Vacheron Constantin’s Les Cabinotiers Celestia at this year’s SIHH

Visitors to Vacheron Constantin stand by this year’s SIHH soon to be amazed by the 57620 reference to create a unique pocket watch to celebrate the 260th anniversary of the company in 2015.

There are 57 individual functions, which are a “super complication” of the traditional masterpiece of a contemporary masterpiece. But this year has joined another one-time – Les Cabinotiers Celestia astronomical complications with no less than 23 separate complications squeezed into its 45 mm white gold. read more

High-quality Vacheron Constantin Overseas Ultra-Thin Perpetual Calendar

The watch is powered by the Caliber 1120 QP. Vacheron Constantin’s Overseas collection was revamped in 2016 and one of the stand-out pieces was the Overseas Ultra-Thin Perpetual Calendar.

The 41.5mm white gold case holds the iconic Caliber, an amazingly slim feat for a Grand Complication watch. The case is also only 8.1mm thick and features a soft iron casing ring ensuring anti-magnetic protection. Looking at the back, there is a transparent sapphire crystal caseback. read more

Vacheron Constantin Overseas World Time – On the Wrist

I love a good GMT or world time watch on any given day, but the overall execution of this Vacheron left me all too eager to get some extended hands-on time. The time has come and gone, so let’s get to it.

After my week on the wrist experience with the adorable Overseas Chronograph, it was safe to say that I’m a big fan of the relaunched 2016 Overseas collection across the board. From its unique bezel and case design right down to its clever strap changing system, there’s a lot to love, but when given an initial first-hand glimpse at the new World Time model, I – along with many of my fellow enthusiasts and media who made it up onto the High Line in New York for Vacheron’s entertaining kick-off event – was almost immediately convinced that this was the new it piece from the Overseas lineup. read more

The Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chrono

Yes, Jorg Hysek, inspired by Gerald Genta, penned the original and yes, its first formal overhaul was hugely well received. History lessons aside, the Vacheron Constantin Overseas has always been a strong suit in Vacheron’s repertoire.

Here we are in 2016 and the Overseas has seen a fairly comprehensive, albeit polarizing redesign once again. Now I’m always a sucker for a bright blue dial, and I love a good clean and legible chronograph, so the chance to wear this watch offered me hands-on time that I couldn’t possibly turn down. I’d been hearing a handful of gripes and groans over some of Vacheron Constantin’s design decisions, but as with countless times before, I couldn’t help but wonder how valid the criticisms would prove after a proper week of wrist time. read more

Watch Auctions Really Hit New Highs

At Sotheby’s on May 14, rare Vacheron Constantin and TAG Heuer watches joined Patek Philippe at the top of the high bid list.

As what may be the most memorable watch auction long weekend in years drew to a close late Monday, new records were set with Rolex and Patek Philippe timepieces, while many other familiar names, including TAG Heuer, Vacheron Constantin, Breguet, Universal Genève, Zenith, and Urban Jurgensen, reached new levels of auction desirability. read more

We Are Looking Forward To Timecrafters 2016

TAG Heuer


TAG Heuer Carrera chronograph

A favorite stop on my annual Baselworld sojourn, the TAG Heuer exhibit is always a finely tuned blend of high energy, high sophistication and high design. I expect nothing less at the TimeCrafters event. And this year, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the iconic Indy 500 race, TAG Heuer is launching a Special Edition of its revisited Carrera chronograph, the Heuer 01. A limited edition of 100 pieces will showcase the “Indy 500 logo” on the dial as well as on the caseback and bezel. This timepiece will be unveiled at the Time Crafters exhibition in New York, which is taking place shortly before the race in Indianapolis. read more

The Vacheron Constantin Overseas World Time – New Watch Alert

As the sixth new model in this revamped Overseas collection, the Overseas World Time arrives with a dial somewhat familiar to those who know the firm’s Patrimony Traditionnelle World Time from 2011, though this new Overseas edition is made strictly with a steel case and features three color options and specially made map with an unusual “Lambert” world projection in its center. Vacheron Constantin this week adds a fresh-faced World Time watch to the much-lauded SIHH 2016 re-launch of its Overseas collection. read more

Let’s Countdown To TimeCrafters 2016

As team iW arrived at 66th and Lexington this morning, we were greeted with the sound of hardware tools and looking at finishing touches at TimeCrafters 2016. All of our team was excited by the improved scope of the luxury watch show and excited to see all of the programming offered.

Walking around the booths, watches featured and discussed all year on our site and in our magazine are on display at the Park Avenue Armory from May 13-15. (Particularly excited about the Vacheron Constantin Reference 57260 and Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Skeleton Double Flying Tourbillon). The 18 brands will show their best at TimeCrafters, and unless you travelled to Baselworld in March or were lucky enough to attend the trade-only SIHH in January, chances are you haven’t yet seen any of the debut 2016 timepieces that are shown. read more

The Best Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph

The model pictured here is the Overseas Chronograph, which is powered by the Caliber 1137. Included on the watch are a minutes indicator, column-wheel chronograph with 12-hour and 30-minute counters and small seconds at 6 o’clock. Each watch is bestowed with the Hallmark of Geneva, which is also celebrating an anniversary this year: its 130th. read more

The Best Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph

The model pictured here is the Overseas Chronograph, which is powered by the Caliber 1137. Included on the watch are a minutes indicator, column-wheel chronograph with 12-hour and 30-minute counters and small seconds at 6 o’clock. Each watch is bestowed with the Hallmark of Geneva, which is also celebrating an anniversary this year: its 130th. read more