Vacheron Constantin is considered one of the most expensive, exclusive, original and recognizable watch brands.
History Vacheron started September 17, 1755. The notary public office of Maître Choisy young watchmaker Jean-Marc Vacheron was issued a contract for the employment of apprentices. This agreement - the first mentioning of the founder of the dynasty of the prestigious watchmakers and marks the birth of one of the oldest now existing watch manufactures. Due to the quality and elegance of products Vacheron pretty quickly gained popularity among the aristocracy of France and Italy. For example, both wifes of Napoleon (Josephine and Marie Louise) were his clients.
In 1819, the firm joined businessman Francois Constantin, who in a short time was able to significantly improve the company's business. At this time, another name was added to the brand.
In 1862, Vacheron & Constantin became a member of the Association for Research of antimagnetic materials. In 1885 the company created the first original anti-magnetic watch. Using materials in case design that can isolate the movement from magnetic fields.
From 1877 year «Vacheron & Constantin, Fabricants, Geneve» became the official name of the company.
In 1887 the company was reorganized into a corporation. In the same year for outstanding achievements, it was awarded a gold medal at the Swiss National Exhibition in Geneva. Where, in 1906, opened its first Vacheron & Constantin store.
In 1970 the name of Vacheron & Constantin lost &.
In 1996 the company was acquired by Richemont Group.
Today, Vacheron Constantin brand remains one of the most expensive and the most prestigious Swiss watch brands. The company's sales are about 20,000 units per year.
Vacheron Constantin is the oldest watch company whose history is not interrupted. The company's motto "Do better if possible and that is always possible".