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History of Vacheron Constantin

Vacheron Constantine is the worlds oldest watch manufacturer in continuous operation since its founding in 1755. The company created the first complicated movement and also created the first engine-turned dials.  Vacheron Constantin is known for making some of the worlds most exquisite timepieces and complicated movements. The company’s motto “Do better if possible and that is always possible” was created in 1819 and is still used today.

In 1875, Vacheron Constantine was founded by Jean-Marc Vacheron in Geneva, Switzerland. In 1770 he created the worlds first complicated movement. In 1785, the company was taken over by Jean-Marc’s son, Abraham. The company was able to survive the French Revolution under her control and in 1810 Jacques-Barthelemy Constantin, the grandson of the founder took the reigns of the company.  He was the first to begin exporting the company’s watches outside of Switzerland. Jacques soon realized that he couldn’t handle expanding the brand and marketing the products all on his own. He began looking for an associate for the business and in 1819 Francois Constantin became a partner with Vacheron, thus creating the name “Vacheron & Constantin”.  Constantin travelled all over the world marketing the company’s watches.  He helped the company enter many new markets, including North America.

Vacheron Constantin hired Georges-Auguste Leschot in 1833 to supervise the manufacturing operations.  Leschot was an inventor and his creations proved to very influential not only for Vacheron Constantin but for the watch world as a whole. He was the first person to standardize watch movements into calibers. Leschot also received a gold medal from the Arts Society of Geneva for his pantographic device. This device made it possible to mechanically engrave small watch parts and dials for the first time.

Following the death of Constantin in 1854 and Vacheron in 1863 the company was run by a series of heirs.  The first Vacheron Constantin boutique opened in 1906 and is still in operation Quai de l’ile in Geneva. In 1979 Vacheron produced one of the worlds most expensive wristwatches, Kallista. The watch initially sold in 1979 for $5 million but is estimated to be worth over $11 million today.  In 2015 the company produced the worlds most complicated watch.  It took 3 watchmakers over 8 years to build the 57-complication watch.

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Vacheron’s first boutique on Quai de l’ile opened in 1906

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Vacheron Constantin 57260. The most complicated watch ever made with 57 complications

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