Har­monic In­ven­tion

VACHERON CON­STANTIN IS CEL­E­BRAT­ING ITS 260TH AN­NIVER­SARY WITH A SE­RIES OF LIMITED-EDI­TION PIECES. Sean Li EX­AM­INES THE HAR­MONY CHRONO­GRAPH, THE FIRST WATCH IN THE COL­LEC­TION

Hong Kong Tatler - - Watches -

Mod­ern watch­mak­ing is a study in contrasts, with the ap­pli­ca­tion of the lat­est tech­nolo­gies to the man­u­fac­ture of me­chan­i­cal move­ments that are firmly rooted in the past. Although nu­mer­ous brands like to pro­claim the year of their found­ing, the fact is that quite a few of them were dor­mant for decades, if not cen­turies. But Vacheron Con­stantin, one of to­day’s most pres­ti­gious, can lay claim to more than two cen­turies of con­tin­u­ous op­er­a­tion; founded in 1755, the Geneva man­u­fac­ture is now cel­e­brat­ing its 260th an­niver­sary.

To start the cel­e­bra­tions, Vacheron sought in­spi­ra­tion from its con­sid­er­able ar­chives. The first an­niver­sary col­lec­tion, ti­tled Har­mony, com­prises seven watches show­cas­ing the vast ex­pe­ri­ence and ca­pa­bil­i­ties of to­day’s man­u­fac­ture, rang­ing from chrono­graphs, to dual time watches and, of course, a tour­bil­lon. We take a look at the first watch from the new col­lec­tion, the Har­mony Chrono­graph with Cal­i­bre 3300.

The de­sign is di­rectly in­spired by a mono­pusher chrono­graph made by Vacheron

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