Join us in this beginner's guide to Vacheron Constantin, where we will transform you from a novice to a know-it-all. In this blog, we will discover the history, popular models and how to obtain a Vacheron Constantin.
Vacheron was founded over 250 years ago, in 1755, in no place other than Geneva, Switzerland, by an independent watchmaker, Jean-Marc Vacheron. At the age of 24, master watchmaker Jean-Marc hired his first apprentice, and Vacheron started their business journey. The business was handed down to Jean's son, Abraham Vacheron. Despite the odds, Abraham managed to maintain the brand's legacy throughout the French Revolution. 64 years after Vacheron was founded, Jacques Barthélémi (The founder's Grandson) met a successful and aspiring businessman, a man who would go on to reinvent the brand, François Constantin. Vacheron Constantin was birthed, and so was a new motto: "Do better if possible, and that is always possible". From then to the present day, Vacheron Constantin has strived for excellence, made a huge transition from pocket watches to wristwatches and tackled the Western market. Vacheron Constantin is the only watch brand with an uninterrupted history, they have continually produced watches since 1755, and with their current designs and branding, we expect them to continue even further.
Vacheron Constantin produces many different models; however, they are most well-known for a select few that particularly stand out.
Vacheron Constantin Overseas
The Vacheron Constantin Overseas is by far the most popular model Vacheron produces. The Overseas was introduced in 1996 with travel in mind. The Overseas is the perfect watch for everyday sophistication as it has a flawless design and comes with easily interchangeable straps. The Overseas watch can be found in a range of materials, including stainless steel, white gold, pink gold and yellow gold. The range also has many case sizes, dials, and complications to choose from.
Vacheron Constantin Historiques
The Vacheron Constantin Historiques American was introduced in 2009; it's an embodiment of the 1920s era. The collection comes in many forms, all of which are inspired by modern-day watchmaking and archives dating all the way back to the founding days. The watch comes in various materials, colours and configurations. The Historiques American is one of the most exciting watches that VC produces because of its history and variation in design.
Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle
The Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle was introduced in 2007; the range was created to allow Vacheron to express its superb heritage, complications and designs. The design of the model is traditional and takes us back to the 18th century. Even though the Traditionnelle was only released in 2007, it's already a true classic. The watch can come in various case sizes and materials, with various dials and complications.
Vacheron Constantin watches should be appreciated for their master craftsmanship and design. However, value retention and investment potential are always a bonus when purchasing a luxury watch. There are many reasons why Vacherons watches have investment potential; firstly, the brand has a cult-like following that has grown exponentially over the last couple of years; not only does the growing following result in an increase in demand but also a positive and strong brand image. The unique designs and branding of Vacherons watches help the company to stand out and differentiate itself in the crowded watch market which could mean they have potential to be a good investment.
Where can I buy a Vacheron Constantin?
Vacheron Constantin's watches are commonly referred to as "The watchmakers watch" because of their mastery movements and intricate designs. Vacheron Constantin often appeals to more advanced collectors with a taste for something more unique and different from the crowd. If you are interested in purchasing a Vacheron Constantin watch, you can find many boutiques around the globe; however, if you are unable to get past the waiting list or are interested in potential savings, you can always look on the secondary market. At LBJ Watches, we frequently handle popular Vacheron Constantin watches, and we have an extensive network across the globe that allows us to source luxury watches promptly and securely. If you are interested in purchasing a Vacheron Constantin, please contact us to speak to a specialist.