Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Contemporaine Ultra-Thin Calibre 1731 The Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Contemporaine Ultra-Thin Calibre 1731 combines the complexity of a striking mechanism with the additional challenge of producing the thinnest minute repeater calibre and the thinnest minute repeater watch on the market. At just 3.90 and 8.09 mm thin,... Read more
2014 TIMEZONE WATCH OF THE YEAR FINALISTS The 2014 TimeZone Watch of the Year finalists represent the best timepieces of the year. The winner is chosen exclusively by the TimeZone community, the world’s largest community of wristwatch enthusiasts. Please post your vote here. A. Lange & Söhne RICHARD LANGE... Read more
Some shots taken at a gathering of Vacheron collectors
The Odd, the Unusual, and the Uncommon Paul Delury Here is an eclectic selection of timepieces that offer something different in design, technology, function or scarcity. Whatever the category, I venture that none are likely to be seen all too often. THE ODD. Wyler Incaflex demonstrater. Here’s a somewhat... Read more
Hi All, I had the good fortune of attending a series of “Hour Club” events in Geneva this week during SIHH. For those unfamiliar, the Hour Club is VC’s wonderful collectors club open to any owner of a Vacheron Constantin watch. The first Vacheron Constantin Hour Club event was... Read more
PHOTO REPORT: Vacheron Constantin at SIHH 2014 by PAUL BOUTROS Dear Friends, This was the year of the skeleton watch for Vacheron Constantin, with several new skeleton models in the Métiers d’Art, Patrimony Traditionnelle, and Malte collections. In addition, the Malte collection was updated, with exhibition casebacks and mechanical... Read more
SIHH Live: Vacheron Constantin presentation Great meeting Alex for the first time, and my big thanks to him for hosting the session. The Malte Skeleton Tourbillon is my clear favorite. The new repeater – sensational, but I found it a tad big compared to the earlier vintage I am... Read more
SIHH 2014: Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Mécaniques Ajourées Through its new creations, Vacheron Constantin weaves subtle ties between two worlds that evolved in similar ways in the late 19th century: architecture and watchmaking. Based on one of the stellar in-house movements, Calibre 4400, this sculptural work with its airy,... Read more
SIHH 2014: Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Arts Fabuleux Ornements The new Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Arts Fabuleux Ornements collection is an irresistible invitation to embark on a journey celebrating the ornamental beauties of the world drawn from the decorative arts of several cultures. Inspired by dreams of faraway places and by... Read more
SIHH 2014: Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle 14-day Tourbillon Openworked Vacheron Constantin illustrates an unexpected encounter between tradition and modernity in its Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle 14-day tourbillon openworked model. Combining the tourbillon complication with the art of openworking, both of which were born at the dawn of the 19th... Read more
SIHH 2014: Vacheron Constantin Malte Tourbillon Openworked Developing and crafting a tonneau-shaped calibre entirely in-house calls for exceptional mastery of mechanical horology. Openworking it and staging it within an ethereally light architecture while infusing it with a sense of volume and creating striking light and shadow effects represents the... Read more
SIHH 2014: Vacheron Constantin Malte Models The new Vacheron Constantin Malte models include three new ladies models and a new white gold men’s model. Three new mechanical watches dedicated to women   Three pink or white gold models assert their style through an understated approach focused firmly on essentials:... Read more
Dear VC Fans, For the first time, ladies timepieces were the focus for Vacheron’s new introductions this year. Fortunately, there were a few noteworthy new introductions for men, including: * A stunning platinum version of the Patrimony Traditionelle 38 MM * A new, two-tone dial color for the two-tone,... Read more
As detailed by Vacheron’s Alex Ghotbi, Vacheron Constantin has a long history of producing watches integrated into coins, going back to approximately 1850, with their first coin wristwatch perhaps produced as early as 1938. Concealed within this American $20 Liberty Head double eagle gold coin is the world’s thinnest... Read more
Here’s three of ’em. (Watches as owned by TomG). Read more
(Watches from the collections of TomG and myself). Read more
Viva México: the 2012 SIAR Watch Fair Howard Parr 7 October 2012 Earlier this week, I went to the SIAR (Salon Internacional Alta Relojeria) in Mexico City. This was the 6th Edition of the watch fair, and included the most exhibitors yet…44 brands! Most of the brands had scheduled... Read more
Last night was closing night of the Inside Basel Geneva 2012 tour. The event was held at the Beverly Hills Hotel and included over 40 brand exhibitors and watchmakers. Some photos of this year’s novelties, exhibitors and attendees: During the cocktail reception, Jeff Kingston shared a wrist shot of... Read more
A Weekend with Vacheron Constantin, Chef Thomas Keller, and Rolls-Royce Paul Boutros Dear Friends, Last weekend, I had the good fortune and great pleasure of attending an extraordinary set of events in Carmel, California thanks to Vacheron Constantin. Coinciding with the prestigious Concours d’Elegance, an annual competitive automotive event... Read more