Founded in 1755 by Jean-Marc Vacheron in Geneva,
Switzerland, Vacheron Constantin embodied the first horologic complication and engine turned dial. This innovative and luxury timepieces continued to thrive within the family throughout the French Revolution until Vacheron’s Grandson took on a partner, Francois Constantin, giving us the name we know today.
A timepiece said to be part of the “Holy Trinity,” along with Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet, Vacheron Constantin was owned by men like Napoleon Bonaparte, Pope Pius XI, Harry Truman and the Duke of Windsor. The name itself emanates superiority and so does its’ caliber.
The Vacheron Constantin Harmony is a tribute to the 260 years of its vivacity. The Limited Edition watch is cushion shaped and designed by a look inspired by a Vacheron Constantin Chronograph that was introduced in 1928. It was stylized to interoperate the contemporary style of said chronograph. The back of the watch has an inscription in tribute to the 260th Anniversary, along with a beautifully engraved skeleton case back.
The Harmony offers the most ideal complication of having a second time zone. The large clean display makes it easy to read the second zone, as well as the day and night indicators on the left hand side. The watch is not luminescent, but if it were, it would have taken away from its’ vintage heritage, ruining the style and purpose of its’ design. Normally, square or tank style watches don’t sit well on my wrist, but this case fits beautifully on round square-shaped admirers. Also, the double-sided folding clasp was amazingly comfortable and adds to its’ high-end uniformity.