Vacheron Constantin is the watch for those with a large wallet and who want to reap the recognition of those who know their watches. Founder Jean-Marc Vacheron produced the world’s first complex clock and the first clock with motor pointers. Has made watches for Napoleon and the Pope, among others.
Established in 1755
The watch brand is now owned by the Swiss company Compagnie Financière Richemont SA, where, naturally enough, production also takes place..
It is not uncommon for materials used for watches to be platinum, gold, diamonds and emeralds. – Many of the watches are first made to order and the price, it also depends on the price of the material chosen. Are you willing to pay half a million dollars and up is Vacheron Constantin a good choice.
Graves’s so-called Supercomplication once again became the most expensive watch ever sold, fetching $24 million and topping the $11 million record it set in 1999. The Vacheron Constantin Reference 57260 pocket watch is the most complicated mechanical watch ever made.
Facts on: Jean-Marc Vacheron (1731–1805) was a Swiss horologist and a founder of the Vacheron Constantin watch company. He was a close friend of leading Enlightenment philosophers Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Voltaire due to their common interests in philosophy, science and watchmaking.