Vacheron Constantin

Vacheron & Constantin-Le Coultre Watches, Inc.
Vacheron Constantin is a Swiss luxury watch manufacturer founded in 1755.wikipedia
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Richemont

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Since 1996, it has been a brand of the Swiss Richemont Group.
The brands it owns include A. Lange & Söhne, Azzedine Alaïa, Baume & Mercier, Cartier, Chloé, Dunhill, IWC Schaffhausen, Giampiero Bodino, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Lancel, Montblanc, Officine Panerai, Piaget, Peter Millar, Purdey, Roger Dubuis, Vacheron Constantin, and Van Cleef & Arpels.

Complication (horology)

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In 2015, Vacheron Constantain introduced a new Reference 57260, which currently holds the title of the most complicated mechanical watch/pocket watch ever made in the world, with 57 complications.
Some watchmaking companies known for making ultra-complicated watches are Breguet, Patek Philippe, and Vacheron Constantin.

Jean-Marc Vacheron

Vacheron Constantin was founded in 1755 by Jean-Marc Vacheron, an independent watchmaker in Geneva, Switzerland.
Jean-Marc Vacheron (1731–1805) was a Swiss horologist and a founder of the Vacheron Constantin watch company.

List of most expensive watches sold at auction

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57260 (1929), which was owned by King Fouad I of Egypt, ranks as one of the most expensive watches ever sold at auction, reaching a final price of 2.77 million US dollars (3,306,250 CHF) in Geneva on April 3, 2005.
As of December 2018, there are five manufacturers that have manufactured watches sold at auction for at least two million US dollars: Patek Philippe, Rolex, Breguet, George Daniels, and Vacheron Constantin, In particular, George Daniels was an independent British watchmaker.

Geneva

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57260 (1929), which was owned by King Fouad I of Egypt, ranks as one of the most expensive watches ever sold at auction, reaching a final price of 2.77 million US dollars (3,306,250 CHF) in Geneva on April 3, 2005. On April 03, 2005, a Vacheron Constantin wristwatch Tour de I'lle reached a final price of 1.56 million US dollars (1,876,250 CHF) in Antiquorum's Geneva auction.
Many watchmakers have been based in Geneva since their foundation, such as (Baume et Mercier, Charriol, Chopard, Franck Muller, Patek Philippe, Rolex, Universal Genève, Raymond Weil, Vacheron Constantin and Frédérique Constant).

Third Imperial (Fabergé egg)

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Notably, in the same year Fabergé's 1887 Third Imperial Egg contained a Vacheron Constantin Lady's watch as the surprise.
14K gold Vacheron Constantin Lady's watch, with white enamel dial and openwork diamond set gold hands.

Plan-les-Ouates

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In 2004, Vacheron Constantin opened its new headquarters and manufacture in Plan-les-Ouates, Geneva.
The Forte D’Arare House, the Patek Philippe SA Archives and the Vacheron Constantin Archives are listed as Swiss heritage site of national significance.

Jaeger-LeCoultre

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Vacheron Constantin, along with 3 other manufacturers including Jaeger-LeCoultre and Cartier, was given an average environmental rating as "Upper Midfield", suggesting that the manufacturer has taken first actions addressing the impact of its manufacturing activities on the environment and climate change.
The confusion stems from the 1950s, when the North American distributor of LeCoultre watches was the Longines-Wittnauer Group, which was also responsible for the distribution of Vacheron Constantin timepieces.

Manufacture d'horlogerie

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Vacheron Constantin is a Swiss luxury watch manufacturer founded in 1755.
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Cartier (jeweler)

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Vacheron Constantin, along with 3 other manufacturers including Jaeger-LeCoultre and Cartier, was given an average environmental rating as "Upper Midfield", suggesting that the manufacturer has taken first actions addressing the impact of its manufacturing activities on the environment and climate change.
Cartier continued to use movements from other makers: Vacheron Constantin, Audemars Piguet, Movado and LeCoultre.

Tour de I'lle

On April 03, 2005, a Vacheron Constantin wristwatch Tour de I'lle reached a final price of 1.56 million US dollars (1,876,250 CHF) in Antiquorum's Geneva auction.
The Tour de I'lle is a complicated wristwatch manufactured by the Swiss manufacturer Vacheron Constantin.

Vallée de Joux

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It employs around 1,100 people worldwide, most of whom are based in the company's manufacturing plants in Canton of Geneva and Vallée de Joux in Switzerland.
The Vallée de Joux is, along with Neuchâtel, the birthplace of Swiss horology and it is still the home of the most famous Swiss watch factories, like Audemars Piguet, Blancpain, Breguet, Patek Philippe & Co., Vacheron Constantin, and Jaeger-LeCoultre.

Maltese cross

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In 1880, the company started using the Maltese cross as its symbol, which it still does as of 2018.
The eight-pointed cross is the trademark of the oldest Swiss watch manufacturer, Vacheron Constantin.

Antimagnetic watch

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In 1885, created the first nonmagnetic timepiece which included a complete lever assortment made of materials able to withstand magnetic fields. Its construction included a balance wheel, balance spring and lever shaft that were made of palladium, the lever arms—in bronze and the escape wheel was in gold.
Watchmakers from Vacheron Constantin were among the first to experiment with anti-magnetic features of a watch.

Ahmed Zaki Yamani

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Sheik Ahmed Zaki Yamani, the former Oil Minister of Saudi Arabia and avid watch collector, became the majority shareholder, who then folded Vacheron Constantin into his personal portfolio of holdings.
Yamani, himself known to be a watch lover, also became majority shareholder of Vacheron Constantin in 1987.

Bernard Tschumi

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The Vacheron Constantin headquarters building in Geneva was designed by Bernard Tschumi, and has been noted for its architectural significance.
Vacheron Constantin Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland (2004)

Reference 57260

In 2015, Vacheron Constantain introduced a new Reference 57260, which currently holds the title of the most complicated mechanical watch/pocket watch ever made in the world, with 57 complications.
The Vacheron Constantin Reference 57260 is a single highly complicated mechanical pocket watch, featuring 57 complications.

Repeater (horology)

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In 1992, created the world's thinnest minute repeater watch, the Calibre 1755.
High quality audio files of 8 modern minute repeaters watches. For each watch, there are 2 recording conditions (repeater on the wrist or on a table), and 2 recording quality (MP3 and Lossless). The watches are Audemars Piguet, Bvlgari, Corum, Franck Muller, IWC, Jaeger LeCoultre, Piaget and Vacheron Constantin. The recordings were made in an anechoic chamber.

List of watch manufacturers

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Switzerland

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Vacheron Constantin is a Swiss luxury watch manufacturer founded in 1755.

Canton of Geneva

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In 2004, Vacheron Constantin opened its new headquarters and manufacture in Plan-les-Ouates, Geneva. It employs around 1,100 people worldwide, most of whom are based in the company's manufacturing plants in Canton of Geneva and Vallée de Joux in Switzerland.

Elizabeth II

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Over the years, notable Vacheron Constantin patrons and timepieces owners include Queen Elizabeth II, Pope Pius XI, Napoléon Bonaparte, Marlon Brando, Diana Princess of Wales, Harry S. Truman, Wright brothers and so on.

Pope Pius XI

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Over the years, notable Vacheron Constantin patrons and timepieces owners include Queen Elizabeth II, Pope Pius XI, Napoléon Bonaparte, Marlon Brando, Diana Princess of Wales, Harry S. Truman, Wright brothers and so on.

Marlon Brando

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Over the years, notable Vacheron Constantin patrons and timepieces owners include Queen Elizabeth II, Pope Pius XI, Napoléon Bonaparte, Marlon Brando, Diana Princess of Wales, Harry S. Truman, Wright brothers and so on.

Diana, Princess of Wales

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Over the years, notable Vacheron Constantin patrons and timepieces owners include Queen Elizabeth II, Pope Pius XI, Napoléon Bonaparte, Marlon Brando, Diana Princess of Wales, Harry S. Truman, Wright brothers and so on.