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
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