17th of September 1755. In the offices of the solicitor Mr. Choisy, a young
Master Watchmaker from Geneva named Jean-Marc Vacheron is about
to hire his first apprentice. This agreement is the first known reference
to the founding watchmaker of a prestigious dynasty and it represents
the establishment of Vacheron Constantin, the oldest watchmaking
manufacturer in the world in continuous operation.
Ever since this agreement, and true to the history that built
its reputation, Vacheron Constantin has been committed
to passing on its knowledge to each of its Master
Watchmakers in order to guarantee the excellence and
durability of its craftsmanship and of its timepieces.
Patrimony Traditionnelle Chronograph
Pink gold case, Hand-wound mechanical movement
Manufacture Horlogère, Genève, depuis 1755.
Fine Jewellery & Watch Room, Ground Floor
17th of September 1755. In the offices of the sol
Contents & Contributors 2 time to shine
Time to shine Maria Doulton discovers a sparkling
watches is being embraced by the watch and jewell
Far left: Piaget’s unique Limelight Secret watch.
white or black ceramic set with diamonds, to a da
In a league of their own Pressure? W
Opposite: Blancpain’s 500 Fathoms. Above right: T
the quaintly old-fashioned Morgan Motor Company.
Symmetry in motion Cartier steps up its horologic
risky launch for Cartier: a brand new shape among
Grandes ambitions James Gurney explains how Fran
his new brand around the Cintrée Curvex case that
Hitting the big time Men’s watches are literally
Opposite: The Monaco V4 from TAG Heuer, the world
Timeless pleasures The dedicated After Sales Dep
One watch. twO brains.
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