Vacheron Constantin is the oldest watch manufacturer in the world. It started operating in 1755 and to this day it has retained its reputation for some of the highest quality watch making in the industry. They were the first company in the world to create a complication and in 1839 they were the first company to standardise movements into calibres. They also produced the thinnest mechanical watch ever made that was only 5.25mm thick in 1955. Throughout the years Vacheron expanded into different markets around the world which ultimately was successful in improving the brand awareness and increasing their revenues. In 1935 Vacheron Constantin create don of the most complex watches ever made for the King of Egypt, the watch took 5 years to create. Vacheron has created many one off piece throughout the years, some made of solid gold and diamonds.
Today at over 250 years old the company is still in a strong position in the watch making world. Its models including the Historiques, Malte, Overseas, Patrimony, and Quai de L'Ile. Vacheron watches are some of the most sought after watches sin the world. Vacheron has always been a brand proud of its achievements and recently they have created a heritage centre to allow the public to see their rich history. Vacheron Constantin is now part of the Richemont Group.
Vacheron Constantin watches are in a class all their own. With nearly 300 years of horological engineering and design experience, the Swiss watch manufacturer has produced some of the finest and most celebrated timepieces in history. One of their current masterpieces is the Patrimony Grand Complications series. Each luxury timepiece in the line is unique in its own right and would make any luxury timepiece connoisseur weak in the knees.As the name of the collection suggests, the Patrimony Grand Complications line features a fantastic array of beautiful complications. Available in cases of the finest 18k rose gold and most brilliant platinum, the Patrimony Grand Complications series features watches with slate, white and silver dials. Long, spear-shaped hours, minutes and seconds hands pass over hours marked with indexes fashioned of the same metal as the case. Smaller tick marks indicate individual minutes and seconds. On the right side of the case sits a screw-down crown and, depending on the model, push-button controls used to operate other complications.