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Vacheron Constantin

Iconic Swiss watchmaker Vacheron Constantin was among the first brands to embrace the Geneva Seal and is the oldest watch producer in the world that is still in operation. Vintage Vacheron Constantin watches continue to charm and captivate collectors near and far, and the manufacturer’s Maltese cross logo, adopted in 1877, is instantly recognizable as an emblem of luxurious design and enduring quality.

Vacheron Constantin was founded in 1755 by Jean-Marc Vacheron, the son of a master weaver in Geneva who instilled in his children his belief that working with one’s hands is a noble endeavor. Jean-Marc took his father’s convictions to heart and opened his watchmaking workshop at the age of 24. The watchmaker made custom watches for royalty and flourished as an innovator in its field.

Vacheron Constantin functioned as a family business for several decades after Jean-Marc’s death. His grandson, Jacques-Barthélemy, took over the business in 1810 and promptly realized that he would need support in order to expand the company’s reach as well as oversee production. He searched for a partner who was versed in international business and who had a fondness for watches — and he found it in successful businessman François Constantin, who became his associate in 1819.

Constantin was born to a merchant in Geneva. From a young age, he traveled extensively and honed his business skills, fast becoming a venerable merchant himself. Shortly after joining Vacheron, Constantin coined the company's motto, "Do better if possible, and that is always possible." These words continue to guide the brand to this day.

Since becoming known as Vacheron & Constantin in 1819 — and later, Vacheron Constantin — the company has enjoyed international acclaim for everything from jewelry watches to provocative shaped designs, and its alluring timepieces are highly sought after by antique and vintage watch enthusiasts.

Widely loved models designed by Vacheron Constantin include the sporty Overseas and the Patrimony, while a number of Vacheron Constantin watches hold world records. A vintage pocket watch previously owned by King Fuad I of Egypt is one of the most expensive watches ever sold at auction. Another watch — the Reference 57260 pocket watch — has 57 complications and took eight years to build. In 2022 Vacheron Constantin exhibited a selection of its rarely seen mid-century watches in its New York City flagship store. Since the 1990s, the company has been a subsidiary of the Swiss Richemont Group.

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Vacheron Constantin Overseas Watch
Vacheron Constantin Overseas Watch
Vacheron Constantin Historiques Watch
Vacheron Constantin Historiques Watch
Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Watch
Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Watch
Fiftysix Watch
Fiftysix Watch
Vacheron & Constantin Yellow Gold Ultra Thin Wristwatch
By Vacheron Constantin
Located in Stamford, CT
Vacheron & Constantin 18k yellow gold men's wristwatch. Beautiful example of early 1960's watch making when the worlds watch manufacturers were trying to prove who could make the thi...
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Mid-20th Century Vacheron Constantin

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Vacheron Constantin Jade Carnelian 18 Karat Yellow Gold Box
By Vacheron Constantin
Located in New York, NY
Fine 18k yellow gold nephrite jade, carnelian, and 18k gold round box with lid, by Vacheron Constantin. Hallmarks: Vacheron Constantin maker's mark, 750.
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Late 20th Century Vacheron Constantin

Materials

Carnelian, Jade, 18k Gold

Vacheron & Constantin Vintage Yellow Gold Pocket Watch
By Vacheron Constantin
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1920s Vacheron & Constantin Pocket watch, 44 M.M. 14k Yellow Gold 3 Piece case with inside Dust cover, the cover has an engraved presentation dated 1920. 17 Jewel Gilt lever mo...
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1920s Swiss Vintage Vacheron Constantin

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Yellow Gold

Vacheron Constantin Overseas 42050 Black Dial Stainless Steel Watch
By Vacheron Constantin
Located in Great Neck, NY
Vacheron Constantin Overseas 42050 Watch. 36mm stainless steel case  with stainless steel bezel. Black texture dial with steel luminous hands and index hour markers. Minute makers on...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vacheron Constantin

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Antique Vacheron Constantin Diamond Gold Watch Pendant
By Vacheron Constantin
Located in New York, NY
Antique 18k gold and platinum watch case, set in onyx circle,decorated with rose cut diamonds set in silver. Suspended on a 25" long fabric cord (has damage - see photos) with silve...
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20th Century Vacheron Constantin

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Diamond, Gold

Vacheron Constantin Ladies Classic in 18k Yellow Gold with Diamond Dial
By Vacheron Constantin
Located in Surfside, FL
Ladies Vacheron Constantin in 18k yellow gold with a diamond dial. Quartz. 19 mm case size. Fits 6.25" wrist. Ref 603783. Fine Pre-owned Vacheron Constantin Watch. Certified preowne...
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1990s Vacheron Constantin

Materials

Yellow Gold

Vacheron Constantin Overseas 49150 White Dial Mens Watch With Papers
By Vacheron Constantin
Located in Great Neck, NY
Vacheron Constantin Overseas 49150/B01A-9095 Mens Watch. 42mm stainless steel case with stainless steel fixed bezel. White dial with luminous steel hands and index hour marker. Three...
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2010s Vacheron Constantin

Vacheron Constantin Overseas Silver Dial Chronograph Mens Watch 49150
By Vacheron Constantin
Located in Atlanta, GA
Vacheron Constantin Overseas Silver Dial Chronograph Mens Watch 49150. Automatic self-winding chronograph movement. Stainless steel case 42.5 mm in diameter. Screwed down crown and p...
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Early 2000s Vacheron Constantin

Materials

Silver

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Vacheron Constantin Overseas Watch
Vacheron Constantin Overseas Watch
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Vacheron Constantin Historiques Watch
Vacheron Constantin Historiques Watch
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$44,102
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3
Vacheron Constantin Historiques Watch
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Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Watch
Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Watch
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$20,553
Number Available
2
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Fiftysix Watch
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$37,250
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1
Fiftysix Watch
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Vacheron Constantin jewelry & watches for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers a range of Vacheron Constantin jewelry and watches. These unique items were designed with extraordinary care, often using gold. While looking for the most stylish antique or vintage Vacheron Constantin jewelry to pair with your ensemble, you’ll find that Vacheron Constantin diamond jewelry & watches can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look, from our inventory of 24. This collection contains 149 pieces as well as a number of other designs by this jeweler. art deco and modern are among the most popular styles of Vacheron Constantin jewelry & watches available on 1stDibs. While this collection reflects work that originated over various time periods, most of these items were designed during the 20th Century. Many customers also consider jewelry & watches by Sicis Jewels, Hublot and Panerai.. Vacheron Constantin Jewelry & Watches prices can vary depending upon gemstone, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $1,035 and tops out at $460,997, while pieces like these can sell for $8,500 on average..
Questions About Vacheron Constantin
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Vacheron Constantin is a luxury watchmaker founded by Jean-Marc Vacheron on September 17, 1755, in Geneva, Switzerland. Today, Compagnie Financière Richemont S.A. owns the brand. Its headquarters are in Bellevue, Switzerland. Shop a range of Vacheron Constantin watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To pronounce Vacheron Constantin, say "VA-chir-un KAAN-stun-teen." The first word in the name refers to Jean-Marc Vacheron, who founded the brand in 1755. "Constantin" comes from the surname of the man who became Vacheron's business partner in 1819, François Constantin. Find a variety of Vacheron Constantin watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Compagnie Financière Richemont S.A owns Vacheron Constantin as of December 2021. The public company trades on the SIX Swiss Exchange under the initial CFR and operates out of headquarters in Bellevue, Switzerland. You'll find a variety of Vacheron Constantin watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Vacheron Constantin is made in factories located in Geneva and Vallée de Joux in Switzerland. Jean-Marc Vacheron founded the luxury watchmaker in 1755. Its headquarters are located in Geneva, Switzerland. You'll find a range of Vacheron Constantin watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To wind a Vacheron Constantin, turn the winding crown clockwise until you sense some resistance. Typically, manual-winding watches require daily winding. You usually won't have to wind a self-winding timepiece unless you do not wear it for a day or two. Shop a range of Vacheron Constantin watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Yes, Vacheron Constantin watches typically retain their value over time. In fact, their value usually increases due to demand and inflation. Maintaining your watch properly will help to preserve its value. Shop a selection of Vacheron Constantin watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Which Vacheron Constantin watch you should buy is largely a matter of personal preference. The brand produces pocket watches and wristwatches for men as well as wristwatches for women. In addition to contemporary designs, you can find authentic timepieces produced in the 19th- and 20th-centuries. Shop a collection of Vacheron Constantin watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To spot a fake Vacheron Constantin watch, look closely at the details. Authentic timepieces made by the brand are highly complex and detailed. If you notice any flaws or asymmetry in the design, you are likely seeing a replica. Inside a real watch, you'll find the official gold seal of the Canton of Geneva. Shop a variety of Vacheron Constantin watches on 1stDibs.

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