Vacheron Constantin Overseas Calibre 5100

The Vacheron Constantin Overseas Calibre 5100 is a 41 mm watch, 11 mm thick, providing hours, minutes, seconds and date. It is powered by the new Calibre 5100, a movement with 172 components that runs at 28,800 vibrations per hour, with a power reserve of over 60 hours provided by the two mainspring barrels. The…

Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph

Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph

Things have changed at the top. Just a few years ago, virtually all high-end Swiss watch brands were enjoying double-digit growth. Already at the start of this year Richemont cut watchmaking jobs in Switzerland, affecting principally Cartier, Vacheron Constantin and Piaget, and, according to trade union reports, there are plans to axe another 200 jobs,…

Vacheron Constantin

Company profile: Vacheron Constantin was founded in 1755 by watchmaker Jean-Marc Vacheron in Geneva. He was 24 at the time, and the date of 17 September 1755 is the day that he took on his first apprentice, as proved by a contract.(According to other sources, the 1755 document is in fact a record declaring Jean-Marc…

Malte Tourbillon Openworked by Vacheron Constantin

The first watch made by Jean-Marc Vacheron in 1755 already had an openworked, engraved balance-cock, and over its 260 years of history, the brand’s craftspeople have become expert in this art. The Malte Tourbillon Openworked, reference 30135/000P-9842, is a mechanical, manually-wound watch, in a large case in platinum, 38 x 48 mm, 12.73 m thick.…

Vacheron Constantin, a watch like a Gothic cathedral

The Patrimony Traditionelle 14-day Tourbillon Openworked has a lot in common with the great Gothic cathedrals of northern Europe, where the architects removed stone from windows to let in as much light as possible, and where the lines of stress were revealed and expressed by daring, filigree flying buttresses. This piece by Vacheron Constantin is…