Vacheron Constantin, Switzerland’s top watchmaker with more than 250 years of history, has been betting on unparalleled talent and passion for the design and development of unconventional watches. In addition to its prestigious classic round watch, the brand launched its first barrel-shaped watch as early as 1912. Vacheron Constantin will hold the 100th anniversary of Vacheron Constantin’s “Barrel” design at the opening of the Taipei 101 flagship store. The Vacheron Constantin classic barrel-shaped antique watch from the Geneva Museum will be displayed, and three new Malte watches will be launched. . Rare antique watches reproduce the century-old classic of 1912. In order to completely break the traditional circular design of the pocket watch at the time, Vacheron Constantin promoted the spirit of innovation with the pace of the times to launch the first barrel-shaped watches, becoming the first batch of wine barrels. -Shaped watchmaker. Since then, the barrel design has become one of Vacheron Constantin’s iconic styles, and after hundreds of years of change, it is still widely used in the design of the most complex watch.
Vacheron Constantin’s Taipei 101 flagship store is officially operational. It is located on the fourth floor of Taipei 101 Mall in Taipei’s landmark Xinyi Planning District (next to Xinyi Road). It is Vacheron Constantin’s first brand flagship store in Taiwan.
As a pioneer of barrel-shaped design, Vacheron Constantin has created countless treasures for the world for a century. Barrel-shaped antique watches on display this time are classics introduced by Vacheron Constantin in the past 100 years, each of which presents a unique design style as the times evolve. At the same time, the barrel-shaped antique watches have inherited the long tradition of Vacheron Constantin, low-key luxury, elegant and noble, and exquisite craftsmanship, leaving a peak mark in the century-old history of barrel-shaped watches.
Vacheron Constantin’s first 18K gold watch made in 1912
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In 2000, Vacheron Constantin launched the Malte watch series, which integrates Vacheron Constantin’s barrel watch into this series. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the barrel-shaped design, in addition to exhibiting Vacheron Constantin’s first barrel-shaped 18K gold watch made in 1912, it will also reinterpret its design, adding new members to the Malte series and launching Three new Malte watches-the Malte Tourbillon Watch, the Malte Small Seconds Watch, and the limited edition 100-barrel-shaped 100th Anniversary Watch. These three simple and sophisticated watches each have a classic charm, yet they consistently highlight the modern style. They are Vacheron Constantin’s re-interpretation of the Malte series, marking the birth of a barrel-shaped watch for a century, and also laying an irreplaceable and unique position for the barrel-shaped watch in the field of fine watchmaking. The heart-shaped watch is the embodiment of love.
Malte Tourbillon watch, rose gold case, diameter 38 × 48.2 mm, sapphire crystal glass and back case, waterproof 30 meters, 2795 hand-wound movement, Geneva mark, power storage 45 hours, hours, minutes, Small seconds, tourbillon, brown handmade crocodile leather strap, reference price 1.26 million yuan.
The development and continuation of unconventional watch design is also the trend of continuous innovation and exploration in the future of mechanical clocks and watchmaking. Vacheron Constantin’s engineers and movement designers worked tirelessly to develop a new barrel-shaped mechanical movement based on the case shape. The new 2795 movement was developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin and applied to the Malte Tourbillon watch. Inside, it shows the brand’s world-renowned superb skills in the field of complex performance watches.
Malte small seconds watch, rose gold case, diameter 36.7X47.61 mm, sapphire crystal, water-resistant to 30 meters, 4400 AS hand-wound movement, Geneva stamp, power reserve 65 hours, hours, minutes, small seconds , Brown handmade crocodile leather strap, reference price 170,000 yuan.
In addition, all three watches have passed the official certification of the new standard of the ‘Geneva Mark’ (an independent certification of origin, the highest award for excellence in craftsmanship and extraordinary aesthetics in fine watchmaking expertise). With this new Malte series, Vacheron Constantin pays tribute to the barrel-shaped treasures that have been popular for centuries, while at the same time extolling its basic values based on classic style, elegance and superb craftsmanship.
Malte Barrel-shaped 100th Anniversary Watch, 950 platinum case, 36.7 x 47.61 mm diameter, sapphire crystal glass, water-resistant to 30 meters Movement: 4400 hand-wound movement, Geneva mark, power reserve 65 hours, hour, Minute, dark blue handmade crocodile leather strap, reference price 350,000 yuan, limited to 100 pieces worldwide.
About Vacheron Constantin
Since its establishment in Geneva in 1755, Vacheron Constantin has never ceased production and is the oldest watchmaker in the world. For more than 250 years, Vacheron Constantin has been adhering to the founder’s ‘striving for perfection, excellence’ and constantly pursuing the perfect artistic spirit. As a comprehensive watch manufacturer, from mechanical to movement development, technology to design and creation, as well as the production process, all are controlled by Vacheron Constantin, and it inherits the company’s three fine traditions: superior technology, perfect design, rigorous procedures. Vacheron Constantin now has 30 specialty stores and more than 340 points of sale in more than 80 countries around the world, allowing watch lovers around the world to enjoy excellent watchmaking technology.
Vacheron Constantin Taipei 101 Flagship Store 4F, No. 45 Shifu Road, Xinyi District, Taipei City