It has had the best watch supplier on earth well over two and a half centuries of hard work, the creation of exceptional haute horlogerie swiss watches, and a major auction in July 2004 to finally climb up to the elevated rank it truly justifies. The brand's directors have claimed that even though we exist in a impressive planet, it is very important for us to stay humble and to strictly adhere to our ethic an unusual method in a field where selfishness is legion. Indeed, Vacheron Constantin, which had been bought by the Richemont group in 1996, enjoys a distinctive place in contemporary horology: its technical expertise goes in conjunction with its meticulous quest for magnificence. To this end the manufacturer imbues every step that goes into crafting a watch with the legacy of its heritage. Ethic and beauty are the bywords of the company, whose formation is limited to less than 20,000 pieces in each year. Yes Vacheron Constantin never has turned its back on human workmanship.
To this day every piece is elaborated and finished by hand, and more than 75 % of the wrist watches to come out of the Vacheron Constantin workshop bear the Poincon de Geneva, the mark of the finest degree of replica watch producing craft. The ultra-thin watches fitted while using .04-inch-high caliber VC, manufactured in the 1950s and Nineteen sixties, at the moment are archetypes of their kind, as have the designer watches with finely enameled dials in the Metiers Art series. The manufacturer gives a clean, stylish aesthetic in its finishing (even the most minute pieces have been carefully decorated with cotes de Geneva).