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Best of The Hour Lounge: Vacheron & Constantin Tonneau Wrist Watches

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Tick Talk
Inspired by the Harmony watches of fellow Vachonistas and the piece unique American 1921 recently introduced, I've reached into the vault for this feature on shaped watches. But first, an explanation of model numbers. Image credit Vacheron Constantin unless otherwise noted. By The Numbers Vacheron & Constantin employed three formats over the years to identify timepieces: photo reference numbers, catalog numbers, and model reference numbers...Story

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Introducing The Best of The Hour Lounge: Vacheron & Constantin Repeater Watches

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I have a confession to make to you, my fellow Vachonistas; I am a hoarder! Thankfully not the kind who lives in a house jammed to the ceiling with mouldy newspapers and stinking of cat pee; I am an information hoarder. When the The Hour Lounge, the official Vacheron Constantin discussion forum, was suddenly taken offline some four years ago I had, thanks to this small idiosyncrasy, copied many of the interesting and informative posts. Today I am pleased to launch the first in a series of repackaged articles ... ...Story

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CHRONOMÈTRE ROYAL; Caramba! The Brazilian Connection

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Tick Talk (c) 14 April 2020 With time on my hands (what a delightful pun) I’ve been researching the history of Vacheron Constantin’s iconic Chronomètre Royal and it’s genesis in Brazil. When the latest model was introduced in 1907, it was ostensibly to celebrate the line’s 100th anniversary. An article published on The Hour Lounge, appropriately titled; “Chronomètre Royal: 100 Years of Flamboyance”, shared a wealth of details. Here I’ll offer a brief excerpt: "Building on its experience and reputation gained .....Story

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Hands on review of the Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers - La Caravelle 1950

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foversta
It is a little paradoxical to speak of a watch that evokes the great explorations in full confinement period. But I couldn't wait any longer to present this unique Vacheron Constantin piece, Les Cabinotiers - La Caravelle (The Caravel) 1950. I have always thought that the best from the Geneva manufacture was expressed when it brought an artistic touch into its watches . It has a real know-how which allows it to combine the charm and the poetry of the crafts with the rigor and the technique of watchmaking...Story

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Vacheron Constantin Mercator Yellow Gold Russia and Europe, ref 43050.

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amanico
It is not a mystery I am a huge fan of the Mercator. A special, refined, original and poetic piece from Vacheron which basically, made two versions, one with solid gold dial, and the other one with Enamel Champlevé dial. If I am more fan of the Enamel Champlevé dials, I cannot deny the charm of the solid gold dials. Here is an enemel Champlevé, " Germany "...Story

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Hands on review of the Vacheron Constantin Historiques Cornes de Vache in steel

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I prefer to go straight to the point. There is one detail that I don't like with this new release from Vacheron Constantin, it is the strategy of the brand which surrounds it. In fact, I find it hard to understand why Vacheron Constantin has partnered with Hodinkee in 2017 to release a limited edition of the chronograph Historiques Cornes de Vache, explaining its exceptional character because of its steel case ... And two years later, here is the come-back of the very same case in another context...Story

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Hands on review of the Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Perpetual Calendar Ultra Thin Rose Gold Blue Dial

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Vacheron Constantin has just presented a new version of the Patrimony Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin in pink gold and blue dial thus forming part of a trend from the manufacture which consists of developing a whole line of Patrimony watches with this combination of colors. Belonging to the Patrimony collection, this watch is the quintessence of the classic perpetual calendar with an usual dial lay-out from Vacheron Constantin: the months and the leap year indicator at the top, the days on the left, the date ... ...Story

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Vacheron Constantin - Les Cabinotiers 20 New Unique Watches For U.S. Tour.

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Bill
I had the great please to be invited to see the 20 piece collection from the Atelier Les Cabinotiers and the distinct honor to meet Leslie Kobrin, President of Americas for Vacheron Constantin. A very passionate Lady with a vision for Vacheron to elevate it to a place where it can show the special talents that have to offer bespoke, one-of-a-kind watches called the Les Cabinotiers collection. These watches can take from 18 months to several years to complete and can meet a clients wildest dreams. However, .....Story

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The FiftySix event in Paris

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The FiftySix collection is key for the future of Vacheron Constantin . Or, to be more precise, Vacheron Constantin has high expectations with this collection. Inspired by a piece which was introduced in... 1956, the collection unveiled during the last SIHH already features a wide range of complications from a three-hand model to a tourbillon...Story

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Vacheron Constantin Les Historiques American 1921 Platinum or Chronometre Royal platinum?

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amanico
If I think about modern Vacheron Constantin watches, there are a few which come to my mind, such as the Malte Chronograph Perpetual from the Excellence Series, the Malte Chronograph, too, the Mercator Enamel Champlevé, and... The Les Historiques American or the Chronometre Royal, both in platinum. I know, some will tell me why choosing between these two last Vacheron... They are so different in their style and movements, one being round, the other cushion shaped, one having a manual winding movement while .....Story

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