Vacheron Constantin has the accolade of being the world’s oldest continuously operating watch manufacturer. Founded in 1755 in Geneva, it survived even the Napoleonic Wars.
For more than 260 years, Vacheron Constantin has manufactured exquisitely made, high-end timepieces, never succumbing to the allure of the mass-produced. It has also been at the forefront of preserving traditional crafts through its Métiers D’arts series, passing-on unique skills across generations and enhancing the opportunities available for future watchmakers. Over the past few years, the brand has concentrated on broadening its offering with the likes of the Overseas and the gorgeous couture-inspired women’s collection, Égérie. This year, the brand has made the bold decision to revive a classic from its own archives. At the watch fair Watches and Wonders, it launched its new Historiques 222 model – the symbol of an era and a watershed in the history of Vacheron Constantin. The 222 refers to the original piece launched in 1977 for the 222nd anniversary of their Maison – a bold design that marked a turning point in Vacheron Constantin’s stylistic evolution – taking it out of the traditional and into the world of sports chic watches.
We have been working in partnership with Vacheron Constantin for over 40 years and are proud to have its presence in our flagship Watches of Switzerland showroom on London’s Regent Street as well as presence in three of our Watches of Switzerland showrooms in the US. Our highly trained experts recognise the significance of the history and heritage of the brand and are trained to be able to tell, effectively, the tale of such a prestigious Swiss marque. We regularly communicate about Vacheron Constantin through our marketing channels, in particular social media, clienteling guides and our Calibre platforms. We also collaborate with Vacheron Constantin on events and experiences, to further educate and inspire our clients, by immersing them in the world of the brand. In 2022, we hosted a dinner at our Watches of Switzerland Flagship Showroom in Regent Street for a selected group of clients who are passionate about the craftsmanship of Vacheron Constantin. The event was a delight for clients who were able to dine in the company of the UK Brand Director, Charlotte Tanneur Teissier.