On July 5th, 1819, François Constantin sent a letter from Torino to Jacques-Barthélémy Vacheron which contained what was to become the brand's motto: “Do better if possible, which is always possible”. Vacheron Constantin's timepieces surpass the technical criteria of the Poinçon de Genève, the highest standard of finishing and decorating of mechanical movements.Geneva's finest horological traditions - enamelling, piercing, engraving and engine-turning - are safeguarded in Vacheron Constantin's Les Métiers d'Art.
The world's oldest watch manufacturer in continuous operation since 1755 and founder of the spirit of technical and precious Haute Horlogerie, Vacheron Constantin has been making horological history for over 260 years. From the beginning, Vacheron Constantin devotes its every effort to perpetuating the spirit of Fine Watchmaking. The tradition of excellence that defines the Manufacture originates in the quality of execution of each of its watches. Its expertise is reflected in timepieces whose exceptionally refined finish goes beyond the demands of the Poinçon de Genève.