Vacheron Constantin, the luxury Swiss manufacture of prestige watches and a brand of the Richemont group, is celebrating one of its most important prize in fine watchmaking. The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2017 has awarded the Mechanical Exception Watch Prize to Vacheron Constantin’s Les Cabinotiers Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600. The exceptional timepiece pushing the limits of innovation and excellence encapsulates 5 years of development and the work of one master-watchmaker. The news from the Swiss watch manufacture do not end here.
The Geneva based watch manufacture established in 1755 announced a partnership with the digital watch authority Hodinkee to sell its vintage-inspired Historiques Collection online in the United States.
This November, Hodinkee e-magazine platform introduced its new HODINKEE Shop, now with a selection of the best modern watches. “It’s a totally new way to buy watches and all about making things better for you, the customer,” explained the hodinkee team.
From its inception 20 years ago, Vacheron Constantin’s Historiques Collection has featured re-interpreted legendary timepieces from the watch Manufacture’s archives, subtlety reinterpreted. Produced in small quantities for watch collectors of rare pieces and vintage watch lovers, the collection is a perfect fit for HODINKEE’s online sales site, the Hodinkee Shop – a destination since 2012 for unique vintage wristwatches and watch accessories.
In the Hodinkee Shop’s first selection of modern timepieces from eight prestigious watch manufactures a carefully curated collection of timepieces was unveiled to surprise and delight consumers. The idea is to make purchasing fine modern timepieces a convenient and easy experience. As such, each and every timepiece in the shop, regardless of price, is shipped free, fully insured, and next day to the consumer’s doorstep.
This fine watchmaking partnership comes on the heels of the successful launch of Vacheron Constantin’s Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 Limited Edition for Hodinkee in February 2017. The 36 piece limited edition watch, priced at $45,000 USD, sold out via a reservation form on HODINKEE’s website in under one hour.
In addition to online availability in the Hodinkee Shop, the Vacheron Constantin Historiques Collection can be found in a large network of the luxury watch manufacture partner’s stores around the world.