking excellence of Vacheron Constantin.

In the world of leather goods, the name Serapian is synonymous with excellence in craftsmanship and Milanese elegance. The Maison was founded in 1928 by Stefano Serapian in Milan. Since then, Serapian’s creations for both men and women have attracted a loyal following of discerning connoisseurs. Entirely made in Italy from the most noble leathers and materials, Serapian leather offer is recognized for its iconic Mosaico craft, refined tonal palette and soft geometric shapes.

Balancing tradition and innovation, Serapian remains one of the few Maisons to offer a complete Bespoke Service in its Atelier located in the heart of Milan. A unique experience, under the expert eye of Giovanni Nodari Serapian, for those whom customization remains the key to exclusivity.

Today at Serapian they are proudly introducing their second collaboration with storied timepiece maker Vacheron Constantin. The watchmaking Maison celebrates the anniversary of one of their iconic models, the American 1921. Serapian joins the celebration by enhancing the retro-touch of its silver-toned dial with a Serapian patinated brown calf leather strap, especially crafted in Milan for this momentous occasion.

Come into the beautiful and timeless world of Serapian and Vacheron Constantin.

Ladies first at Piaget

Swiss jeweller and watchmaker Piaget is proud to present Ladies First, the ultimate high-craftsmanship experience that took place September 22-24. Joining forces with Serapian Milano and Vacheron Constantin they offered their top clientele a one-to-one immersive experience in the Villa Mozart, Milano, that explores the world of luxury, high jewellery and watchmaking.

Their artisans demonstrated their mastery in this exclusive event featuring exposure to the utmost beauty and prestige of breath-taking creations, carefully orchestrated to enhance women’s sophisticated taste and exceed their dreams of perfection.

Piaget jewellry is available at Piaget boutiques and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Piaget.

Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix: the collection celebrates its third anniversary

In 2018, Vacheron Constantin embarked on a partnership with London’s legendary Abbey Road Studios bringing together their shared values of Excellence and Craftmanship.

The iconic Studio Two was chosen as the setting in which to unveil the Fiftysix collection, which has since been interpreted in several variations inspired by the Maison’s first water-resistant self-winding watch created in 1956. Its distinctive features: lugs shaped like a section of Vacheron Constantin’s Maltese cross symbol; a box-type sapphire crystal; a classic case measuring 40 mm in diameter; and a sophisticated sector-type dial.

Vacheron Constantin watches are available at Vacheron Constantin boutiques and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful and timeless world of Vacheron Constantin.

Vacheron Constantin celebrating their 266th anniversary today

Founded on September 17, 1755, Vacheron Constantin is the oldest watchmaking manufacture in uninterrupted activity for more than 260 years. At no time in its history has it ever stopped creating, enhancing and reinventing itself. Backed by a strong heritage of passing watchmaking excellence and stylistic ingenuity down generations of master craftsmen, the company’s creations embody the exacting standards of Fine Watchmaking. A technical signature and distinctive look.

Vacheron Constantin watches are available at Vacheron Constantin boutiques and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful and timeless world of Vacheron Constantin.

Vacheron Constantin: an unbreakable link between the past and the present.

An unbreakable link between the past and the present. It all started in 1755 and yet… Today, Vacheron Constantin still offers today the possibility of restoring all its watches and thus maintaining these rare and precious pieces in the best condition. Whether aesthetic or functional, restoration is a real challenge guided by the desire to preserve as much as possible the original characteristics of a timepiece.

Come into the beautiful and timeless world of Vacheron Constantin.

Vacheron Constantin four new boutiques

Founded on September 17, 1755, Vacheron Constantin is the oldest watchmaking manufacture in uninterrupted activity for more than 260 years. At no time in its history has it ever stopped creating, enhancing and reinventing itself.

Backed by a strong heritage of passing watchmaking excellence and stylistic ingenuity down generations of master craftsmen, the company’s creations embody the exacting standards of Fine Watchmaking. A technical signature and distinctive look.

With the goal of being always closer to watchmaking connoisseurs, Swiss watchmaker Vacheron Constantin is proud to announce the opening of four new boutiques around the world.

Along with showcasing the Maison’s latest novelties, each new Boutique invites collectors and visitors into a discovery of fine craftsmanship in a harmonious old-meets-new environment fitting the spirit of Vacheron Constantin’s contemporary watchmaking.

Vacheron Constantin – Paris, La Samaritaine
19 rue de la Monnaie, 75001 Paris

Vacheron Constantin – Monaco
Allée François Blanc, Monaco, 98000

Vacheron Constantin – New York City
28 E 57th St, New York, NY 10022
 
Vacheron Constantin – Chicago
909 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Vacheron Constantin watches are available at Vacheron Constantin boutiques and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful and timeless world of Vacheron Constantin.

Vacheron Constantin boutique in the heart of New York

Founded in 1755, Vacheron Constantin is the oldest watchmaking manufacture in uninterrupted activity for more than 260 years. At no time in its history has it ever stopped creating, enhancing and reinventing itself. Backed by a strong heritage of passing watchmaking excellence and stylistic ingenuity down generations of master craftsmen, the company’s creations embody the exacting standards of Fine Watchmaking. A technical signature and distinctive look.

Do better if possible, and that is always possible

Timelessness. This is without a doubt how the perfect union of the Swiss Maison’s tradition of craftsmanship and spirit of innovation could be summed up in a single word. Elegance, simplicity, creativity, each Vacheron Constantin watch bears a technical signature and unique aesthetic and each timepiece tells its own story: an infinitely living legacy, a promise for the future.

Now Vacheron Constantin is delighted to announce the opening of its North American Flagship in the heart of New York City, at 28 East 57th Street. Located between Madison and Park Avenue, the new Vacheron Constantin Flagship spans over 4,500 square feet and covers two floors. A distinctive glass façade opens directly onto 57th Street inviting collectors and visitors into a discovery of the Maison’s creativity and fine craftsmanship in a harmonious old-meets-new environment fitting the spirit of Vacheron Constantin’s contemporary watchmaking. The Flagship features many client-first experiences including interactive digital archives and a rotating exhibition space. The second floor opens to an expansive watchmaking bench intended to encourage interaction with an in-house watchmaker as well as a unique custom strap station presenting both engraving and embossing customization options. The Vacheron Constantin boutique pays tribute to the Maison’s deep roots in the United States and commitment to outstanding client service.

Vacheron Constantin
28 East 57th Street
New York 10022

Discover all their collections and receive advice from their experts. They take the time to answer all your requests. Make an appointment in the boutique. Come into the beautiful and timeless world of Vacharon Constantin.

Vacheron Constantin’s commitment to perpetuate the art of high watchmaking

Founded in 1755, Vacheron Constantin is the oldest watchmaking manufacture in uninterrupted activity for more than 260 years. At no time in its history has it ever stopped creating, enhancing and reinventing itself. Backed by a strong heritage of passing watchmaking excellence and stylistic ingenuity down generations of master craftsmen, the company’s creations embody the exacting standards of Fine Watchmaking. A technical signature and distinctive look.

A bridge between the past and future of the Swiss Maison, the Vacheron Constantin Heritage department has a place of its own within the Manufacture. Spanning an exceptional timeline that began in 1755 and overseeing a unique collection, it is anything but a simple museum.

The research and expertise of the teams working there on a daily basis are an inexhaustible source of inspiration for the creation of new collections and a masterful reference for the Restoration workshop. The department preserves 800 machine tools, workbenches and sets of watchmaking tools, along with substantial documentary and iconographic archives. No less than 420 linear metres are taken up by an infinite wealth of production and accounting registers comprising foreign sales, correspondence between associates, suppliers and clients, various documents and photographs. All contribute to shedding both historical and artistic light on Vacheron Constantin’s activity through the years and centuries. 

Come into the beautiful and timeless world of Vacharon Constantin.

Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Grand Complication Phoenix

 

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Founded in 1755, Vacheron Constantin is the world’s oldest watch Manufacture in continuous production for over 260 years, faithfully perpetuating a proud heritage of watchmaking excellence and stylistic sophistication through generations of master craftsmen. At the pinnacle of high horology and understated elegance, the Maison creates timepieces with unique technical and aesthetic signatures and an extremely high level of finishing touches.

Vacheron Constantin is preparing, in force, for the SIHH 2019: fifteen complications and a spectacular look – the Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Grand Complication Phoenix.

Vacheron Constantin brings to life unparalleled heritage and a spirit of innovation through its key collections: Patrimony, Traditionnelle, Métiers d’Art, Overseas, Fiftysix and Historiques. It also offers its discerning clientele of connoisseurs the rare opportunity to acquire unique and bespoke timepieces by means of its ‘Les Cabinotiers’ department.

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The iconic Swiss watchmaker continues to take on these highly technical and creative challenges within its Les Cabinotiers department, which gives rise to one-of-a-kind models intended for clients and collectors, along with specifically commissioned bespoke timepieces.

Engineers, designers, watchmakers and craftsmen unite their imagination, expertise and passion in bringing this extremely refined watchmaking excellence to life, as is vividly testified by the new one-of-a-kind Les Cabinotiers Grand Complication Phoenix.

Since the 18th century, the iconic Swiss watchmaker has perpetuated the tradition of the ‘Les Cabinotiers’, the name given to the prestigious and cultivated watchmakers who worked in workshops bathed in light located on the top floors of Geneva’s buildings. The expertise of these accomplished masters was backed by vast scientific knowledge, fired by a curiosity for new ideas and nurtured by the philosophy of the Enlightenment. Their deft hands craft exceptional timepieces of rare technical and aesthetic complexity, inspired by astronomy, science and the arts.

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Vacheron Constantin continues to take on these highly technical and creative challenges within its Les Cabinotiers department, which gives rise to one-of-a-kind models intended for clients and collectors, along with specifically commissioned bespoke timepieces. Engineers, designers, watchmakers and craftsmen unite their imagination, expertise and passion in bringing this extremely refined watchmaking excellence to life, as is vividly testified by the new one-of-akind Les Cabinotiers Grand Complication Phoenix.

According to the legend of the Phoenix, which arose in the East before reaching Asia, this fabled bird braved the cycle of life and death by setting itself on fire and rising from its ashes every 500 years. A symbol of immortality, it inspired the creators of the Les Cabinotiers Grand Complication Phoenix watch, which also defies time with its 15 complications.

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Visible on both sides of the watch, an array of indications – including a perpetual calendar, the equation of time, sunrise and sunset, sky chart, seasons, signs of the zodiac, age and phase of the moon, solstices, sidereal hours and minutes, power – endow it with nobility and prestige. A minute repeater and a tourbillon complete this exceptional list of functions. The watchmakers of the Les Cabinotiers department have succeeded in accommodating all these functions within the limited space of the case by maximum miniaturisation of all components while preserving their reliability.

The numerals and hands stand out clearly against the slate-grey colour of the two dials on either side of the watch, beautifully offsetting the pink gold case. The optimal legibility of this complex model is also ensured by the layout of the additional counters and the various time indications.

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The Vacheron Constantin’s watchmakers have chosen the famous Calibre 2755 to drive the many functions of this extremely complicated watch. This manual-winding movement endowed with a 58-hour power reserve is dedicated to the particularly sophisticated models of the Manufacture – and notably those in the exceptional Grand Complication category to which this one-of-a-kind model belongs.

Epitomising a subtle balance between innovation and the transmission of ancestral skills, this exceptional model also pays tribute to a pair of engraving art techniques that few artisans still master: pounced ornament – or bas-relief – for the case-band; and fine line engraving for the bezel and case-back. At least a decade’s experience is required to perfect the ability to sculpt gold to create such a three-dimensional effect, in a process involving 300 hours of patient craftsmanship.

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Given the extreme care lavished on details that constitutes a Vacheron Constantin signature, the wings of this legendary bird appear to be literally ready to unfurl on the case-band, while the movement of its slim neck extends elegantly and gracefully to the very tip of its beak.

Technical Specifications Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Grand Complication Phoenix

  • Reference: 9700C/003R-B187 – Hallmark of Geneva
  • Calibre: 2755
    Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin – Mechanical, manual-winding – 33.9 mm diameter, 12.15 mm thick – Approximately 58 hours of power reserve – 2.5Hz (18,000 vibrations/hour) – 839 components, 40 jewels
  • Indications: 15 complications:
    1. Minute repeater
    2. Tourbillon
    3-6. Perpetual calendar (date, the day of the week, month, leap year)
    7. Power reserve
    8. Equation of time
    9. Sunrise time
    10. Sunset time
    11. Sky chart
    12. Age and phases of the moon
    13. Sidereal hours and minutes
    14. Seasons, zodiac signs
    15. Striking mechanism torque
  • Setting: Hours and minutes adjustment: winding crown (2 positions) – Moon phase adjustment: correction push-piece on the case – Perpetual calendar adjustment: two correction push-pieces on the case – Sky chart adjustment: with crown and screwed-down push-piece
  • Case: 18K 5N pink gold with case-band hand-engraved with ‘Phoenix’ sculpture, bezel and case back hand-engraved with an ornamental pattern – 47 mm diameter, 19.10 mm thick
  • Dials (face&back): Slate-grey opaline dials – 18K 5N pink gold applied hour-markers – 18K 5N pink gold hands
  • Strap: Dark brown Mississippiensis alligator leather, hand-stitched, saddle-finish, large square scales
  • Buckle: 18K 5N pink gold folding clasp and buckle hand-engraved with an ornamental pattern Half Maltese cross-shaped
  • Box: Prestige handmade winder box made of Makassar ebony wood
  • Accessories: Delivered with a corrector pen, a magnifying glass

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