Vacheron Constantin Beating In 1755 Shining In 2012
Since its establishment in Geneva in 1755, Vacheron Constantin has never ceased production and is the oldest watch manufacturer in the world. For more than 250 years, Vacheron Constantin has been adhering to the founder’s ‘strive for excellence’ and continuously pursue the artistic spirit of perfection. It is a comprehensive watch manufacturer that controls all processes from machinery to movement development, technology to design to production .
Vacheron Constantin Automatic Chronograph
At SIHH in 2008, Vacheron Constantin proudly introduced the unique new watch series-Quai de I’lle series. Its birth created a precedent for personalized fine watchmaking services and injected a new concept into the fine watch industry. The term Quai de l’ Ile is taken from the name of the address of Vacheron Constantin’s global flagship store in Geneva.
Yann Bouillonnec, Managing Director, Vacheron Constantin Asia Pacific
Q: Of the many Vacheron Constantin products, which one sells best worldwide?
A: Globally speaking, it should be the Patrimony heritage series. The collection has both simple and sophisticated designs. Patrimony’s heritage line combines knowledge and know-how.
Q: The Patrimony heritage series is a watch worthy of being passed down from generation to generation. What do you think are the characteristics of watches that can be passed down from generation to generation?
A: It should have lasting value and be passed on as a kind of wealth. Therefore, quality should come first. This is what makes Patrimony’s heritage series special. Since the brand was established, we have never stopped production, which means that we have been accumulating improvement levels and inheriting professional technology. Fortunately, we have never lost these precious wealth passed down. In watch manufacturing, old watch craftsmen train new watch craftsmen. When you are constantly producing, novices will learn everything they need and continue to do so. Therefore, with this training method, you have knowledge of the entire production process. We design it by hand to ensure the high quality of the watch. High quality means perpetuity. The accuracy of watch movement is the primary manifestation of high quality, and it is also the reason why watches can be passed on from generation to generation.
Q: Indeed, quality is very important for a watch, so is classic also important from a design perspective?
A: Judging from the design of the Patrimony heritage series, it is still very classic. It has a unique blend of styles, but it is also classic. A good design will last forever. In other words, if your watch is perfect in design, high in quality, and accurate in travel time, it will be passed on from generation to generation.
Q: As one of the oldest watch brands in the world, how is Vacheron Constantin’s global sales market distributed?
A: Our two largest markets are Europe and Asia. These two markets are similar. Hong Kong should be our largest market, and mainland China should be the most potential consumer market. It has become one of the world’s major powers.