With their casual elegance and practicality, the new Overseas watches embody the spirit of travel in all its glory, an ethos that hones a sharper vision ceaselessly enhanced by new discoveries. This openness to the world lies at the very core of the philosophy of excellence cultivated by the oldest watch manufacturer since its 1755 founding in Geneva.
Resolutely looking toward faraway horizons right from its very beginnings, the Maison that successfully established a presence on four continents in the 18th century already has built its expansion by exploring the planet. Its archives contain historical records named “Rencontre” in which sales that took place abroad were kept. Its fame has thus been shaped through these encounters taking place in increasingly remote locations over more than 260 years of history and uninterrupted expertise.
Instead of a single, all-inclusive assortment, Vacheron Constantin timepieces are available in a series of individual collections. Forcefully yet elegantly, each of them asserts a unique, complex personality. From a diverse flowering of form and of function, a meeting of technical excellence and aesthetic perfection, the Vacheron Constantin name and tradition have arisen to make an enduring mark on the world of time. For over two and a half centuries now, Vacheron Constantin's craftsmen have thus unfailingly pursued their quest for absolutes, drawing on the spirit of their day and their own genius to devise the innovations that have so often turned their timepieces into milestones. Enhanced by fabulous horological complications and styled by some of the world's most accomplished designers and craftsmen, Vacheron Constantin watches wed enduring beauty to unrivalled technology. Enter into a world of utter refinement and discover the Vacheron Constantin collections: Patrimony, Malte, Quai de l'Ile, Overseas, 1972, Historiques, Métiers d'Art and Atelier Cabinotiers. Each of them demonstrates that in the mastery of smallness lies greatness.
Vacheron Constantin combines age-old know-how and ultra-modern equipment to produce ever more sophisticated timepieces. The brand thus offers an entire range of movements, from the simplest -- indicating the hour, minutes and seconds -- to the most complex, such as the perpetual calendar, chronograph, moon-phase or jumping-hour models and tourbillons, and on to extremely clever minute repeaters.
Since it was founded in 1755, Vacheron Constantin has built its identity on the craft tradition and the pursuit of excellence. Behind the skills handed down from generation to generation lie human endeavours, undertaken daily by the manufacture's craftsmen and women as they combine their talents. Beyond being an instrument to measure and indicate the time, a Vacheron Constantin watch mirrors the culture of its era and its history. The intense relationship forged between the watch manufacturer and artistic crafts -- métiers d'art -- is fully expressed in the eponymous collection, which aims to put the fundamental values of Vacheron Constantin in their true perspective.
It is not just one single art, but different arts that trigger emotion, contemplation and reflection in each and every one of us. As a vital social principle, culture nourishes. Vacheron Constantin believes in supporting institutions committed to preservation, creation and sharing.
Founded in Geneva in 1755, Vacheron Constantin is the world’s oldest watch manufacturer engaged in uninterrupted activity for over 260 years. Founders of the very spirit of technical and precious Fine Watchmaking, the men and women of Vacheron Constantin continue to design, develop and produce exceptional timepieces true to the brand’s three fundamentals: perfectly mastered techniques, inspired and harmonious aesthetics, and an extremely high level of finishing.