Vacheron Constantin’s 260th Anniversary & Reference 57260

November 2015

Vacheron Constantin’s 260th Anniversary & Reference 57260

On September 17th 2015, Vacheron Constantin celebrated its 260th anniversary at its Manufacture in Plan-les-Ouates, Switzerland and revealed the most complicated watch ever made ‐ Reference 57260. Following the official launch, Reference 57260 travelled to Shanghai, Hong Kong and New York where it was exclusively presented during the Maison’s 260th anniversary events.

On the occasion of its 260th anniversary celebration in Geneva, the Maison revealed the most complicated watch ever made ‐ Reference 57260, a masterwork of unimaginable complication and technical innovation to summarize Vacheron Constantin's 260 years of horological expertise in an extraordinary alignment of legacy, passion and savoir‐faire. Watch aficionados, collectors and international press were invited to discover this exceptional timepiece and met with Master Watchmakers: Micke Pintus, Yannick Pintus and Jean-Luc Perrin.  The Geneva-based Manufacture launched the “Artists of Time” book retracing its epic story, narrated by Franco Cologni. Vacheron Constantin also revealed the “Imprint of Time” cylinder seal engraved with 24 symbols illustrating the Manufacture’s identity. 

Following the grand celebrations in Geneva and Shanghai, Vacheron Constantin, hosted its 260th anniversary celebration in Hong Kong on 29th September 2015 at 1,300 feet above sea level, on the 100th floor of the tallest landmark in Hong Kong. Guests enjoyed an evening above the spectacular view of the city with a sky‐high exploration journey of Vacheron Constantin’s 260 years of uninterrupted watchmaking legacy. Prestigious guests were thrilled to be among the privileged few to preview this unique masterpiece before the general public at Watches & Wonder which opened the next day.

Following a tour of Asia, Reference 57260 travelled to New York where North American President, Vincent Brun and Retail Director, Dominique Bernaz hosted a celebratory evening for Vacheron Constantin’s 260th anniversary. Model and actress Christie Brinkley sparkled in Vacheron Constantin’s Heures Creatives ladies timepiece and DJ Mia Moretti provided the night’s soundtrack, inspired by an impressive digital art installation by French artist, Miguel Chevalier. Guests enjoyed passed food and cocktails surrounded by exceptional Vacheron Constantin timepieces. In homage to the history and accomplishment of the Maison, lights dropped and ten trumpets, trombones and horns heralded the much anticipated North American unveiling of the most complicated watch ever made, Reference 57260.  

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The first world reveal of Reference 57260. From bewilderment to pure amazement a select number of members of the press share their emotions, impressions and thoughts after having seen the world’s most complicated watch: Reference 57260.

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NEW-YORK - From left to right: Vincent Brun, Vacheron Constantin’s North American President, joined by model and actress Christie Brinkley and Dominique Bernaz, Vacheron Constantin’s Retail Director.

NEW-YORK - From left to right: Vincent Brun, Vacheron Constantin’s North American President, joined by model and actress Christie Brinkley and Dominique Bernaz, Vacheron Constantin’s Retail Director.

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NEW-YORK - DJ Mia Moretti.

NEW-YORK - DJ Mia Moretti.

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NEW-YORK - From left to right: Vincent Brun, Vacheron Constantin’s North American President and Dominique Bernaz, Vacheron Constantin’s Retail Director, introducing Reference 57260.

NEW-YORK - From left to right: Vincent Brun, Vacheron Constantin’s North American President and Dominique Bernaz, Vacheron Constantin’s Retail Director, introducing Reference 57260.

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HONG-KONG - Vacheron Contantin’s milestones were rendered in a memory montage of moving images and video.

HONG-KONG - Vacheron Constantin’s milestones were rendered in a memory montage of moving images and video.

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On the occasion of its 260th anniversary of uninterrupted history and expertise, the Geneva-based Manufacture published a beautiful book “Artists of Time” retracing its epic story, narrated by Franco Cologni.

On the occasion of its 260th anniversary of uninterrupted history and expertise, the Geneva-based Manufacture published a beautiful book “Artists of Time” retracing its epic story, narrated by Franco Cologni.

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HONG-KONG - The “Imprint of Time” cylinder seal is engraved with 24 symbols illustrating the Manufacture’s identity.

HONG-KONG - The “Imprint of Time” cylinder seal is engraved with 24 symbols illustrating the Manufacture’s identity.

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HONG-KONG - The interactive, virtual reality world of “Vacheron Constantin Eternal Legacy” by French Artist, Miguel Chevalier.

HONG-KONG - The interactive, virtual reality world of “Vacheron Constantin Eternal Legacy” by French Artist, Miguel Chevalier.

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Reference 57260, the most complicated watch ever made.

Reference 57260, the most complicated watch ever made.

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HONG-KONG - Mr. Juan‐Carlos Torres, CEO of Vacheron Constantin, delivered a speech.

HONG-KONG - Mr. Juan‐Carlos Torres, CEO of Vacheron Constantin, delivered a speech.

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HONG-KONG - From left to right : Ms. Bonnie Law, Retail Director of Vacheron Constantin Hong Kong & China; Mr. Julien Tornare, Managing Director of Vacheron Constantin Asia Pacific; Mr. Samuel Lee, CEO of Elegant Jewellery & Watch; Ms. Betty Leung, Director of Prince Jewellery & Watch; and Mr. Juan‐Carlos Torres, CEO of Vacheron Constantin; and Mr. Charlie Lai, Managing Director of Vacheron Constantin Hong Kong & China

HONG-KONG - From left to right : Ms. Bonnie Law, Retail Director of Vacheron Constantin Hong Kong & China; Mr. Julien Tornare, Managing Director of Vacheron Constantin Asia Pacific; Mr. Samuel Lee, CEO of Elegant Jewellery & Watch; Ms. Betty Leung, Director of Prince Jewellery & Watch; and Mr. Juan‐Carlos Torres, CEO of Vacheron Constantin; and Mr. Charlie Lai, Managing Director of Vacheron Constantin Hong Kong & China

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HONG-KONG - From left to right : Mr. Alvin Lai, Brand Manager of Vacheron Constantin Taiwan; Mr. Vincent Cuche, Brand, Manager of Vacheron Constantin Australia; Mr. Charlie Lai, Managing Director of Vacheron Constantin Hong Kong & China; Ms. Ellen Sorensen, Managing Director of Vacheron Constantin Southeast Asia; Mr. Juan‐Carlos Torres, CEO of Vacheron Constantin; Mr. Julien Tornare, Managing Director of Vacheron Constantin Asia Pacific; Ms. Sangjung Lee, Brand Manager of Vacheron Constantin Korea; and Mr. Pierre Liu, General Manager of Vacheron Constantin China

HONG-KONG - From left to right : Mr. Alvin Lai, Brand Manager of Vacheron Constantin Taiwan; Mr. Vincent Cuche, Brand, Manager of Vacheron Constantin Australia; Mr. Charlie Lai, Managing Director of Vacheron Constantin Hong Kong & China; Ms. Ellen Sorensen, Managing Director of Vacheron Constantin Southeast Asia; Mr. Juan‐Carlos Torres, CEO of Vacheron Constantin; Mr. Julien Tornare, Managing Director of Vacheron Constantin Asia Pacific; Ms. Sangjung Lee, Brand Manager of Vacheron Constantin Korea; and Mr. Pierre Liu, General Manager of Vacheron Constantin China

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HONG-KONG - Special performance by Asia’s diva Sandy Lam

HONG-KONG - Special performance by Asia’s diva Sandy Lam