Discover Vacheron Constantin’s Unyielding Quest for Excellence in the Celestial Mechanics of the Latest Astronomical Timepiece
Vacheron Constantin, the world’s oldest Haute Horlogerie manufacturer with over 260 years of uninterrupted history, debuted its latest astronomical timepieces in Hong Kong in a vivid dialogue between the infinitely large and the infinitely small: between the heavenly rhythm of the celestial rotations and the intrinsic celestial mechanics in the Maison’s astronomical timepieces.
Since its foundation in Geneva in 1755, Vacheron Constantin has been in the very heart of excellence with a perpetual determination to seek mechanical precision, and a ceaseless will to master artistic crafts. For more than 260 years, Vacheron Constantin’s masterful horological creations have been endowed with the timeless beauty of intrinsically sophisticated works. In 2015, on the occasion of the Maison’s 260thanniversary, Vacheron Constantin released Reference 57260, the most complicated watch ever made, combining traditional watchmaking principles with the latest technological advances. Reference 57260 redefined the limits of the possible with a total of 57 horological complications in one double-dial pocket watch, of which 27 were astronomical. Earlier this year, during Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève 2017, Vacheron Constantin presented Les Cabinotiers Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600, featuring 23 astronomical complications on a double-dial wristwatch, providing a reading of time in three modes: civil, solar, and sidereal, each driven by its own gear train. Five years of development, a dedicated master-watchmaker, along with two years of design, this Haute Horlogerie “heavenly phenomenon” is one of the most complex ever made and heir to a proud lineage of Vacheron Constantin’s astronomical timepieces.
In honour of the Maison’s technical and artistic excellence in astronomical horology, Vacheron Constantin proudly debuted its latest astronomical timepieces on Wednesday, 7 June 2017 in Hong Kong, in an exhibition called “Celestial Mechanics”, creating a dialogue between the infinitely large and the infinitely small: while the heavenly rhythm of the solar system organizes our existence, the mechanical miniatures of intrinsic horological works choreograph the complex celestial ballet of the solar, lunar, sidereal and terrestrial rotations.