After twice conquering Everest, Cory Richards set out to scale the mountain a third time, by one of the most difficult routes and without supplemental oxygen. Weather conditions forced him to cut short the ascent. Temporarily. Vacheron Constantin salutes the strength of this exceptional individual.
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Brands imagine their watches as objects of desire, intended to appeal to our emotions. When adding method to these emotions, they have two means at their disposal: the addition of complications and words that sell.
The brand has developed a forgery-proof Blockchain-enabled authentication certificate that stays with the watch throughout its life, including through successive owners.
Sometimes history can give an entirely different colour to an event. Vacheron Constantin's presentation of its Patrimony perpetual calendar ultra-thin took on a completely new dimension following the sale at auction, just days earlier, of the Don Pancho, a remarkable calendar watch made by the Manufacture in the 1930s.
Vacheron Constantin looked to two 1950s designs to launch the Patrimony in 2004. Functional and classic, it takes a minimalist approach. The latest addition to the collection is the Patrimony perpetual calendar ultra-thin with blue dial.
In honour of the partnership between Jacques-Barthélémy Vacheron and François Constantin, initiated 200 years ago, the Manufacture is celebrating the many collaborations that have marked these two centuries of history. This tribute, in the form of a travelling exhibition, is joined by "Les Collectionneurs", a curated selection of vintage watches by the brand.
Eliminate clutter, put an end to untidiness.... For Marie Kondo, author of the hugely popular KonMari method, life begins after a good clear-out. Several watch brands appear to have taken her theories to heart to put some order into their collections.
At the second annual Watches & Wonders Miami event that took place mid-February, in-the-know collectors had a very rare opportunity to see the 20 new and unique Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers watches that are touring America.
Vacheron Constantin introduced the Excellence Platine collection in 2006 as a reminder of platinum's special status in prestige watchmaking. Latest to join this exclusive circle is a platinum version of the famed Traditionnelle with manual winding.