|Famous for||In 1979, it made the Kallista, the most expensive wristwatch at £5m, today valued at around £11m. It features 118 emerald cut diamonds and took 6,000 hours for the watchmakers to craft and 20 months to set the jewels|
One of the greatest names in Swiss watchmaking, Vacheron Constantin is one of the classic trinity of prestige watch brands. Founded in 1755, Vacheron Constantin’s pedigree and position at the forefront of watchmaking is unrivalled even today. As a specialist movement maker, its in-house calibres carry the esteemed Geneva Seal, one of the definitive awards of watchmaking quality. Living by its motto ‘Do better if possible and this is always possible’, Vacheron Constantin is credited with creating one of the world’s most complicated wristwatches. Technical expertise, design excellence and intricate and elaborate finishes are the cornerstones of this notable watch brand. Interestingly, during the history of this watch manufacturer it was headed by two women, yet another reason to respect this inspiring brand that has given us centuries of quality.