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Specialties

  • Luxury Watch Company.
  • Started by Jean-Marc Vacheron (1731-1805).

1770

  • Created the first complication.

1779

  • First engine-turned dials.

1785

  • Abraham Vacheron, Jean-Marc’s son, takes over.

1810

  • Jaques-Barthélemy Vacheron, grandson of Jean-Marc, runs the company.

1819

  • Jaques-Barthélemy’s export expansion requires a business partner.
  • Partnership established with Francois Constantin and firm was renamed Vacheron et Constantin.

1839

  • Georges-Auguste Leschot joined the firm and invented standardized caliber watch movements.

1844

  • Georges-Auguste Leschot invented a pantographic device for engraving small watch parts.

1885

  • First nonmagnetic timepiece able to withstand magnetic fields.

1887

  • Became a stock company.

1970

  • Company was renamed, dropping the “et” between the names.

1996

  • Bought out by Richemont Group.